Terrarium Phone Case

24 11 2015

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I’d been using one phone case for like 2 years (really cute, blue and white with birds), and it was looking kinda gross. The white in it had greyed out, and nothing I tried (alcohol, soap, Tide pen) would clean it. I decided I needed a new, clean case. So, I designed my own!

It started as just a sketch late one night. About a couple hours, concept to completed line work, just chilling out and listening to music. Decided to draw some cartoony terrariums networked together (but no rulers!)

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Yes, it’s been drawn using my pillow for a table. Bed = most comfy place to draw.

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I didn’t start out thinking “phone case” or I might have tried to get more even lines, but by the end I liked it:

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So I scanned and colored it in Photoshop:

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Cute! I happened to have coupons for Shutterfly, plus they were having a 40% off phone cases deal. It’s NOT worth it if you don’t have any coupons/discounts (e.g. the case I got – iPhone 5 with silicone casing for extra protection – would be $60 without them!), but with them it cost me about $20 including shipping.

The only challenge was that my drawing’s dimensions didn’t match a phone case’s dimensions. Lots of the drawing was cut off, but even to get what I did, I had to go back into Photoshop and add a large white border all around the image.

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I’m pretty happy with it though! Plus, the pink color matches exactly with my purse. 🙂

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