• Three Free Artistic Desktop Wallpaper Bundles

    No matter what tech device you prefer to use, it’s nice to personalize it with an eye-catching wallpaper! In today’s post, you can choose from three different artistic desktop and smart phone wallpapers to shake up your routine. All three are free TPK-original creations, and I hope that you’ll enjoy them!

    Three Free Artistic Desktop Wallpaper Bundles | The Postman's Knock

    The three artistic desktop wallpaper bundles presented in today’s post were prompted by an eye-opening rendezvous through my hard drive. You see, I create a lot of projects for mail art and the TPK blog, then I scan them with the intention of doing “something” with them later. As I browsed through all the abandoned but cool scans laying dormant in the hard drive, I decided that “later” should be today, and “something” should be desktop and iPhone wallpapers for you! So, in today’s post, I invite you to choose your favorite desktop or smart phone wallpaper, download it (for free), and use it to make your time with your tech devices a little more inspiring.

    1. Artistic Desktop Wallpaper for the Francophile


    This desktop wallpaper features four original France-inspired illustrations. One illustration shows a woman enjoying coffee at a quaint café after a morning at the boulangerie. An aproned waiter smilingly offers her more. Another illustration depicts a woman freshly finished shopping at a few boutiques. You can practically smell the tulips along the path she’s walking on! The last two illustrations embrace a floral theme. One encases the Arc de Triomphe in a flurry of blossoming roses, and the other shows a floral bundle with a fleur de lis and the French flag.

    Where You May Have Seen This Artwork Before

    Parisian Woman Illustration | The Postman's Knock

    A couple of years ago, I made the series of four illustrations featured in this desktop wallpaper for a “Springtime in Paris” contest hosted by Michael’s. The assignment was to create artwork that evokes spring in the City of Love, and I had a lot of fun coming up with subjects to draw! All four illustrations were created using a straight pen, a Nikko G nib, and sumi ink. There is also a printable stationery bundle in the TPK catalog featuring these illustrations.

    Where to Download

    You can download this France-themed artistic desktop and/or smart phone wallpaper by clicking here.

    2. Artistic Desktop Wallpaper for the Go-Getter


    If your work involves being on a computer or answering emails, chances are this desktop wallpaper will come in handy! I hope it reminds you of your strength and ability to take on anything. (If you haven’t heard this phrase before, this Wikipedia page will put it into context!)

    Where You May Have Seen This Calligraphy Before

    Calligraphy Worksheet | The Postman's Knock

    If you took a TPK beginner calligraphy workshop in Berkeley or Brooklyn, then you probably recognize this Kaitlin Style calligraphy from your worksheet packet! I think it’s a fun phrase, and it becomes a little bit ironic when it’s written in whimsical script.

    Where to Download

    You can download this gritty yet elegant artistic desktop and/or smart phone wallpaper by clicking here.

    3. Artistic Desktop Wallpaper for the Mediterranean Design Enthusiast


    When you visit the Mediterranean, you can’t help but notice the gorgeous, rich-colored tiles that appear both indoors and outdoors! Those tiles were the inspiration for this desktop wallpaper, which will transport you to Italy every time you power on your computer or smart phone.

    Where You May Have Seen This Artwork Before

    Hand-Painted Tiles Illustration Tutorial | The Postman's Knock

    If you’ve been reading TPK for a while, you may have seen the Hand-Painted Tiles Tutorial from May of 2015. The tutorial details how to make tile-inspired watercolor artwork, and it offers project suggestions that incorporate illustrated tiles!

    Where to Download

    You can download this colorful watercolor desktop and/or smart phone wallpaper by clicking here.

    I hope that you are able to use at least one of the designs featured in today’s post! I like all three of these, and I am currently rocking the “Go ahead … make my day!” calligraphy on my laptop and the tiles design on my phone. Having an artistic wallpaper provides such a nice way to merge technology with watercolor and calligraphy! If you’re interested in making wallpaper from your own illustrations, you can check out the Digitizing Artwork and Calligraphy eCourse. I used the techniques from the course to make all three of the designs that you see today!

    Thanks very much for reading TPK, and have a fantastic weekend!


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