Ski/ Snowsport Jacket Design Concepts

My latest design concepts are some of my ski/snowsport themed fabric designs as ski jackets.

As I was heading to Slide & Outdoor Trade Show 2023 I completed mock-ups to be able show how I see the designs being used.

I first created a jacket design with features that I feel are important. I focused on a women’s jacket design with stretchy waist sections, expandable pockets, a removable inside of collar so that can be washed. I also of course included a lift pass pocket, and added a sunglasses pocket, and a large hidden pocket for the hollow of the back where goggles, a hat or a book could be carried.

Read on for more features of the jackets. I’ve chosen three of my 20+ ski and snowsport themed designs – ski goggle reflections, ski snow flakes and ski states.

Once I had created the jacket design I placed my fabric design onto it and added light and shade to demonstrate form. I created the mock-ups in my favourite creative app Procreate, with my iPad and Apple Pencil.

Here are the designs…

For comfort the design has underarm zipped vents. Stretchy cuffs ensure there is no gap between jacket and glove, and the hood is large enough to fit over a helmet for those cold, blowy days.

Reflective details are a safety element of the design concept. The contrasting hood interiors are bright and could be reversible to make them extra visible in low light or white out conditions, making them easier to follow or spot on the mountain.

I took a print out of the designs to Slide & OTS 2023 to show to ski industry contacts.

These jacket mock ups complement the earlier base layer, mid layer, neck wear and shirt designs. See those on these posts.

Base and Mid Layer Designs

Neckwear Designs

Ski/Smowsport Themed Shirts

If you’re a ski wear company or manufacturer and would like to discuss licensing these or others of my 20+ fabric design please email inspirebykim@outlook.com

Also check out my ski and snowsports interior concepts here.

See my ski and snowsport themed fabrics ar my Spoonflower shop.

Thanks so much

Kim x.

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New Work – These Boots Are Made For…

I’m excited to reveal my latest artwork, These Boots Are Made For…

Copyright Kim Walking Book, Watercolour Artwork, Inspired by biking, hiking, dog walking, selfies, summits, exploring, potholing, bird watching and cycling.
These Boots Are Made For… Copyright Kim

My newest artwork is all about getting boots on and exploring the awesome outdoors. Using a walking boot concept the illustration is to evoke memories of time in the hills. The painting can represent whichever hills you most like to roam. Here I see the Pennines, Peaks, Lake District and Scottish Highlands.

The walking boot is a landscape for miniature silhouetted people to be experiencing, exploring and enjoying.

Watercolour painting, summit selfie, dog walking  and climbing/ abseiling. Copyright Kim
These Boots Are Made For… Summit selfie, abseiling and getting out with the dog detail –
Copyright Kim

This piece which is now available as a medium or large art print in my shop. The print makes a great Christmas gift or treat for yourself.

Medium and large art prints and greeting cards in the Inspire by Kim shop
The medium art prints, large art print and greeting card – available in the Inspire by Kim shop.

Making The Artwork

As the colour palette needed is very different from my ski art I headed to the Peak District National Park to study the colours, rock forms, folk and foliage.

It’s lovely to get outside and paint and observe. Painting from life is wonderful and I always have at least one interesting conversation when someone comes by to take a look at the work.

After painting on location I brought the colour and form insights home and worked on painting the boot feature, for the characters to explore. The boot is a Hanwag Boot with Vibram sole from fitted for me at Outside in Hathersage.

Work in progress at the painting session. Han Wag walking boot and Kuretaki watercolour paints. Inspire by Kim

The earlier study at the back of this picture was painted before the location painting. The location painting really helped to capture the more muted colour palette and how the grasses and other foliage are.

Own The Work

The high quality giclee archival prints are professionally printed and mounted. The artworks are printed on 300 gsm 100% cotton paper and expertly displayed in a stunning conservation grade glacier white mount. Order soon to have it in time for Christmas.

These Boots Are Made For…  Cooyright Kim
The mounted prints are ready to frame and fit standard frame sizes.

These Boots Are Made For… was the completed ready for the Renishaw Hall and Gardens Food and Craft Fair.

Here are closeups of the detail of the work.

Fancy A Drink?

A good walk always has a pub somewhere along the way. A spin off piece of this work is this The Queen Pub painting in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who had a great love of the outdoors.

Watercolour pub painting in memory of Queen Elizabeth II
The Queen Pub – Copyright Kim

More about the Peak District National Park here. If you like the boot check out Han Wag and for boot fitting head to Outside. The pub is in Hathersage, but the real pub is not called the The Queen. Full marks to anyone who can name it.

This waking boot concept evolved from the popular Apres-Ski – Party In Your Ski Boots illustration which was published in Ski A to Z.

Apres-ski walking boot being painted for the Ski A to Z book

To see all the artworks available as prints visit my shop

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Selection of ski and snowsports themed wall art prints

Thanks so much for being here. Please subscribe to my blog to see new work as it emerges.

Best wishes

Kim

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Ski A to Z in School Snowsports Magazine

Schools: Please put Ski A to Z on your ski trip resources list so that families can benefit and fully enjoy this exciting new experience.

School Ski Tour Operators: Help your customers have their best start in skiing and let it be a great foundation in the sport with the support of Ski A to Z.

This article in the School Snowsports magazine explains how Ski A to Z is ideal for pre-trip preparation for children and youngsters heading off on ski trips for the first time.

The article has tips and advice for new skiers, and tips to help group leaders who are planning ski trips.

The helpful information and advice packed into the 96 pages of Ski A to Z can reassure parents and help youngsters know what to expect, and to feel more comfortable and confident to embark on this exciting experience.

I wrote the article to inform schools about Ski A to Z and to encourage them to put Ski A to Z in their pre-trip prep advice and packing lists. The book is incredibly good value, snowsports are not cheap, but the price of the book compared to the cost of the trip makes it power up the experience and the reader will enjoy their trip and the investment in the holiday all the more, having read and consumed the book contents.

I hope the article will really help families where their child or youngster are going skiing for the first time. Getting your child ready for what may be not only their first snowsport holiday, but may be their first time away from home is a big thing and could feel overwhelming, “what do we need to buy”, “what should we pack”, “will they be safe”, are all concerns.

Ski A to Z complements on mountain learning and advocates learning with qualified instructors.

That first school ski trip can be the start of a wonderful journey in snowsports, and it’s important that the experience is as positive and enjoyable as possible.

Ski A to Z can help youngsters prepare for not only a ski holiday, but can help them get ready for an outing to an artificial ski facility whether it be an indoor snow slope or outdoor matting.

Ski A to Z can help ease anxieties and help the reader get to the fun of snowsports faster. With the help of Ski A to Z new skiers can get the most enjoyment of their time on the mountain, And don’t we all want to save time, and feel comfortable, when learning something new.

Ski A to Z can grow with the skier with advice that will benefit even experienced skiers.

The tips and info in the article are just some of the tips and gems of advice in Ski A to Z. Find out more and for info on where to buy the book head over here.

Thank you the National Schools Snowsports Association for this feature. Ski A to Z is published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK) Ltd.

I wrote the article and created brand new ski themed illustrations of youngsters in school uniforms escaping the classroom and enjoying the experience of skiing and snowsports.

If you are a school in South Yorkshire or Lancashire get in touch and I may be able to come along with Ski A to Z to your ski trip info evening. Email inspirebykim@outlook.com if this will help your students.

Related Posts

School Skiing With Ski A to Z

Ski Trip Packing Tips

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Uplifting New Ski Art

My latest ski art pieces are here!

The first is a ski-themed band taking centre focus in the après-ski by performing in a cable car suspended above a crowd who are dancing on the snow.

The characters and mountains are painted in watercolours. The setting has been created from scratch digitally in Procreate app.

The ski band is available as a limited edition art print in my shop.

The following illustration recollects a challenging ski run, whilst teaching children to ski in Austria. Due to circumstances outside of my control I had three children under four years of age that I needed to get safely from the top to the bottom of a run. A slow, thigh burner of a descent, with the combined weight, but it worked.

The next piece is an ‘uplifting’ illustration of a ski gondola lifting passengers to the top of the mountain. Painted in watercolours, with a fresh colour palette, finished digitally with my iPad and pencil.

As a challenge I decided to give some animals the chance to enjoy some winter sports. I designed this festive greeting and rendered it in coloured pencils and made the final touches digitally. Including adding snowflakes with the brushes that I created in the Procreate app.

As a Valentine greeting I created this illustration in coloured pencils.

These pieces follow on from my illustrations for the Ski A to Z book – which contains over 100 of my ski illustrations. For more information and/ or to buy the Ski A to Z book click here.

Ski A to Z – illustrated introduction to skiing. Published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK)

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Thanks so much

Kim x