This one has the potential for 2 fabric designs. Also, I love the color combo and have already used it in a design, which I can’t post yet as I’m using the design (probably in a different colorway) for an upcoming challenge. Unfortunately, I had a hard time scanning this one and the light blueContinue reading “Inktober Day 19”
Another potential fabric design. I like this one because things are more spread out which might make the designing process a little easier in some ways. (9″x12″ crayola markers)
Working on a fabric design with this one. I still struggle with making the fabric repeat nicely and this one is challenging me in that way, too. Hope I can figure something out because I really like this design. (9″x12″ crayola markers)
Fun little motifs. Probably needs a lot of changes to make into a good fabric design, but it has potential. Mine’s kind of a messy version of it, but I’ve been admiring the varying thicker line weight in some other artists’ Inktober drawings, and tried to emulate that here.
A fellow fabric designer complimented me by suggesting that this resembles a Mayan jaguar mask. She gave me this link for a similar example of a jaguar panel (you need to scroll down a bit): http://www.humanhistoryinbrief.net/2016/03/ VERY cool because I love ancient rock art but I don’t know much about it especially the Mayan version. Continue reading “Inktober Day 15: A Potential Fabric Design”
I’m not going to get specific, but in this drawing, I was brainstorming some ideas for a fabric design project. I’ll admit, I don’t think I was successful, but sometimes I have to make a lot of unsatisfactory attempts before getting to the good stuff. Inktober Day 14 catch up drawing (9×12″, crayola markers)
Once I had a job where I had my own office, but it didn’t have a window. I always wanted to do a painting like a window, but with a big eyeball looking through it. Never got to it, but that idea shows up twice in today’s Inktober drawing, below (9×12″, crayola markers). No prompt,Continue reading “Inktober Day 13, Catch Up Drawing”
While seeking information for an upcoming Spoonflower design challenge (“Fair Isle”), I discovered a cool way to choose colors. The original post at Interweave was specifically geared toward Fair Isle knitting, but, I am experimenting with expanding the technique for use in my drawings/fabric designs. The basic idea is to choose colors more based onContinue reading “Inktober Day 12, Choosing Colors”
As I mentioned in the previous post, I fell behind because I was working on a time consuming fabric design. But I’ve also come to realize that I wasn’t doing this challenge in the best way for me. It was that prompt “Cruel” that threw me for a loop. I have no desire to makeContinue reading “Inktober Day 11, Realizations and Decisions”
Inktober Day 10 “Flowing” (11×14 inches, dye-na-flow paint and G2 pen on bristol board) Salmon, or at least salmon colored fish-like things (I admit, I don’t have a good concept of what salmon look like) flowing upstream.
Inktober Day 9 “Precious” (9×12 inches, G2 pen) Making a statement on our culture and the arbitrariness (is that even a word?) of what things are worth.
Inktober Day 8 “Star” (11×14 inches, dye-na-flow paint and G2 Pen) Phew, an easy prompt again!