is having a contest for black and white designs, entry deadline May 3. I made this on April 21.
I was looking at my designs wondering which would be good in black & white. I wanted a bold graphic, one without too much expanse of black background, since blacks at Spoonflower don't print really dark, and may fade in the wash.
I wanted a variation in the texture, the size of the black and white areas.
Which ones would do? The ravens? The cat drawings? The new sea turtles virtual batiks? A quilt-style combination of all of them? Hmm, that's earth, air and water, just need fire...
Although this one was drawn as leaves, long ago when I was learning to draw by playing on the computer, once I had redrawn it as a vector drawing, with a black background, it looked like stylized flames too.
I may do those others in black & white too as companion fabrics, but I love the bold graphic effect of this one. And yet it's organic, not quite symmetrical. I would buy this in the fabric store.
And now that I've redrawn it, I can do it in lots of colors, with companion fabrics in those colors.
Of course the newest design one has made is always the most wonderful design in the world....
Labels: 2011, computer drawing, creativity, design, fabric design, graphic design