I keep thinking I should use some of the patterns I draw and paint to create prints on fabric, I’ve certainly done enough over the years. I even have a pair of trousers with a similar pattern on them. I don’t know if I should try one of the online sites to do this, but I don’t know if they would print them well enough. I once bought a dress and a cardigan with a Gustav Klimpt painting and a Van Gogh painting on them, both were really blurred when I got them. I only wore them once, (not thrown away though). I was really disappointed.
A digital drawing enhanced in photodirector to increase the abstract convolution of it. I have a feeling it reminds me of an Elephants tooth biting surface. But most things have resemblances to other things.
I changed the colours which were originally reds with blueish stripes. I made the colours more balanced. I had fun with it…
I drew this a few weeks ago. Now I’m thinking it would make a good design for some cotton material, maybe a panel on a tee shirt or a pair of trousers. I actually have a pair in black and white that is similar to this. It’s amazing what you can do with a black ink pen and a bit of technology. I just need to find someone to work with.
If you know any innovative art sites that do printing let me know. I did think about joining somewhere called spoonflower but I wasn’t certain about it.
Saw this bright and breezy tablecloth in a cafe today. I don’t know who designed it so apologies for using it. I really like sign writing and shaded letters so this appealed to me. It’s neat and tidy and eye poppingly colourful, with primary yellows and orangey reds. The dark and light blues add contrast, and the whites tie it all together. Is this surface pattern or graphics, or a mixture of both.
I’m just starting to block in some brickwork on a painting. I will be painting in the mortar between the bricks to make it more realistic but I decided to play with the image using the layout app that comes with instagram. I quite like the result.
I posted it to Instagram and a friend really liked it.
My question is how would you turn it into a throw. I don’t think printing it onto a surface would work. I think it would need to be woven.
Any ideas? Ideally I want to meet someone who could change my designs into fabric. I was once contacted by an American company, but I checked their website and there was quite a bit of dissatisfaction with them delivering goods and also paying their artists…boo hiss! So I didn’t go with them.