Because it takes so much longer than just drawing a picture, this week I am still playing with repeating patterns. This time, it is a pattern of bursting seedpods. I like what I tried with it, but it isn’t quite as seamless a repeat as I want. Here is a close-up of the base pattern:
And here is a snippet of another pattern, just trees, which worked much as I wanted it to. If the Little Red Riding Hood fabric swatch I ordered arrives and works, I might try this one, too.
I can envision a really cool line of products with this look, be it the fabrics, cards, paper, etc. I’d love to see an Etsy site with this stuff on it.
Thanks :) I’ve toyed with the thought. If I get any busier it will probably look like a good idea.
I really love the top one. Seems like kind of a departure for you in terms of time period – this is clean and 1950s-ish (maybe even 1930s or 1940s-ish with an anachronistic dress?) instead of Edwardian and jammed with detail (which I love, of course; that’s observational and not pejorative). What made you decide to do this kind of silhouette with this pattern?
Thanks! Just a little departure :). I do love drawing Edwardian, intricate, ornamented pieces, and I adore that school of illustration, but my personal taste (as a consumer rather than artist) for some reason skews more Art Deco–>midcentury (with a lot of orange) than Art Nouveau. So I thought I’d play with that era of fashion illustration to present the pattern.
…and what time did you go to bed?!!!
if i should ever write a book, i want you to illustrate it! unfortunately phd thesis don’t usually have illustrations and that is all i have time for at the moment.
but i am german and writing fairy tales seems to come naturally, so maybe some day there will be more than just a few bits and pieces …