The Surface pattern e course is great but I am struggling to find time to actually do much of it. I have kept up with the reading but because my job is hand painting personalised items for people and have two small children its been hard to make time for it particularly as I have taken on a branding course as well.
I worked really hard yesterday from 8.30am - 6.30pm, only stopping to eat, to finish painting 14 orders and parcel them up, so that I could start work again while my husband put the children to bed. I did manage to post on my branding course ( I am building up some homework behind the scenes) and then at 9pm carry on designing for an excersise on the surface pattern e course
Things come along like buses and I can't resist. Still I am getting a lot from it and am downloading all the excersises to go back to and practice in the future.
I think the doodles below have potential but have realised that although I understand repeat ( I used to design giftwrap for International Greetings) technically to turn a delicate pencil or fine felt tip pen line into a line I can select in Photoshop is a challenge!!
Is the answer only to use a fat pen when you draw? I will try ink and brush next - I am sure that will be exciting and easier to then play about with colour.
Seriously someone please give me some tips?!
I'll be working on this as a diary cover - you see if I don't.
Hand drawn and or painted is the only way I want to go - it's important to me to be able to translate that into images I can manipulate. This is where my skills fall down. In the distant past I used light box and acetate overlay to hand do every aspect of my gift wrap repeats which were all hand painted - computers didn't come into it. I wonder if anyone works that way any more? Probably not.
I shall work on this brief further and come back with some finished style board/ image examples next week - in the middle of half term *@!* - wish me luck...