Work in progress #ippweeklycreate

Today's Photoshop background collage of the single sketch made in #ippdailydraw - this is a 45cm repeat but just the first stage. I used Illustrator to Live Trace and imported the sketch to Photoshop.

So far I see this as a potential fabric design, it looks quite Chintzy!!

I carried on... and this is what I ended up with last night.

[caption id="attachment_1359" align="aligncenter" width="640"] © Gabriella Buckingham 2012[/caption]

I can see mistakes in lining up in this close up and the whole thing looks rather confusing but believe it or not I feel I've learned something and considering this whole design is made up of just one sketch I don't think it's a bad result. For a professional job I'd do it very differently!

[caption id="attachment_1360" align="aligncenter" width="640"] © Gabriella Buckingham - this shows the 45cm repeat[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1361" align="aligncenter" width="640"] © Gabriella Buckingham - this shows how it might look as a fabric design but the actual print would be quite large not as ditsy ..[/caption]

So there you have it. I might now go right back to the beginning and do something with a coloured background. Then again I may find I have to leave this experiment here.

What do you think so far?

This was the original sketch for those that didn't see it:

[caption id="attachment_1215" align="aligncenter" width="640"] © Gabriella Buckingham[/caption]


  1. ohhh - wallpaper would be lovely, especially love the top image before dark was added.
    i marvel at your drawing and now your computer skills x

  2. thanks Tracy - that's interesting! I think there is mileage in doing something like the top image but a better repeat - I think I just need to add a little more to the stems then it will be easier to position things.

  3. I like what you've done with the sketch. It would look nice as a wrapping paper too - imagine a big parcel tied up with wide ribbon, lush.


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