“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has know.” ~Oscar Wilde
I love to use the color tests of my patterns I print as collage material in my art journal.
This is my Waves & Triangles print and the coordinating color markers I chose for this spread.
First, I cut circles out of the collage paper. Then, I glued the circles and their negative space into my journal. Next, I drew squiggly lines emanating from the circles. Then, I colored in the negative circles.
I drew tiny circles on the ends of the squiggly lines and wide lines between them. Then, I drew more lines coming out of the circles and across the spread.
I drew concentric shapes in some of the areas created by the lines, and started coloring them in.
To finish the design, I colored in the rest of the shapes and added dots to the inside if the large circles.
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Create, Explore, and Inspire is the motto for my life and business. I thought those words might resonate with others, so I created a new design.
I found one of the Art Cards I made a while ago and decided it was perfect to use as inspiration for my new design.
I hand-drew the doodles and patterns, scanned them, and traced them in Adobe Illustrator. For the color palette, I used the Art Card colors and added some darker ones for the text.
You can tell the world that you Create, Explore, & Inspire with all kinds of products in my Redbubble shop.
I decided to use this stylized flower I had sketched in my art journal as the basis for the designs.
For the color palette, I started with one of my favorite color combinations: yellow and gray, and then added the coral. I hand-drew the flowers, scanned them, and traced them in Adobe Illustrator. I use the rectangle tool to create the diamond shapes.
I added color to the floral motifs and used them and the diamonds in different combinations on each piece of the collection.
For my Redbubble shop, I changed the name of the collection to Yellow, Coral, and Gray Floral Designs. I tweaked the design from the letterhead to fit the products better. I will be adding the rest of the stationery designs to the shop in the future.
The design is available on wall art, phone cases, home decor, stickers, and magnets.