Wandering around Munich with all the Christmas festivities starting has inspired some new papers with a vintage Christmas feel – instant download from our store now and get into the Christmas swing!
Yesterdays post on Pastel trends got me all creative so I made a series of soft and fluffy cloud art in pastel colours – very pretty!
Kind of makes up for waking up to snow piled up to the windows again!
Went back to my roots for today’s pattern – Textured Triangles. As a texture artist I have a vast collection of textures, images, paper and photos that I have created and use every day. I have built up my own library over many years and I love experimenting and using them in my art to!
Textured Triangles started out as a simple vector, simple shapes, simple pattern.
I decided to work over in Photoshop as I have saved and scanned a huge collection of hand drawn line textures and handmade brushes which I wanted to use in this image. Using one of my crisscross lines as a pattern fill starts the texturing process.
Next a denim fabric overlay with a curves layer on top to lighten the overall effect!
It’s starting to take shape. Turning up the music……the work tends to flow and leads the way, in this case I wanted a more organic feel so I opened a new image and played around with less structured and different textured triangles. (this is only going to be an overlay so it can be quite loose and imperfect)
I made a couple of different patterns from the loose triangle images, duplicated the layers and flipped them over, adjusting the opacity and blending modes. With a bit of tweaking and adjusting, I even added one of my tulip photos (layer 1) because I loved the soft colours that poked through………..
…………..I finished a beautiful textured design. What do you think? Do you work with textures digitally or more hands on?
A weekly wrap from around the studio as I missed posting every day for the wonderful Art Every Day Month, a challenge created by Leah Pilken Kolidas over at Creative Every Day.
Day 7 : Working on a vintage floral digital ink and paint mix! Working between the two mediums is really satisfying as I get my hands dirty and creative, then I can switch to fleshing out the art and adding texture!
Day 10 – It was a black and red day!
Moving in the right direction is spot on for today! I have over the last few weeks been building an online shop and working through all the parts, the design, drawing up licenses, learning a whole new set of skills from basic html and css to integrating a shopping cart! Pretty proud of myself as all the pieces are starting to come together in a cohesive brand!
So today’s Art everyday month is a visual reminder of how things are pointing in the right direction!