BLOBS #73 RESULTS

We hope you had a good week!   It is Results Day and our designs birthed Opera Bird, Toucan and an Anteater - plus more below. 

After leaving last week's outdoor theme, I wanted to pull some inspiration from another outdoor form...unusual flowers! Can you see any similarities?  Blob 1 and 3 were inspired by the Youtan Poluo flower,  Blob 2 was inspired by the Yellow and Purple Lady Slippers and Blob 4 was inspired by the Parrot's Beak (Lotus Vine) flower. Enjoy our designs!

LEFT (THE HORRIFIC HELMET), CENTER (BILBO - OUR GUINEA PIG), AMY's ON RIGHT (GIRL READY TO BOW)

LEFT (THE HORRIFIC HELMET), CENTER (BILBO - OUR GUINEA PIG), AMY's ON RIGHT (GIRL READY TO BOW)

LEFT (A TOUCAN), CENTER (CARDINAL), AMY's ON RIGHT (OPERA BIRD)

LEFT (A TOUCAN), CENTER (CARDINAL), AMY's ON RIGHT (OPERA BIRD)

LEFT (A RAT GOING INTO A MOUSE DOOR), CENTER (ANTEATER), AMY's ON RIGHT (THE TURBO TAILED MOUSE)

LEFT (A RAT GOING INTO A MOUSE DOOR), CENTER (ANTEATER), AMY's ON RIGHT (THE TURBO TAILED MOUSE)

LEFT (BILBO - OUR GUINEA PIG - WITH A TAIL), CENTER (THE LOCHNESS MONSTER), AMY's ON RIGHT (DYNAMIC DUCK LOOKS FOR A SAFE LANDING)

LEFT (BILBO - OUR GUINEA PIG - WITH A TAIL), CENTER (THE LOCHNESS MONSTER), AMY's ON RIGHT (DYNAMIC DUCK LOOKS FOR A SAFE LANDING)

Torn between OPERA BIRD and GIRL READY TO BOW, I decided to illustrate my girl.  The scene came together a little quicker.  My main character, a young 6-8 year old, turned quickly into a ballerina who just finished a solo.  To give it a more playful feel,  I wanted to add a detail that came from a notecard pattern I recently created using Blob #6.  My product samples arrived today and I loved the colors and print!  Super eager to use it on the curtain in my illustration, I jumped into color.

The inspiration for my notecard pattern...

The inspiration for my notecard pattern...

A preview to the first of 3 prints for my summer collection.  Details coming soon!

A preview to the first of 3 prints for my summer collection.  Details coming soon!

I dropped my pattern in and thought I could keep with the yellow-y, vibrant tones...

but when I stepped away from my computer and came back, it felt a little too strong?  Was it just me?  Let me know what YOU think!  I dulled it down a bit to put more focus on my dancer, then moved on.

Onto the pose.  My character was getting a little static.  I tilted her head to stay away from being too symmetrical but it was still reading - blah.  I decided to toy with her arm length -  and that did it!

There was a little more energy with her arms shortened and lifted.

And here is the final sketchy illustration...the silhouette changed a bit from my original shape, but I think it worked over all!  Thanks for stopping by and check back in on Monday for more shapes!

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