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!
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.
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!