Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Design from Line drawing

Step 1

I have been playing with lines in Laura Cater Woods class. This is my source, a line drawing. I was just doodling although the source is an outline of a piece of stone/copper art on one of the roundabouts here in Livingston.

This is my original source material.

Step 2

I traced the design in PSP XI, simplifying it and coloured it using the palette from the January TIF challenge.

January TIF Palette

Step 3

I applied a couple of filters and texture which subtly changed the design.

Step 4

A few more tweaks in PSP which gives a promising design.

Step 5
I played around a little more. You can spend hours just playing with simple designs. Remember to save the designs you like it's so easy to play and not save designs as you go.

Step 6

This is the final design. I will print it on fabric and add some stitching.


Turtle said...

Youve got some really nice tutorials on ur website
keep it up!

Alis said...

This is really interesting Carol. I love the way the design alters all the time and the colours are lovely.

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verobirdie said...

I'm very much impressed too! You did it really well. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

How wonderful to come up with so many possibilities from one original. Some of them look like machine embroidery. SAndy

Jacqui said...

Love the original drawing and will be interested to see how the final design translate on to fabric.

Dianne said...

You are so good at these!! Love the end result.

Genie said...

some lovely work

MargaretR said...

I loved seeing it develop, but Step 3 I can see done using the embellisher!

McIrish Annie said...

I love what you did with the February TIF colors. If I had PS I would never get anything done! It is quite interesting.

Can't wait to see what you do with the safety pins.. as always inspiring.

Papoosue said...

I love that arch, Carol. It always makes me think of a portal to another world (if only!). It's amazing how you can get that final design from the original sketch. xx