Wednesday 15 October 2014

Getting the Hang of A Floral Pattern...

Patterns have long made me nervous. So, when these flowers jumped out at me, patterns were the last thing on my mind.
(OK, they didn't jump, but they were so bright, despite what these rather blurry phone pics might have you believe).

So first of all, I did what I thought I was going to do with them, and made a digital painting...

And I liked it well enough (excuse the really low res of this picture). But it didn't feel like it was finished, somehow.

On a whim, I took the individual elements of that picture, and played around with them in Patternshop.

And on the whole, I'm liking what came out,

especially when it gets put to some practical use on a "real world" item, like an IPad case...

Bold Orange Dahlias iPad Mini Case
Bold Orange Dahlias iPad Mini Case by BoundingSquirrel

What about you? Do you have projects or techniques that you avoid, because they make you nervous? I dare you to give them a go...I'm willing to bet you'll surprise yourself, in a wholly good way.