Thursday, January 04, 2007

grasses & seaweed

I haven't created any new patterns in ages so today I worked with a couple of ideas that were in my sketchbook. I dunno, I think I'm expecting more from myself these days - that or I'm over the illustrated & LiveTraced look. Time to move on to some new techniques. Meanwhile here's where I'm at:







Colour is the hardest part I find. Good colours can turn a so-so pattern into a great one, but good colour selection is a skill i'm still working on... ahhh, we are our hardest critic ;)

9 comments:

cruststation said...

Love the patterns, you are so good at them.

Anonymous said...

Hello. Both patterns are lovely, but I really love "seaweed."

stephanie s said...

ahhh, isn't it the truth about being our harshest critic??? love your patterns.

Casey said...

Lovely patterns!! I love how whimsical and organic they are...

"Colour is the hardest part I find."

So true. I do really well with just black and white but tend to panic a little when it comes to selecting colors for things! It can be so hard sometimes, especially when a piece isn't "telling me" what color it wants. But I have to say, your patterns have the loveliest colors! :)

Tali said...

ooh - i really like your linework on the grasses pattern. When i had a closer look, i could see all the detail. very nice.

pinkmohair said...

Haven't I seen these somewhere else recently? They're yours??? Well, congrats on a fine job. I love them!

Claire said...

These patterns are terrific. Especially the wheat ones. Very cool.

Lara said...

Wow, thank you all for the really encouraging comments!

pinkmohair - you saw them somewhere else!? Do you remember where? These ones haven't ventured further than my blog and flickr, unless there's some dodgy business going on!

cally said...

love these patterns, especially the bottom 2 and LOVE the colour choices, one of my favourite combo's is blues with citrus colours.

as an ex-printed textiles person who doodles prints in her spare time, but never actually prints them, it's nice to see someone who does both.