Monday, August 22, 2011

Going back to my design roots

It started off here...a drawing with "permission markers"

 The Graphic Design ones.  I have always been a lover of pattern.  All of my doodles revolve around pattern.   How they evolve and repeat it has always been my forte per say::)

Sooooo late last week, I got an itch to bring out the sharpies and start  some pattern drawing.  If I am going to do this textile thing, I need to learn to match the patterns in illustrator.  So let the practicing/obsessing begin! 

I am kind of liking them.  The stripe will be a large scale stripe...like 18-20".  Does anyone else feel like the "right" striped fabric is always elusive, whether it is the colors or the scale, I am never quite happy when it comes to stripes.  I think I am going to design my own from NOW on!

Starting to feel like this textile design stuff is kind of fun.

Happy Monday!





5 comments:

Shanika Pichey said...

I always feel like it is hard to find the "right pattern" that you need. Maybe custom design is the way to go!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Hi, Gretchen! Thanks so much for stopping by - it's great to find you and your blog. I am sort of obsessed with textiles and would love to design my own one day so I'm so excited to see what you are doing. All the best, Ally

Holly said...

I had to read further to see what permission markers was all about - ha! You are creative as always!

Cathy Wall said...

Gretchen, these are fabulous! I am a sucker for stripes, so love the eyelet stripe!

Cathy

SHERRY HART said...

Love them all! And yes...sometimes I often think I can not find the perfect fabric. Wouldn't it be great to just design it!!! Love what you did, can't wait to see more!