Patterns and textures
It goes like this: I am working on an illustration. Nice cup of green tea next to me, radio on. I can't find no excuses.. juste have to keep being focused!
For once I have a full day work (the girls stay at The "tsaharon/afternoon activities") today.
I am supposed to be super productive. I might even dream of finishing the page I am working on for too long now.
That's it, I am down to work.
I draw a bright red poppy because the main character likes flowers.
Somehow, without me being aware of it, my mind is already sneakily playing around, I can visualise a poppy field.
Here I am, far away from my pending illustration, playing around, starting with one red dubious ultra kitsch poppy pattern, changing the the background, the poppy color, mixing to pattens...etc.
Ahhh!!!!! the pattern digression has a very strong power... can't keep away from it!
I am preparing a new pattern cards line... (36 items)
I need to make some printing samples. It will be a thicker paper compared with the previous lines (see my Etsy boutique).
Just by writing the word "PRINT: I am feeling dizzy:
I thought I eventually found a descent printing place (beautiful colors result and not the least important: one that was ready to neatly cut my cards with the white elegant border I love so much...I know it sounds like it is not a big deal but believe me it is, I felt I won a huge victory!
After being very much understanding, I have to acknowledge, they have a HUGE problem with keeping dead lines, in this case, the word "dead line" even loose its meaning. I don't even want to say how late they are:not day, not weeks but months, they are so unprofessional on that ground! it is just unbelievable.
For this one I will go back to Tel Aviv ( Graph Orr) they were not ready for the white border (which work out perfectly since there is no border here), they also produce nice color and work within schedule!!!
My Graal would be shaped into a printing place which is:
- Ready to print and cut with a 3mm white border
- Produce beautiful colors
- keep (more or less) dead lines
The pattern was supposed to be made of leaves but it looks like a forest. So let's say they are trees! or should I reduce them and make the wind blow?
I noticed that I am using pattern making as a transition between differents kinds works.
... Just finished making a few necklaces and I should get down to the book illustrations... but I cant bring myself to go straight from one point to an other... as always.