Here's another print I've been trying to work out for my new Shade Garden quilt line. I'm all of the sudden feeling the pressure to make this happen, so I've been buckling down. I admit a few snags in my concept, one being more ideas than I need. I also realized that the coral bells will probably not be in this, but never fear, I need some companion prints for my own personal line which includes this mushroom print, so all is well.
1/ The Sketch- or doodle. I bet if anyone saw this, they would hardly know what they were looking at! I did this on the train yesterday morning.
2/ The Components- again, a bit like doodling computer-style.
3/ The Repeat- building the print over a transparency of my sketch is helpful. As you can see, I barely stuck to the original plan, but the concept of "dots" and lines weaving thru the little "triangles" is apparent.
4/ Finished Print- 'cept for color.
Color is last. I haven't even finalized a palette yet. I don't usually do it first, but I do have an idea in my head. For some reason, this one is more difficult to nail conceptually. I think it's because each shade garden plant I think of has it's own unique color. I need to unify and stylize these in order to create a put together assemblage of prints.
This print has more of the playful quality I'm looking for in the quilting line, so it's probable I will keep this in. Just a few more details to work out and refine.