Today was all about color. I ran into this three color palette a while back and was struck at how unusual it was, and how the mustard made the light minty green pop.
I worked at a more organic geometric design like yesterday’s, but landed on this much more structured design, a style I tend to shy away from but it works here, especially since the color palette is the real focus of the piece. I did play extensively with some organic forms but ultimately they just didn’t work out.
Redbubble things here! That’s it for me today. See ya tomorrow!
I really like today’s design. BUT! I did it in a bunch of other color ways, and some of them were truly awesome. They really brought out the best in the design, and gave off less of a citrusy vibe than the original (not that there’s anything wrong with citrus). I had at least five versions that I truly loved. Five!
And then Illustrator froze.
And then all my work lost. I even lost my original pattern. Luckily I had an exported png, so I pulled it back into illustrator, used Trace Element to re-vectorize it, and was able to create a few color ways, but not all of them.
Anyway, today’s geometric design is a pattern of organic polka dots with some detailed designs added in for fun.
Here are the three colorways. My personal favorite is #2 in the red and teals. My husband’s favorite is the citrus. I love the playfulness of this design, it really feels like me.
Color way #1
Color way #2
Color way #3
They look mighty fine on pillows!
Colorway #1 – Citrus
Colorway #2 – Red and teal
Colorway #3 – Gold and charcoal
That’s all from me! Until tomorrow.
Today instead of curvy, I did pointy, resulting in a chevron or zigzag design.
I just couldn’t land on a color scheme that looked great on the products. They looked so interesting in photoshop when I was zoomed into the detail, but dulled out a lot on the product shots. I suspect this is one of those designs that would look better in person.
I added a ton of grungy textures to each zigzag which I think creates a really interesting effect. The duo colors remind me of a screen printed piece.
I put two different versions on Redbubble, the pink version and the denim version.
Here’s a bunch of the different color variations I tried out:
And a detailed close up of the pink so you can get an idea of all the interesting textures going on:
And some product shots:
When I woke up this morning, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
The result is not exactly what I had in my head, but it does have the element of graduated circles. I like the way it creates a light and shadow effect. Available on over 53 products on Redbubble!
I know what I want to do next for a theme sprint, but I’m going to stick with Geometric for a while longer. There’s an entire world of design to be explored there.
That’s all for me today. Until tomorrow!
Welp, today was a struggle. I didn’t get started until after I put my littlest to bed. I didn’t have any clear idea or plan. I knew I was in trouble before I sat down.
Geometric theme sprint continues – I will continue it for a while longer.
I tried at least 8 different things. Finally I decided on a grid, blended chromatic design, similar to Day 8.
I brought it into Photoshop, pushed it to its limit, then pulled it back again. I can’t decide which one I like more, but I decided to go for the cleaner, more subdued version.
Here’s where I started:
Then I pushed it to something really dramatic in Photoshop:
Then I pulled it back again to the original. I like them both a lot. I might put them both up at some point.
Here’s the final on Redbubble:
It’s nearly midnight! Tomorrow, geometric, black and white 60s mod design is my plan. We’ll see what happens!
See ya tomorrow.
My geometric theme sprint continues. Today I set out to do something completely different from the design you see below. I love the final result though, especially those rich, subdued colors.
And better yet! I learned a new technique in Illustrator to make this happen! Almost everything about this design is the result of accidents, experiments, trial and error and a lot of me saying “What happens if I do this?”
My process started out in Illustrator where I created the shapes, overall design and the color scheme. In photoshop I mellowed down the colors a lot, added some noise to mellow it even more, and did some color correction to get it more balanced.
That’s it for me today! Guess what, it’s not even 9pm yet! A record!
Oh, and here’s the Redbubble link to all the products!
Today was a floundering day. Did a couple of designs, then decided to move forward with this one. I find it visually stimulating and love the neon colors!
On Redbubble here!
OK, gotta run! Byeeeeeeeee!
See ya tomorrow!