Childhood colours

Childhood colours - student project

I forgot to photograph the initial drawing so this is the drawing cut and taped together.... 

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This is the finished drawing... Just gotta finish the colouring!!!!!!!!

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Finished and ready to scan.... I'm worried about the scanning as my scanner is crap!!!!!

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So I scanned it in as best I could. I managed to tidy it well but had difficulty in the offset phase due to the many colours and the bad scan... But I got there finally and checked it repeated well which it does!!! Phew... Check it out...

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Experimenting with different colourways was fun and interesting to see how it changes the feel of the design....

colour way 1

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colour way 2

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colour way 3

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colour way 4

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I like the one with a light grey background although the black one is very striking! 

unit 4

I didnt really like my design on the clothes. It works better as a wallpaper! 

I noticed I'd left some white background(can you see it in the colour ways?), so I tidied that up and did some wallpaper.

This minty one would be better in a more colourful room?

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I love this one below!!! 

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I'm not sure about the pink... I don't really like it!

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This one is cool!! but probably a bit too dark for a living space. Would be good in a bar maybe?

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I don't really like how the felt tip pen marks show quite obviously in my pattern... I wasn't satisfied with it, despite all your lovely comments! thank you so much!!! x

So, I got inspired to try something out using colour on photoshop only...

This is what I came up with... a mandala doodle...

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I scanned it in and played with it in photoshop and made this...

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I offset it, filled in the rest and tried out the repeat!

Pretty cool...?! but a bit chaotic for me and I'm not too keen on the dense jade colour...

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So, I decided to keep it simple and do something with the drawing without too much manipulation.

This is what happened and I just LOVE IT!!! Somehow it reminds me of tomatos...

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Then I played around with different colour ways...

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...added a background to the red... I like it!

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Love this one but think with all the bluey purple, it needs some black...

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Black didn't work....

I tried the orignal as a wallpaper and rotated it a bit... I thinks its too big... maybe I'll have another go tomorrow. I also might play more with my original project as I like how there's variety in the shapes....

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I know this class is about making patterns out of entirely hand drawn images but I couldn't resist having a play with this and sharing it with you! I hope no one minds. 

It's so rad and inspiring, seeing everyone elses ideas, art and development. I really enjoy seeing the different amazing colour ways. X