I’m enjoying going through my old drawings and books for design motifs. Coming soon is a Spoonflower challenge on the theme of pysanky, the Ukranian art of egg dyeing. To produce a pysanka, the design is drawn in wax before the egg is painted or dyed, so that the fine lines in the final product are white (or a base color).
I was studying one of Jim’s oriental carpet books, thinking their traditional motifs would make a cool pysanka-like design. But then I stumbled on an old doodle, sketched in 2013 and (long story short) reversed in Photoshop to make the lines white.
Ah! Might be a very-Susan motif to work on. So, I placed the sketch in Illustrator, drew some circles as guides, and went to work tracing it with the Blob Tool. Added some color.
So far, so good. Now to see how it might fit into a layout. And maybe play with different colors,