Following on from yesterday, in Designing a Coloring Pattern, the two elements above are what I started with to make the cake design.
If you add in a handful of 6-leaf/petal flowers:
Plus the hexagon and circle, you have four elements to play with.
How many sides?
As many as you like.
For example, the image yesterday was a 4-sided cross but contained 8 circle segments. Hmm – 8 segments out of a 6-sided pie. How does that work?
It’s my art so when it feels right for me, it works. Likewise, when it’s your art, it’ll work when it feels right for you.
I cut up each element and play with it on the table. I have more of all of them so I can have 8 sides if it feels right. I find it’s easier to make 8 sides symmetrical matching with each other – 6 sides feels imbalanced to me.
The flowers were in certain positions on the cake design.
Putting them in different positions completely changed the design. A friend likes coloring designs without borders. Now, I hit on having 2 flowers in each corner, at angles to the rest, so she would have something to exercise her brain. From a distance, these corners look unfinished.
Check it out:
Purists don’t tend to like my designs because I leave bits unfinished (in their eyes). Stuff like lines not joining, corners not filled in, which is why I say “not suitable for digital coloring”.
I want to encourage people to join up the lines if they want to, or to finish the corners. Or to simply express themselves with that piece.
The corners on yesterday’s image were “ambiguous” because they were already finished. Or were they?
What would you do with those corners?
Put your answers the Comments box 🙂