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January 29, 2009
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The creative process for creating a new line of fabric continues. While I liked the designs that I shared on The Daily Blog earlier this week - - I kept thinking, "the fabric is pretty - but it's just not me." So what defines me? The first answer is color! The second is wild. My hand-dyed fabrics are extremely colorful and my quilts utilize bright colors. So, it was back to the drawing board.

I had an idea to work from line drawings - doodles if you will - a process I'd never done before. I scanned the line drawing into the computer and began using Photoshop (which I always use) to color the designs was very successful.

The first two images are basically finished - and a third design is posted to help you understand the process. In the incomplete design, two 'ribbons' have been filled and one 'swoop'. The black lines of the final design will be altered once all the coloration is done. The process of filling and changing colors and value takes time. Once finished, the black lines will be altered to be colorful instead of black - more like the lines in the previous two images The lines are there to accent the shapes and separate the colors - but in a more subtle way. Your thoughts please.

 
 

 
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