Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April 8: Night time and fire-flies.

Watercolor Flowers - by Lindsay Nohl
Full repeat

I started creating this pattern last night by playing with watercolors. I had done these guys in greyscale first and then decided to color them in the computer.
I wanted to make something that had a glowing look and that was reminiscent of a field with fireflies, without actually drawing fireflies.

Watercolor Flowers - by Lindsay Nohl
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It's getting closer and closer to spring and I can't wait until it's nice enough to go outside and see some real flowers. It's funny. I draw foliage so frequently, yet it's been a long while since I've gotten to see greenery around my neighborhood! Soon, right?

We're working on a patterns project in the class I'm teaching. I am really excited about it. My students are geniuses and I'm totally looking forward to seeing what they make!
We went through a bunch of different types of patterns today in class and I taught them how to make damask patterns, toiles, radial patterns and chinoiseries! I'll have to try and keep up with them!

2 comments:

  1. So beautiful, Lindsay! I love the pops of pink and red sprinkled throughout...

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    1. Thanks, Emily! That was a last minute thought! I'm really happy I did it! :)

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