My last card for a while but a special one at that. It was my Mum’s birthday a few weeks ago and this time I went back to my pattern drawing ways for a change ^_^.
The idea for this piece was actually inspired by a progress shot I took while drawing the design for the Lisa and Kim cards. As I drew in the pattern design from each corner, I liked how the internal diamond shape began to emerge – ahh the wonders of Gestalt!
From this the idea evolved into flowing ‘water drops’ around a triangular shape with my copy in the middle. And from there I set to work! Because I drew the original sketch so large I couldn’t shrink it to a normal sized card that I could easily trace so it ended up being a huge card/image. I should’ve framed it or something instead :P.
Below are the process shots, as well as some video at the bottom of the post!
All of this was shot with my laptop webcam so apologies for the low quality. The whole process took around an hour an a half, condensed down to four and a half minutes in the video. After watching this I’ve also come to realise just how badly I hold pens and pencils in my hand >_<. Anyway, hope you enjoy it!