For fun last night, I put out a call to twitter to throw out suggestions for a design I would make up and post right then.
Then I asked for an animal. That loveable wiseass @PamKittyMorning said: DUCKBILL PLATYPUS.
I asked for a design element like stripes, squiggles, dots etc. Pam said dots. I said ok, I'll be back.
I had said I would operate under a ten minute deadline, but 8 minutes into try to draw a (damned) platypus, I had to apply for an extension.
After a total of 35 minutes, I had this:
Not bad! Kinda cute, right?
I wanted to do a quicker design, I requested another set of colors and a letter of the alphabet but I wasn't crazy with my results. The colors just weren't working for me and I felt like I was taking to long and just all round wasn't digging it. As my therapist would say, "They can't all be gems."
I would love to do this exercise again, but I think I won't give have a time limit and I will allow myself to swap out one element or color that doesn't do it for me, if necessary. That way I can have more fun with it and really come up with something that I like.
I hope you'll play along with me sometime!
Oh, and while we're on the subject, here is the beginnings of a fabric line I started way back in spring of 2010.
I will be revisiting it next month and hopefully, you will see a variation of it on actual fabric someday!
In other news.... I get to play on a Gammill again tomorrow! Squeeeee!