Black & White and Pink All Over

>> Sunday, November 25, 2007

I lost sunlight today before I got to my Project Barbie challenge so that's going to be a fun after-school project for Jo and me tomorrow. Instead I decided to work on getting some patterns out of my sketchbook and onto the computer in documents I can use. I'm bound and determined to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator - the most non-intuitive program in the world. I gave this a shot earlier this year and ended up with this and this. Then life intervened and I stopped working through the tutorials. Mastering this program is one of my goals for 2008 and I decided to get an early start this week while the computer is mine. . .all mine.
So here's what I got down today. I'm starting with pretty simple geometrics and basic fabric-style patterns - polka dots and stripes. I started with the polka-dots and I was really happy with it. You can click on the images to see them bigger.Then I tried a coordinating stripe but I thought the horizontal bands were kind of fighting with the vertical pink stripes.
So I tried this instead and I liked it much better.Wouldn't the polka-dot make a great little A-line dress with the stripes used for a ruffle on the bottom and maybe some pockets?


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