Monday, July 09, 2007

Card painting

PictureDreams will soon be offering limited edition handprints and cards in a few weeks. I was working on this handpainted version as a birthday card for a friend but I think I got carried away with the colour and its too.......well, too paisley is what springs to my mind.

I started off just half doodling with a chinese ink pen then made the fatal error of attempting to colour it in. This design is better suited to a suicide print lino cut with fewer colours.

Sometimes less really is more ;-)


Unknown said...

That’s a really nice intricate design. I particularly like the different shapes you’re surrounding the flowers with… Perfect for a lino cut :) The only thing you might want to watch is the very thin lines close together as if you’re a clumsy oaf like me (which obviously you’re not…) the lino can break and it all goes wrong… but a beautiful design with wonderful colours…If you scale it up enough to hold those lines, it’ll be amazing…You’re going to be really good at this Lino cutting malarkey I think :)

natural attrill said...

Reminds me of Arts and Crafts, William Morris perhaps.
I am looking forward to seeing your greeting cards for sale.