Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I won't have any hair left if this keeps up....
rough (did I mention rough?) work in progress....this is a quick sketch with many a mismatched line!
...so, where have I been all week you ask?
...if your guess is spending countless hours trying to figure out pattern repeats, you are spot on.
It started out simple enough, with an idea that I thought would be perfect for this particular design. The only factor standing in my way was how to even go about tackling something like this. I am afraid my photoshop skills are quite poor, which probably makes this idea take much longer than it should. (hence the lack of posting here in the last few days...I am so frustrated and determined at the same time!)
..I saw a wonderful tutorial on design sponge with the ever so amazing Julia Rothman, and decided to dive right in. Her instructions really opened up my eyes on how one can address this without the computer, yet I still found myself struggling to get my images to line up correctly.
...I am pulling out my hair left and right, but have dove in too far to stop. I know I may be approaching this pattern in the most convoluted way possible, but I hope it will all work out in the end.
...so please, bear with me as I try to preserve what remaining strands of hair I have left....
and if any of you out there have some insight into this process, I am all ears.