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<a href='http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2014051-alone-adrift-on-stormy-sea-by-edsel2084' title = 'Alone and Adrift on a Stormy Sea by edsel2084 on Spoonflower - custom fabric'><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/spoonflower/public/design_thumbnails/0201/4051/rrrh77y_shop_preview.png' alt='Alone and Adrift on a Stormy Sea'/></a>
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This artist creates a Cuisinart of abstract mirror designs borrowing bits from Victorian, Edwardian, paisley, and art nouveau. She also draws orphan cars, and adapts a few very old ads. Most of her work is hand drawn with twists, vines & Celtic knots.
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You feel so small and helpless with only sails on a stormy sea.
Though this design looks like it is made with green and yellow and white, the green is an optical illusion. There is dark blue, yellow, and white only in it.
palette restricted (539),
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This is wonderful!! I would hang it on my wall! Great art!
Posted over 2 years ago.
Close up of the blue and yellow pseudo lithograph texture to this design.
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Posted over 3 years ago.
I'm glad that it placed well in the contest. Can't wait to see your entry for the greek myth contest coming up.
Great technique, love how you went primarily with the yellow.
Thaks cjl, Mag-o, WeavingMajor, and Rhonda. There seems to be so much love here that I am sure that even the imaginary people in that little sail boat can feel it.
Your clever use of colour has pushed the boundaries to the outer reaches with this imaginative design! There seems to be a fantastical tale illustrated amid these circling fishy tails!
Wow, Edsel - thank you for explaining the technique to us! So cool. Almost like pointilism! I am in awe.
beautiful fish and I love the textures.
Amazing design with three colors!
The fish are so gorgeous and such clever use of the palette!
Thanks Wren, Vanilla Bean, and Winterblossom.
The "splatter technique" is actually pretty simple.
It is a phenomenon of the limited palette combined with(the equivalent of) an old time supermarket grocery bag.<br>
The original design is orange, green, with gray wave lines. <p>
It was drawn on supermarket bag card stock rather than white paper. The "splatter" is in that market bag paper, so every color you put on it is a bunch of slightly varied dots, not a solid color.<br> The orange and green freehand illustration was then scanned, and sent through the Spoonflower color changer, which reduced everything to 24 colors (just about none of which were in the actual drawing), <br> By selectively changing the various micro tones to the orange and tans and greens, I got that airbrush-like texture and halftone effect.<br>
Calgon, take me away! This would make beautiful wallpaper.
I had to vote for you because of your completely unusual subject matter, and scale, and the use of the splatter (?) technique that you used to turn the yellow into a different color altogether. Amazing! The resulting design looks like the illustration of a mythical story.
I love the movement of this design. It reminded me of the 2 cruises I went on when the sea got rough. The dominance of the fish is striking and captures the vulnerability of sailing. Voted for you.
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