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Inspired by the beautiful winding mountain roads in my home state of Vermont, the Green Mountain State!
hand drawn (6955),
road trip (38),
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Thank you edsel. I look forward to trying that!
Posted almost 3 years ago.
I too like the colors and textures but have a suggestion for the mirror repeat variations: don't use the whole thing. Crop out a section that has the roads running off the edge. Then try the mirror. Instead of having a bunch of loops along side each other, you will have loops that meet each other. You might have to try several different croppings to get the right loopy and linked feeling. But if you play with it, I think you may find one that pleases you.
Thanks moirarae! I actually did try this image with spoonflower's mirror option, but I actually didn't like it as much. But, given everyone's suggestions here, I am going to try something similar and attempt to get a seamless repeat. I think I will play with the paper tube method that glimmericks mentioned. I would also love some suggestions for digital manipulation if anyone can recommend a program for a beginner like me who doesn't have the budget for photoshop. Is there something slightly more advanced than picmonkey or picasa that is free to access?
Posted about 3 years ago.
Love the idea and the way it's done - but... if you put it in mirror you'll get a seamless repeat and I think that might be even better!
Thanks, su_g! I didn't expect any comments on my drawing at all, so it's really great to hear that you like it, and I appreciate the suggestions.
This has so much potential - it would be wonderful to see it in a proper repeat.
Thanks for the suggestions, glimmericks! This particular drawing wasn't originally intended as a fabric design, so I wasn't thinking about pattern repeats at the time, but it would be really cool to do it again with the mirroring. I have actually tried this before, but had trouble with the line at the edge of the paper still being visible when I scanned the drawing. Any tips on how to avoid that?
This is one design where you might want to try mirroring.
There are techniques for making repeats at the edges which involve repeating the image at four corners and making the edges match where they touch, or when drawing, fold the paper into a tube vertically and then horizontally and draw your design so it crosses over the edges seamlessly. It's low tech but if you don't have the software or skills to digitally manipulate it works.
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