Thursday, January 18, 2007

New Card Design

It's not finished but this is what I designed the pattern below for. I'm not naturally good at cartoony styles but I've been drawing this little girl in various forms for months now and I think I'm getting a style I'm comfortable with. Drawing the hands and face have been the biggest challenge! The one line drawing excercises have done a lot to help by removing my need to draw what I know them to look like, let the drawing work on its own merit. Does that make sense? Probably not but I've got a head full of cotton wool. Time to watch some trashy tv and chill.


Neasa said...

I love this little girl - your practice must have paid off because she seems to have a personality all her own.

The flower design is perfect for her, too.

natural attrill said...

I like the way you have used the pattern for the dress as well as the bottom border, you could do a whole range like this with different patterns/colourways. I think it would also look really good with a bigger pattern section at the bottom, taking up third, half, 3 quaters of card even? Just my thoughts! hope you enjoyed your tv.

Kala said...

Thank you!

suzie q said...

This is lovely, Karen.

Yukky cotton wool head, hope some sleep helped :)