April showers bring May flowers! This week's challenge was to design a fabric to celebrate the trusty rubber boot!
|'Wellies and Umbrellies' ©2014 Patty Rybolt Designs.|
This concept came easy to me this week. I live in beautiful south Florida and am surrounded by amazing birds year round. I am constantly photographing, drawing and watching birds. (I took the photo's below).
|Two sandhill cranes - backyard|
|An egret with rosette |
spoonbills - local pond
|Flamingo - Palm Beach Zoo|
|Ibis - pond|
|rainy season rainbow - backyard|
|Egret - backyard photo|
I decided to incorporate the boots and birds with rain and some fun umbrellas. I was excited to use some of my sketches from my iPad's Adobe Ideas App. I drew some wellies, umbrellas, rain, clouds, flowers and accessories for my characters like the bathing cap, glasses, and hats to give them personality.
When the drawings were done I imported them Photoshop on my main computer and assembled them with color and pattern in layers, almost like a collage. When my characters were complete I made a repeat of the rain and clouds and added my characters!
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