Cozy

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #1 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #1 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #2 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #2 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #3 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #3 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #4 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #4 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #5 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #5 – surface pattern.

These were my entries for the recent Tigerprint Spots and Stripes design competition. The brief was to come up with a fresh take on surface patterns featuring spots and stripes and to follow key colour trends for spring/summer 2014.

The main pattern was taken from the little angel I drew for Shoot it, Sketch it a few weeks ago. I scanned the original ink drawing and edited it as a vector illustration. I ended up with quite a few combinations I really liked but had to narrow it down to just five. I picked a couple of the brighter patterns, a couple in some rather yummy grey-blue tones and one that looks a bit like knitted brown paper.

No, they didn’t win, but that’s not why I enter competitions. I do it for the challenge, for the experience and because it’s fun to have a go. Anything more than that is a bonus : )

6 thoughts on “Cozy

  1. poppytump

    Well Anna I just looked at the link and have decided I really like yours the best. Sometimes one sees patterns that are nice but no way would they work out in transfering say to fashion for one thing .
    Editing it as a vector illustration [ all a mystery to me sounds very mathematical eek ! ] I think is lovely ! I see such patterns on skirts and tunics and scarves in shops like White Stuff, Fat Face, Mistral, Sea Salt here in UK 😀

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    1. Anna Cull Post author

      I like the idea of putting them on fabric! When I designed them, I imagined cozy wrapping paper, but now I see a new trend in printed scarves – or unusual tee shirts : )

      Reply

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