I’ve been meaning to enter one of Spoonflower’s weekly contests for a while, but I didn’t get the chance to until now!
This week’s contest is to create a floral coloring book wallpaper design that is meant to be colored using crayons. I’ve been playing around with drawing flowers recently, except I colored my drawings with watercolors. I decided to use the same idea I was using for those flower paintings, except I wouldn’t color it.
Here’s what the full design looks like…
And here’s what the fabric/wallpaper design looks like…
The way the voting is set up for a Spoonflower contest is a little different to anyone who is unfamiliar with it. First, you need an account. (It’s free and if you want some custom printed fabric in your own design, you get 10% off the price of the fabric in your design) Second, the entries are randomized so you’ll have to scroll through the entries to find mine. 🙂
EDIT: I think you can vote without creating an account. Things have changed for the voting process on Spoonflower and… well… I’m behind the times. Sorry about that! 😛
Anyway, about my design… like I said before I’ve been playing with this flower idea for a while. I drew a rough sketch on copy/printer paper and scanned it. I won’t post what the scan looked like because it was very light and hard to see. To make it clearer and the lines darker, I used the cartoonify filter on Gimp. Then, I began to clean it up using my Bamboo tablet, eraser tool, and the ink tool. That took some time because it was a rough sketch and… well… it was rough. I took away petals, added petals, added leaves, and changed the size of some of the flowers.
Over all I’m pleased with my design. I want to color it and put it for sale on Redbubble, Society 6, and Spoonflower, but that’s for the future. 🙂
In closing, if you have a Spoonflower account, I’d really appreciate it if you vote for me! If you don’t have a Spoonflower, support is great too!