I’ve only recently discovered the Robert Kaufman Fabric8 competition through reading a blog (sorry I can’t remember which it was) – there’s less than 10 days before the closing date but I thought I’d give it a whirl and start on it today.
You have to create something that is based on ink and watercolour artwork, but there’s no particular design or theme to stick to, so inspired by this carrier bag that once had cheese from Amsterdam inside…
…and aided with chocolate, I got my pencils and black pen out and made some motifs. I might make some more, I don’t know yet… but it’s probably going to be a windmill and cow combination- the tulip parts are if I get through to the next round- I’ll add it to my range of 8, along with a red white and blue stripe (like the Dutch flag).
I’m going to scan it (shorten the length of that cow’s neck!) and rearrange it into a pleasing repeat, laser print it and then colour with promarkers (having auditioned the colours I wanted) and lay the blending pen over the top to give a watercolour effect before scanning it in again!
Anyway, I’ll let you know how I get on.