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Art Should Be Versatile
How many times have you seen a design done and done well and thought I wish I could have it in this or that. If you start thinking like a buyer and start designing things for what you would like then your items become much more useful and desirable for purchasers to see how your art could be viable for their companies products. One way to do this is to design repeats. Repeats are used in a multitude of products. Scrubs, wrapping paper, wall paper, sheets, quilting comes that much easier. material. The list is astounding. So with a few elements of your original image and careful placement you can design a great little print. This was done in photoshop with just careful placement and then define the pattern option. I keep the background transparent while working that way I can place it over a wide variety of colors to show how the design reacts to different colors. With this image I used a 4x4 seed. That is to say I designed the repeat on a 4"x4" square. The seed has to match on all 4 sides so when the repeat is repeated it will work with all the sides. I'll go into designing a working repeat on my next post so stay tuned.
Even if you are not desiring to create working repeats for the market place you can create your own ground work. Imagine creating your own grounds finally getting the correct colors and little illustrations that would make your digital or paper creations unique to your self.