The Design Process

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The Design Process:

Turning Art into Wearable Fashion Accessories

It all starts with a Picture, I usually use my own Art to start with, this was using a FREE Royalty-Free Stock Image because I was short on time to make new designs and I loved the colors in it

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Then it is Digitally Manipulated into a Circle

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then it is Cropped

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Copied Several Times, pasting one next to the other

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this process is repeated to fill the design space

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then they are  Merged into one image and you have your base Pattern

You can adjust the Hue a few times for different shades / colors

 

Give your Design a Name, the Finished design reminds me of FEATHERS

So you now have your Pattern “Feathered Spheres” in 4 Fashion Colors

Apply the pattern to the Product Template and whalaa… you have just taken Art and several Digital manipulations later, you have created Wearable, Fashion Accessories

 

Feathered Print satchels

 

Mini Handbag Satchels & Men’s Fashion Neck Ties

 

Feathered Print Ties

 

©2017 Fashionably Chic

 

The process start to finish is seldom visualized in it’s entirety, it usually takes on a creative life of it’s own

By the time I am finished, it is nothing like the idea I had in the first place

If you are open to the creative process, you come up with awesome results

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and think i should make these:

Feathered Print Ties

 

The Art sometimes creates itself

oh Baby!…

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I have so much going on at the moment, re-doing my website, my blog, my online stores, I seem to be all over the place

I haven’t been on here blogging for a few days because I have been busy with other things
I lost a lot of my art & cartoons, nearly all of them with a computer crash last year

Thankfully, I have managed to get some of them from other sources online, so I have been able to started listing them again in my Baby Store , it’s a slow process that takes a lot of time, doesn’t help when my internet keeps crashing every other day

Baby Clothes

©2017 KDArtStudio

I am at the same time working on Inspirational Posters, getting my Recipes re-done and working on my Pinterest Boards…once I have finished with those, I will be able to spend more time on my Blog, I will try to post something new every day, but they won’t be lengthy posts or anything too deep & meaningful for a while until I get some of this other stuff sorted out

Thanks for your patience, I haven’t forgotten you

I have more ideas and things I want to do and write about, than I have hours in the day, not complaining, I’d rather be busy than bored

I really can’t wait to get these things done, I have soooo many ideas, it’s crazy

©2017 KDArtStudio

Aesthetic

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“A Quiet Moment” ©2012 Kathy Duff

Aesthetic – Daily Prompt

What is aesthetically beautiful to one person, may not be so to another.  My husband & I have very different aesthetics, he likes old, traditional, familiar things, I prefer abstract, modern, alternative things, something that’s “different” and new and makes you see things in a new way

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Image ©2012-2017 KDArtStudio

I have been selling my art online for many years and I remember showing my husband some of my more abstract works over the years and remember him saying “I don’t get it”…it didn’t make sense to him…he couldn’t visualize what I was seeing.  His “literal” vantage point didn’t allow him to think or see outside the box

I think for the most part “life” is the same way.  We only see things from our limited perspective and viewpoint.  What is beautiful and endearing to one, is chaotic and a mess to someone else

I always loved Abstract artists like Kandinsky growing up, his work fascinated me from a very young age…I loved trying to see things from his viewpoint, what was going on in his mind when he created certain pieces

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I always felt I never fit ‘in the box’ whether it comes to life in general or to my artwork.

I prefer to think there is no box…One of my favorite sayings is

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Metal Art Prints

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These were done using a combination of my Photography & Digital Art
I am making them available as Metal Art Prints in my Art Store on Zazzle
Some i like better than others,
but I think they’d make great Wall Art for a downtown Loft Apartment
or on an exposed brick wall inside an old building
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The metallic elements in the pictures should show up well on Metal Art Prints
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It’s something different, not for everyone
but I am always looking for new techniques and processes
that aren’t run of the mill chain store art
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I always buy Artisan Art & Craft for friends and family for presents
and I think these would appeal to people who are sick of boring art
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I love that you can customize the size to fit your wall space
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 There’s about 20 of them I have just listed in my Art Store

Art Abstracted from Music

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I write Lyrics, have hired musicians online to put music to my lyrics, and together we have created some pretty cool Demo’s

Because I am also an Artist and love graphic design, Abstract Art & Digital Art, I often play music on my computer while creating my artwork

These remarkable images, I created while I was listening to my own songs online, and I didn’t just listen to the music, I created digital art from my music by using the sound waves of my music as digital art images, pretty cool, right?

So I am particularly proud of these as they are not only my own original digital artworks, but because they were created from my own music as well

All images & Artwork © 2017 KDArtStudio

Via  Abstract

 

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