Friday, November 29, 2013

60s Paisley Patterns

Society6 has added mugs to their roster of custom printed items.
What a perfect substrate for patterns!
my 60s mug
I originally created this print for an art show in July.
also available as an art print
I then had it printed on tights (blogged here).
I created it by digitally compositing three 60s prints, one of which you see in the shirt above.

Maybe I should add the three prints separately so one could get a set of four mugs?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Pattern Recognition Shop on Society6

Poor Pattern Recognition blog. Ignored, the last one I think of. SpyGirl gets all my efforts -- she's all about fashion and fashion is so FUN!
I DID do some patterny art work and then blogged about it over on the Glutton.
Any way, I opened a Society6 shop for my abstract pieces, called Pattern Recognition by Anne M Bray.

Here's a taste:
Not only can you get prints (framed, unframed, or printed on stretched canvas), you can also get cards, laptop and tablet skins, mobile and tablet cases, tees and hoodies, totes, and pillows.

Society6 is offering a free shipping promotion* this week on most of the products. Promotion expires June 16, 2013 at Midnight Pacific Time.   *Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.
The links below will direct you to this special deal:

Click here for Pattern Recognition prints 

Click here for SpyGirl's fashion sketch prints

Click here for my fine art landscape prints

Saturday, January 5, 2013

SpyGirl visits Pattern Recognition

Hello! I'm SpyGirl, Anne's avatar!
I'm visiting here in Pattern Land as an experiment for International Fake Journal Month.
What? You don't know about IFJM? Well, CLICK HERE!

This is one of my ideas for IFJM 2013: to use patterns or textiles that I have at home or at work and design an outfit for Mizz SpyGirl. That part will go in a Moleskine journal and a scan of the spread will begin the post.
Then I'll let you know how I'd digitize the original art/ motifs/ etc.

Take this medallion print, for instance. This is something I brought home from the day job to get some extra offsite hours into my paycheck. I am not very happy about needing to do this, so I'm procrastinating by writing this post. Ha.
This print I will be retracing in Illustrator. Normally, I would use lots of custom brushes for the repeating elements, like those eight white half-ovals and grey shield shapes behind them that you can see below on the left.
Trace one set, make a Custom Scatter Brush > Draw a circle > apply the Custom Brush.
But nooooooo... the client thinks this method "looks like stationary" so I'm going to hand draw things with the Pencil Tool for a cruder look (sample on right below). It's going to take HOURS. Job security, right?
Of the many ideas I have, this will be one of the easier to execute as far as getting the journaling done goes. But maybe instead I'll use pages from an 08 collage journal (or make a new collage journal?) as the print starting point. I've got until April to decide, so no hurry.

To see more SpyGirl, click here or on the tab at the top.