How do you make that scarf?
Making a scarf from my art is a little more complicated than it seems. Most of my scarves are long and narrow (around 28" x 80"). I paint on a variety of shapes that are rarely long and narrow.
My most complex design to date is Fan Dance, which started as this painting:
And thanks to a lot of manipulation via Photoshop, it transformed to this 28" x 80" scarf.
How did I make it? First, I cropped the tail from the original painting and made a mirror image, and then painted the top of the tail in Photoshop. This design was added to the mirror images of the birds (who otherwise would have a tail with a crew cut).
Then I duplicated two more birds and added them to either end of the scarf.
For the border, a row of the cropped tail feathers was dropped on a strip of dots taken from the bird's belly.
Don't ask me how long this took; just know I saw dots for the next 3 days.
But I think it was worth it.
The final digital art was sent to the producer. Fan Dance was printed in both cashmere/silk as well as a very silky modal.
Please come see Fan Dance and other scarves at Blink on Thursday, December 8, or contact me to special order.