An Abstract Based on Freehand Black Circles with Purples, Blues and Grays: An Early Wacom Experiment
When I created this design last October, I called it "On Good Authority." Today, I have no idea why I called it that, and I suppose it doesn't matter so much, either. Regardless of what it's called, looking at it still pleases me: I often carry a tote bag printed by Zazzle with the pattern that gives me lots of smiles, and compliments from strangers, too.
Hundreds of circles (I've never counted but it took forever and a day,) were drawn by the stylus on the surface of my Wacom tablet. It had been a brand new gift from my sweetie, and I wanted to do something with it that didn't give me monumental amounts of pressure. Or remind me of the truly mind-boggling drawings other "real artist" can render when they use them. Yes. It's an inner critique that happens off and on, and perhaps it always will be. For whatever reason, that night I was able to let go of the criticisms and really have fun with it. I drew all these circles and then I added color in Photoshop. After that came the textures.
The end result always reminds me a little of what might happen if a starry constellation and a bed of river rocks had a baby. Impossible, but then again, what isn't possible in the world of the creative mind? We just go with it and find joy.
This pattern was placed on more than 75 items available for purchase so far and I suspect I'll create even more, over time. As I get better at figuring out how this print on demand business even works. Nearly 4 months into my Zazzle exploration, I'm still learning new things daily. This creation seems to pop up from time to time when I want to try something new. And? I enjoy the colors and textures so much that for the time being, I've been using it as the banner art in my Printed Muserie Zazzle Store. Huh; apparently I do like it. Perhaps you will, also! Check it out...