Not something I usually concentrate on but with the current course I am taking about Surface Pattern design, the brief required stripes.
Attempting to fulfil this, I tried painting lines but was uninspired :(. One of my vices is visiting art and craft shops - I always exit with things I need, but hadn’t intended to purchase. So when Hobbycraft have a summer sale and I am short of ink cartridges, I am soon there browsing through their offers returning to my studio with 2 new A2 canvasses, webbing, d rings, and a pack of Windsor & Newton double nib felt pens (they had run out of black cartridges).
Day 2 saw my sketch book filling with soft, brightly coloured Stripes, squiggles and flower shapes all travelling up and down the page… bliss… along with a few petals in geometrics formations. Job done.