I looked at a design I did a while ago, as shown below, and it did not look quite finished.
It did not quite pull together for me.
I guess that what happens when you gaze at one's creations while sitting in a tent while doing an art festival. We become our own critic. So I set about to add a bit more drama as well as pull the color story together a bit more.
It will be interesting to see if this one will get a better response with it's new update.
Part of my job in my career as a greeting card designer was to give fresh looks to older designs that still had good bones. It was to give new life or a second wind as well as increase sales. Not unlike rearranging the furniture and painting the walls of one's living room to give it a new spirit.
So while looking at my art on the walls of my tent during art festival season, the older design below became a candidate for a restyle.
While I still carry this version on Fine Art America, I thought to produce another with a different color look.
Now I also offer this cute seal as a cute summer T-shirt.
When sitting in a tent at an art festival selling my art, my art falls under my ever critical eye. This design has now gone under a second change. It was like I had not finished the first revision.
As you can see below I had changed color of the back ground and revised the poppy,
but it stopped there.
The butterfly and the background pattern stayed pretty much the same from the original.
The middle piece was only a transitional piece. It still needed to finish evolving to its new look as I stared at it in the tent. I hope for now that it is done. But who knows. Maybe a year from now, you will see yet another new version.
I am a designer and illustrator with many years of experience designing in the social expression industry. I have always loved designing and experimenting in all kinds of media my whole life.
When not designing my own work, I work with my husband, illustrator and photographer Norman Drake as co owner of YOURPRECIOUSPORTRAITS.COM.
I would enjoy hearing from you.