fabric painting - t-shirt - semi-circles

No 42 – Instead of adult colouring books – Fabric Colouring-in Design – Idea No 7 – freehand drawing – geometric patterns: semi-circles

Freehand drawing on fabric – Too difficult if you feel you have no artistic talent?

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

NO!, – that’s our immediate answer! Because we now know:

You don’t have to be an artist to make successfully use of the creative freedom of freehand drawing and painting on fabric.

This is definitely true, – at least if you don’t intend to create masterpieces, and if you instead wish to enjoy your fabric painting activities by creating unique designs. 🙂

Yes, freehand drawing means working “without safety net” – without supporting tools such as stencils or stamps. But nobody forces us to begin with drawings of sophisticated or extremely detailed illustrations or other difficult designs.

Starting with freehand drawing on fabric is especially easy if we use geometric shapes to create the patterns of our designs.

Last time (see post No 41) we presented images of fabric painting projects in which circles had been used to create the freehand drawings.

Today, we continue working with circles and similar shapes:

Further examples of freehand drawings in fabric painting projects

Today: Geometric patterns – Semi-Circles and other “roundish” shapes

 

fabric painting - t-shirt - semi-circles
post 42 – fabric painting – t-shirt -geometric patterns – pink semi-circles drawn free-handed with textile marker, coloured-in with fabric paint and paint brushes
fabric painting - t-shirt - semi-circle around the neck
post 42 – fabric painting – t-shirt -geometric patterns – blue semi-circle rows drawn free-handed with textile marker, coloured-in with fabric paint and paint brushes
fabric painting - t-shirt - round shapes free-handed
post 42 – fabric painting – t-shirt -geometric patterns – round shapes drawn free-handed with textile marker, coloured-in with fabric paint and paint brushes
fabric painting - t-shirt - roundish shapes
post 42 – fabric painting – t-shirt -geometric patterns – black and grey roundish shapes drawn free-handed with textile marker, coloured-in with fabric paint and paint brushes

If you sit in front of a blank piece of fabric, a design theme can help to get started.

Some of the design-patterns shown above are actually not very geometric 🙂.

The idea behind the “geometric approach” is just to use special shapes to get inspired, – in this case circles and other roundish shapes.

The next posts will continue with our series of freehand-drawing project presentations.

We will also continue to focus on geometric patterns. Next time we will work with triangles (Post No 43), and in another post we will rely on squares (Post No 44) as design base.

I wish you much fun with your fabric painting and colouring-in projects!

Don’t forget sharing your experiences by sending images of your work to margot@your-colourful-mind.com. Sharing our experiences helps all of us to learn and improve our skills. And to have fun. 🙂

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