fabric painting - t-shirt - circle spider web

No 41 – Instead of adult colouring books – Fabric Colouring-in Design – Idea No 6 – freehand drawing – geometric patterns: circles

Freehand drawing on fabric – the supreme discipline of Fabric Colouring-in Design?!

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

Slowly but surely, :),  we are approaching the end of our series of projects that are related to the relaxation method

Fabric Colouring-in Design.

Fabric Colouring-in Design combines the positive features of adult colouring books and fabric painting:

  • the flexibility and easiness of colouring books
  • with the higher creativity levels of fabric painting.
Different techniques of Fabric Colouring-in Design

have been discussed already:

  • using templates to trace designs (see post No 33)
  • and using stencils (see post No 34)
  • or stamps (see post No 36) to transfer patterns,
  • and using adult colouring books as “idea suppliers” for our designs (see post No 38).

Freehand drawing on fabric – enjoyable opportunity or demanding challenge?

Today and with the help of the next posts I will try to prove that

  • freehand drawing and painting of patterns and illustrations on fabric,
  • without using any supporting tools such as stencils, stamps or templates,
  • offers the highest amount of freedom in design creation
  • and allows us to realize and enjoy our very personal and individual style of creativity.

The creative freedom of freehand drawing presents for many of us a very welcomed opportunity because it allows us to do whatever we wish to do.

But, if we don’t feel confident about our creative and artistic abilities, freehand drawing can also be experienced as an uncomfortable challenge: Where and how shall we start? What shall we draw or paint?

Focusing on geometric patterns gives us an easy start with freehand drawing.

We can apply our knowledge of and our experience with geometric shapes, which gives us a kind of a guideline.

As we learnt from Andy’s project contribution (see post No 39), creating geometric patterns is not difficult and helps us to build confidence.

Examples of freehand drawing in fabric painting projects

Today: Geometric patterns – Circles

 

t-shirt - fabric painting design
Fabric painting – post 5 and post 41 – t-shirt – circles drawn with textile marker – painted with brushes, thick paint – then sprayed
fabric painting – t-shirt - dot painting – freehand circle
fabric painting – post 26 and post 41 – t-shirt – learning from aboriginal artists – dot painting – freehand circles creating a bigger circle, then sprayed
fabric painting - t-shirt - circles
post 41 – fabric painting – t-shirt – geometric patterns – circles – barely outlined with marker – coloured with fabric paint and paint brush
fabric painting - t-shirt - circle spider web
post 41 – fabric painting – t-shirt – geometric patterns – circles – spider web form – drawn with textile marker, coloured with fabric paint and paint brush

 

fabric painting - t-shirt - circle
post 41 – fabric painting – t-shirt – geometric patterns – circle filled with geometric shapes – drawn with textile marker, coloured with fabric paint and paint brush

 

When will you now start your own freehand fabric painting projects? 🙂

Hopefully, the examples above inspire you, foster your creativity, and motivate you to create your own fabric painting and colouring designs on t-shirts or other fabric items.

Don’t forget sharing your experiences by sending images of your work to margot@your-colourful-mind.com  :).

And, if you haven’t yet done so , you might wish to sign up to receive new blog posts via email, – just to make sure that you don’t miss any info and tips in newly published blog posts.

 

Next time,  and in the two or three following posts (Posts No 42, No 43, No 44), we will continue with some more examples of freehand drawing projects focusing on geometric patterns. We will work with semicircles, triangles and squares.

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

signature - Margot

 

 

7 thoughts on “No 41 – Instead of adult colouring books – Fabric Colouring-in Design – Idea No 6 – freehand drawing – geometric patterns: circles”

  1. Hi Margot,

    the geometric patterns are very nice. Looking forward to seeing some triangles.

    Best, Ferdie

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