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Saturday, 13 April 2013

Creative Tuesday - Stripes (and I snuck in some Spots too)!

Over on Creative Tuesday is the new theme stripes. Well I've spent a lot of my time painting giraffes who don't have stripes. So out comes the zebra! Never painted a zebra before but really they're just short stripy giraffes - right?? Anyhow I decided to try my hand at my first ever "inchies" For those who don't know, an inchie is literally 1 inch by 1 inch squares of card that you paint on. You can either paint miniscule art on them or do what I've done which is to create a mosaic/jigsaw. I drew them before I cut them down but painted them as individual squares, mainly because I didn't want the paint to run into the others. Although this might have made for an interesting effect.
 
Ok maybe I got a giraffe mixed in there somewhere - since my zebra is half stripy and half spotty...!

Spotty and Stripy Zebra - 6 x Watercolour Inchies
Then I got a tad carried away, rather than repaint the whole thing I decided to digitally alter it to see what each inchie looked like with different shadings. Turns out to look pretty awesome:
Digitally Altered Spotty and Stripy Zebra Inchies
And then for giggles:
Funky!

Head on over to Creative Tuesday to see what other people have worked on this fortnight :)

15 comments:

  1. Katie, these are really fun and I still prefer your first one, but, have to admit, those red dots are wildly exubriant too. Thanks you for being the pace setter again and getting something down on paper to show us all, already signed up. LOVE IT. Perfect. The dots are playful too.

    I already left a note on CT, but did want to say TY for your lovely co-op comment. So true. :)

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    1. Well I thought I ought to get in quick, baby is still imminent! lol

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  2. My goodness you are ahead, I haven't even thought of mine yet! Love all your zebras with their stripes and spots. Did you know that there are also twinchies (2 inch squares).

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    1. Oooooh I didn't... will have to explore that as well!!! Thanks!!

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  3. These are gorgeous zebra's Katie - my niece's favourite animal - after horses that is. Your original is great and I think you're very clever changing it digitally too. You could even use one of these for Jenn's current theme over at the APR :0) Mo

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    1. Hi Twinkle Toes, thanks for visiting my blog! Great to see you! Well a zebra's just a painted exotic horse after all!

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  4. What a great idea, these are lovely! I really like the one at the end, the colours make it work like one big painting! :)xx

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  5. Really nice idea:) I like your different color versions. Greetings from Finland - niina

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  6. Gorgeous image, and such a good idea. I love the way images change so much when they are Photoshopped, and can never eesist doing it. The colour changes on yours are great.

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  7. This is a really pretty and fun interpretation, I love it!

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  8. Love your inchies, what a wonderful idea! Great designs!

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  9. Katie, I love your piece(s). How fun! I love the vibrant colors as well as the mix of the stripes and polka dots. :)

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  10. Seriously? These pieces are only one inch square? You are amazing! I love all that you did...especially the original and the first Photoshop version with all those bright colors playing off of each other.

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  11. looks great. you can even paint a lot more and mix and match them.

    have a sweet day.

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