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Texture Tiles 1 by Artwyrd Texture Tiles 1 by Artwyrd
Yesterday I made a couple of little sketchbooks with the kinds of papers I like to work on in them. The books themselves are around 4" x 6" so the paper inside is even smaller ...

I've decided in one to create a reference collection of textures and patterns that I particularly like - taking them in the first instance from work I've already done, but also from visits to places too ... hopefully it will grow ...

Black and white ink on brown paper.
5.5" x 3.5" approx.
around 5 hours to do the drawings.
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:icongelpen:
gelpen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
great designs!
I used to make a colection of textures and patterns that I liked, too!
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:iconartwyrd:
Artwyrd Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thank you. And it seemed a sensible thing to do, though it's gone by the by now I'm back at school ...
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fractek Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009   General Artist
HI,:wave: I'VE FEATURED THIS GREAT PIECE :love:IN MY JOURNAL [link]
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Artwyrd Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, gosh, thank you :)
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sharmiller Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
I love this.
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:iconartwyrd:
Artwyrd Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
this is a great resource! :D especially for an artist of your field that works mostly in abstraction.
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:iconartwyrd:
Artwyrd Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thank you. The year 12 pupils in school were completing something similar in their art class on Friday after the head of art saw this and got inspired to inspire them to do some detailed graphic work! :)
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you tiling image is 'stacking up' in my News article found here >> [link]
Thank you :D
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Artwyrd Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
A beautiful article, and thank you for including my Texture Tiles 1 in it! :)
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you most welcome :)
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I struggle to come up with new patterns sometimes, so this is a good idea - strike while the iron is hot so to speak.
I'm still amazed at how much depth you get in your work ... that's my next thing to work on I guess ... when inspiration strikes again. Not much has been happening in that department.
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Artwyrd Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I know the feeling about inspiration - I'm in danger of doing nothing but abstract psychedelic designs at the expense of other sources of inspiration/techniques ... so I'm trying to put it to one side ... the lil sketchbook of patterns/textures and words (quotes have appeared in there already!) is a way I can channel the abstract while I search for inspiration from the world around me ...

Oh, I posted a page from the childrens' book I was telling you about ... thought you may like to see!
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woahxdang Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
It looks woooonderful.
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:iconartwyrd:
Artwyrd Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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ArtByASmith Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
First off, that's a great idea...Second, they look absolutely amazing! Love it!
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Artwyrd Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like, the idea and the sketchbook page ... :)
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Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconflowerdanceplz: Love it :iconflowerdanceplz:
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Artwyrd Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thank you ... as I look at it, my fingers itch for clay!!! Perhaps when I get back to school in Sept ... my pal, the head of art, may let me play and fire! :)
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Zage56 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Beautiful! I love the lines, textures and designs! :painter: =D
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Artwyrd Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Richard, thank you :)
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yamixhikari Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Awesome as always! :clap:
I love your works :)
You're great!!! Keep up the awesome work :)
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Artwyrd Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) And I do keep up the work ... sometimes I 'lose the plot' for a wee while when inspiration fads or daily life gets in the way (especially when I get back to school next week, eek!). And thank you for your very kind words :) I'm glad you like the lil textures :)
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yamixhikari Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
You see when I saw your works for the first
time I just wanted to be like you :D :D :D
but I'm not that good :D you're like my Idol you know :hug:
you're awesome!
:hug: I wish you luck with the school thing
I'll be back too!! I don't like school
why does the vacantion ends so fast.... :(
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Artwyrd Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The most important thing you can be is YOURSELF - to find out what you are good at, where you excel, and what inspires you most of all. It takes time, practice, patience to develop skills and to bring out the best in YOU. I have no doubt at all that when you find exactly where you are 'best' you will develop that area of creativity and it will spill out into all areas of you.

Thank you for the wishes for school ... it'll be fine I'm sure :) For both of us!

The holidays fly by because we enjoy them ... yet time doing something you don't enjoy drags because you are wishing you were doing something else ... I try to focus on what needs to be done rather than on what I could be doing so that the time flies by :)
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yamixhikari Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
:):hug:
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verulka Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Remind me this art made from nuts, spice, seeds.. :clap:
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Artwyrd Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oddly, I was looking at seeds and nuts and other things the other day for inspiration :)
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verulka Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awww... we'll be waiting for your new work then! :dance:
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Artwyrd Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It'll happen ... I have a commission to do for a second cousin of mine ... well two as she wants me to design a tattoo for her, would you believe it!
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verulka Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww that's wonderful! I'll be waiting to see your new work! :dance:
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jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: great collection of patterns & thanks for sharing the extra information :D
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Artwyrd Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for leaving a comment :) Always greatly appreciated :)
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jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome.. :D
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JulesSilvan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
Very nice. The brown balances really well with the black and white. I love all the different textures.
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Artwyrd Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I'm glad you like :)
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