CROSS STITCH DESIGNS
After designing the "Far Out: Hippy" piece
I'd always intended on creating a collection of era-based needlework charts.
("Cruisin': the Fifties" is the second in this series)
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It needed to be as similar as possible to the first design... but still have it's own identity.
A little happy face was 'hidden' in the hippy's hair...
... and I wanted to 'hide' something appropriate in this new piece.
Choosing colours for period pieces is particularly interesting.
And, this time, there would be the added challenge of simulating neon lights.
In the hippy piece, the girl's face appears as a black and white image.
All the other items in the design (mood-ring; lava lamp; peace sign, etc.) are in full-colour.
I decided to give the character a 'touch of attitude'.
Do you remember the 'eensy weensy bikini'?
And the bowling craze? ... jiving? ... flame detailing on cars?
... and, of course, drive-ins!
Simulating a neon DRIVE IN sign proved as tricky as I'd expected.
very much for taking the time to read about some of the decisions made while creating "Cruisin': the Fifties". I hope you've enjoyed this Design Storyboard.
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