Spoonflower, my favorite place for printing custom fabrics, has a fabric design contest each week. Sometimes I enter it since it’s a fun way to try out new designs and practice my design skills. This week’s contest is to create a small repeating design with the theme of Kites. I knew I’d love to experiment with some more Notan-style designs for this contest.
I started with four simple kite drawings that I did in Illustrator. I wanted the shapes to be fairly simple with each main kite shape touching two edges of its square.
Here’s the first repeat, in blue and black. It was obvious that the tails of the kites needed more work. Continue reading