Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Lady Bag






I printed up some more shopping bags today with a new design. I usually stay away from faces because it is hard to cut them out from paper. I usually end up cutting the wrong section away so the ink becomes the skin area and it just doesn't work out that well. I started doing some sketches and realised it might work okay if the face is a little bigger. Once I realised it would actually be quite an easy stencil to cut I got going on making it up.

Once I started printing I realise it was too big so had to cut the bottom off, but this still looked okay. I added a little detail to the hair on this bag with some button and tulle in red, yellow and blue. It was going to be some earrings, but it looked better in the hair. I made 10 bags and was going to have something different on all of them.

Below are some of my drawings I did to get an idea of the size on the bag and how it would all look. The big bun to the side was something I wanted to include, a little like the badge ladies. I've started sketching on loose card as it is perfect for putting into the scanner, my bulky sketchbooks were really annoying as it was hard to get paper flat. I need to get one of those sketchbooks that open flat I think.

The first bag shown here is for sale on Etsy.



8 comments:

Mary Richmond said...

very nice! i used to do screen printing back in the seventies...just started up block printing again. i can appreciate all your hard work and i think you do wonderful work! great design.

mel bomba said...

Really nice design and the extra detail in the bun, fabulous!

Jason said...

You know, I like the top right sketch. I think it would look good just as it is on a bag. It would give it an arty feel about it...which is what is is anyway...

Danielle said...
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Danielle said...

This turned out great. The button and the tulle really add a nice touch.

Bridget Farmer said...

anna this looks great! i love the hair detail, i wish i could get my hair into a big side bun like that!

Penny said...

this one looks so good! i love the button/tulle part too.

sherry said...

I love this, she looks so elegant.