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I became fascinated with stripes recently, and made like, um... 30 different patterns? I picked out the ones I liked best to start off a possible "stripes series". I made these mostly in shades of brown and beige, but they colorize very, very easily (the text on the post page points out one that I quickly colored up with #669999 green). So, I was playing around with various techniques for creating the stripe patterns, and one of the things that I did that was kind of fun was to use an image output from a barcode generator as a starting point, just using the fill tool to color in the individual bars with hues from a given palette. The very best generator for doing this comes from Barcodes, Inc.. You can control the size and the resolution, and get your image in PNG or JPG. Perfect!

Also, go have a look at my latest page of Bloggrounds: 16 nice, small patterns in a color array I think of as "muted acid tones"; there's probably a real word describing this sort of palette, but I have no idea what it is.

And finally, here's one from the bookmarks (I haven't posted this already, have I?): "Wordworks" is an exhibition that includes "paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints by 27 artists for whom words or text is a significant element in their work". An interesting idea with lots of possibilities.

Posted by taz on August 17, 2004 at 01:09 AM in Art, Patterns, Web tools | Permalink


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My goodness, you've been busy, haven't you? Slow down, yer makin the rest of us look bad!

Posted by: anan | Aug 17, 2004 5:07:17 AM

Yes, yes...you have been busy!
I really like the new page of bloggrounds. Lovely work! (applause)

Posted by: Lisa | Aug 17, 2004 9:34:04 AM

Ha! Making the patterns is like, total relaxation - it's the only reason I do it. Posting them is a little more bothersome. Which is why I'm always at least 50 images behind myself. - And sometimes those old images just get passed by, because I can't get it together to put them on the site. Which is my real secret: I'm actually quite lazy. Sad. but true.

Obviously, I'm an insane maniac about making patterns, but I estimate that you see about half of what I do, because I can't keep my stuff organized, and I don't manage to post all of what I do manage to organize.

It's hard to believe I'm living in the new millenium - I thought I would have a lot more robotic help by now!

Posted by: taz | Aug 17, 2004 12:09:06 PM