An unofficial theme was set for the MATS Bootcamp for April as underwater themed and dishware.

I’m not sure I like how uniform the symmetry is as the original sketch was much more organic – think I might try redrawing it.

sea anemone original doodle in illustrator

sea anemone original doodle in illustrator

repeat pattern with various size anemones:

sea anemone repeat pattern in black/white and green bg.

sea anemone repeat pattern in black/white and green bg.

‘Traditional’ style plate layout.

band of colour around the edges with anemone motifs in circular formation – the ones underneath are the tentacles radiating from the centre.

sea anemone on 'traditional' style plate layout.

sea anemone on ‘traditional’ style plate layout.

These are not quite what I envisaged when I started … I’m not sure if thats a good thing – I need a rethink.

 

here’s another plate mockup set – I just added my Sea Anemone to some plates I found on the internet (fab plates!!) sea coloured one on Anthropologie website and white dinner plate is Portobello-porcelain from The White Company – tried varying the size of the graphic as well – I really want to re-draw this whole thing as I preferred the original sketch where it was far more organic and something very liquid about the ‘mouth’ part – this doesn’t seem very ‘mouth’ like at all… the mouth of a Sea Anemone.

I need to do some cups too :-)

 

update: actually I decided to make a more complicated repeat… I’ve made several and now I have a sudden urge to poke my eyes out as I’ve been up all night! gargh.

Anyway the idea was to add it to the Spoonflower colouring wallpaper competition – I’ve uploaded it but I doubt it’s what they have in mind for kids to play with 😉

I think it’s too small – ok… I’ll postpone poking my eyes out (it’s a shape you can’t swop your eyes out for a bit!) and see if I can change it.

(click images to visit my spoonflower page)

'Flowery' Anemone BW repeat

‘Flowery’ Anemone BW repeat

'Flowery' Anemone BW repeat as wallpaper via spoonflower

‘Flowery’ Anemone BW repeat as wallpaper via spoonflower

'Flowery' Anemone BW repeat as wrapping gift paper via spoonflower

‘Flowery’ Anemone BW repeat as wrapping gift paper via spoonflower

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