Here’s a quick layout of a Fairy that I just designed for a client of mine for some laser cut circular wall plaques that she’s going to be selling. The wall plaques will be about 3.5 inches round and cut out of wood. There will be 12 designs altogether and this fairy is part of that set. The second image is some of the preliminary laser cutouts with a few design tests. Most have been changed since this picture. I’ll share that entire project when it’s complete…

While I was working on the fairy I took my drawing and knocked it back to a silhouette in Illustrator to see what that would look like. Silhouettes are important to look at for many reasons but in general you can see from this one that the shape that it makes is interesting. If that works there’s a good chance your figure or object will be interesting as well.

I then pulled the original drawing over again and started reverse filling some areas. The Fairy on the right is what happened. It reminded me of the designs that you see on the sides of Greek Urns so I decided to place the triptych of fairies onto a textured paper background with some Greek Flourishes in there as well.

I think it’s important to point out how things grow as you’re designing or creating. I like to allow these ideas to take root. You never know what you’re going to get and in this case I got something pretty interesting. Hope you enjoyed checking this design out. Let me know what you think about it in the comments below…..