Fashion DIY: Basic design ~ ‘Bird of Paradise’ fabric illustration

24 Aug

I am in love with Birds of Paradise ~ not the real ones, but the imaginative ones that come from 1001 Nights, and olden Arabian stories about the phoenix and some legendary birds that have golden feathers, pearl-studded beaks, and lots and lots of diamonds in their nests.

Birds like that make travelers like Sinbad risk their lives just to take a glimpse of their glorious sights ~ and maybe pluck a feather or two as a token of love for the princess in-waiting to win her heart.

I found a website announcing a fabric design contest. I loved the idea and immediately started making a design on Photoshop (the bird in the picture above is my first draft).

This is my Bird of Paradise.

Here he is with other birds waiting to be turned into a piece of fabric.

I’m not going to enter the contest, though, cause I didn’t like some of the terms. I used to write MOUs for two agencies I used to work for, and the funny thing is, lawyers never edited them. So I kinda trust my judgement when it comes to loopholes in an agreement that could be used to one’s disadvantage anytime you wanna pull out of the game.

Anyhow, pray to God I find a local fabric factory that will accept my bird and make him into a table cloth, or a cool scarf :)

For now, I’m thinking of printing him out and turning him into an instant piece of wall decor.



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