IT STARTS WITH AN IDEA
Ann’s ideas come through in her numerous sketches, which are done in either pencil, oil painting, or ink. Sometimes these doodles are nothing at all or become a springboard for another idea. An idea might be abandoned only to return to it when she sees a need in the market for that design. This process of exploration is fun and creative because nothing is off limits.
WE HANDCRAFT IT
Once a drawing is created it is perfected by painting it over and over to paint the form in a way that will translate well as a design. Sometime several doodles are pulled together to make a design, or she will keep painting more aspects of the design to further the pattern.
IT COMES TO LIFE
Once a design has been painted to perfection, it is professionally scanned, and the image is manipulated in the computer. Often, several versions are created to make one design. Strike-offs are ordered, and we start working to approve layout, color, and scale before samples are finally printed.