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It happens sometimes that although I feel I have the time and energy to work on something new, I just can't sketch a design that I'm pleased with.
The more I insist, the more it becomes obvious that it's just not happening, and in this particular case I'm referring to - I had the inspiration to take a deep breath and look at the previous pages in my sketch book.
It is so important to spend some time sketching when I feel inspired - my designs "for rainy days" came in handy as that day it was pouring:))
So yes, I found this little sketch of a swirly fabric necklace - just a few centimeters on paper. After trying to reproduce it on an A4 paper sheet and failing to get the exact shape which I liked so much in the first place- it struck me! - I need to make a grid!
After that everything went smooth, I increased proportionally each little rectangle and I was able to move to the next step.
This method is used in pattern making for clothes - not one of my favorites, I prefer working with more measurements when it comes to that. But that implies 3D fit, while for bi-dimensional shapes that don't need to go any further, I think it's perfect! Have you ever had to scale up a design? What was it and how did you go about it?