Monday, February 20, 2012

Fairy Tweaking

I have a re-order of my fairy die cut tri-shutter cards.  After staring at so many fairies, I decided to teak the design a little.  Sometimes, I look at my fairy and I think she looks all dainty and sweet like Tinkerbelle about to dab her wand on the Disney logo.

Other times, I look at her and think she's doing the pee-pee dance.

Something bothered me about her knees.  Something.  I can't articulate it.  It's just... not quite right.  So, I went back to the design and tweaked it a little.  I cleaned up some cuts (imperceptible to the eye) and I widened the knees a tad to improve the legs coming together (instead of merging together).

I decided it's the depth I didn't like.  The layering of her legs looked fine when I drew each limb out.  However, when I merged the image into a 2D silhouette, something was lost in the translation.  So, I reverted back to the full design (with all the limbs) and tried to bring some depth to the legs by bringing one of them up and forward.

How did I do?  While the original fairy has more of a "hovering" pose, I think this one is ready to go somewhere, or just sprung up from her perch a moment ago.  I still like them both, so I am keeping both versions.

(A little note: Busy season has arrived at work and we are down a manager.  You might see less of me until the end of April (tax season) when I can finally drive home when there is still sunlight in the sky.)


  1. Tee hee, I never envisioned the first fairy doing the pee pee dance, but your alterations look great, too!

  2. I'm loving the second attempt better than the first. Nice color choices too!


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