Hey thanks for asking! The Spirograph Series was started in Illustrator, moved to my mobile workflow, where I recolor, add depth and add texture, and then back into Pixelmator to finalize. All of my Spires work is digital. I don’t do many spirographs because I cannot start them on mobile. I’d like to make 4 more so that I can create and sell a calendar next year :)
As an aside: Part of why I love what I do, is that I’ve essentially eliminated the need for industry-standard overpriced design software in 95% of my work. Apple has effectively commoditized software, and so if you can manage a mobile workflow and buy a bunch of very inexpensive apps, you can make amazing art, immediately, where you are now, all in your hand, with your finger, in a very organic way. I have a technical inter-app workflow, but I’ve been able to leverage it pretty successfully so far.
The spirographs themselves are started as basic geometric shapes, and there are several ways to create spirographs. There are brush effects (applying one set of shapes to another) or move spirographs where you repeat the same rotate modification to many instances of the same shape, until it completes itself as a spirograph. (Always keep your colors tagged in swatches so that you can manipulate sets of colors later with minimal selecting!)
My mobile workflow consists of many popular photo apps in the app store. I don’t want to recommend any specifically, because the apps you choose effectively define your workflow and therefore I consider them creative choices, and I would not want to make those for anybody!
I hope this helps!
Thanks to all my amazing supporters and the customers of Society6 for an enormous day yesterday. It’s like Christmas in July, literally.
Online a while ago, I tried to find it again, but i couldn’t :/. Google ‘modern white bed’ and see what pops.
Thanks so much! I appreciate your support!
Only queen and king so far, but if those sell they might go smaller.
If it’s not sold, then sure! what will you use?
I feel that the Spires logo is the best thing I’ve ever designed. Even after hundreds of tessellations and countless projects throughout the years, I’m most proud of my logo. I’ve customized a version sold on the clock at Society6, which in the combination shown, really takes advantage of the geometric qualities of the logo and the clock.