I started some design work for a new piece today and thought I'd show some of the early process I often use, employing Adobe Illustrator.
I want to use a heart design as part of the whole piece and doodled some ideas on paper. This one seemed like it might have possibilities.
I opened a new file in Illustrator and started by drawing half of a heart shape.
The rectangle you see represents a letter-sized sheet of paper. I started drawing in the design lines in the half shape.
Then I copied all that and flipped it to create the other half of the heart so I could see how it looked.
It seemed a little wider than I think I want, so I selected the whole thing and pulled the shape a bit narrower. That changed some proportions a little strangely so I tweaked some of the lines. I made the lines bolder as well. I can see some further changes I need to make before it is where I want, but these are easy to do.
To be continued...