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Artsy Tote Bags

from The Wandering Crayon

I design artsy tote bags based on my original art. Some are based on photographic art. Usually, I adapt these by first simplifying them into dark silhouettes on a light background and then applying various color combinations.

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Original Art
“Redbud in the Rain”
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“Redbud in the Rain”
(design variant 2103)

When I develop a photograph into photo art, my goal is to bring out the best in it. Sometimes, I decide to reduce the original to a silhouette right away. In that case, all I have to do is decide on colors that complement it. (The four-digit code stands for the particular pair of colors used in the design variant. Several other colors pairs are available, and, of course, many others are possible.)

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Original Art
“Hill Top”
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“Hill Top”
(design variant 6601Y)

As part of my sanity routine during the pandemic lockdown, I drew faces with crayons each evening before lights out. I filled hundreds of pages with faces and, eventually, got pretty good at it. So, I’ve used some of the best on tote bags (and also on mugs). Later, I may try putting these on pillows or T-shirts. (Let me know, please, if this is something you’d like to see.)

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Original Art:
“Dojo Girl”
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“Dojo Girl”

I’ve also dabbled in some digital painting. Mostly I put these on posters, but the quirky ones make fun tote bags. This one combines digital painting with some crayon sketches that I did during the pandemic.

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Original Art
“Mouse House”
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“Mouse House”

Some of my photo art is quite abstract–especially a series called “Sublimation,” where invert and “rotate” the colors and play with the contrast (black point, gamma, and white point). The originals are often mundane or even ugly, but I transform them into something completely different. These make delightfully unique totes (if you like this sort of think, of course).

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Original Art
“The Lookout”
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“The Lookout”

Currently, I’m only selling medium tote bags (2.6g) , but will do large tote bags (4.4g), if there’s a demand. (Let me know, please.)

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David Alan Webb
“The Wandering Crayon”

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