The British girl, Iris Grace Halmshaw, was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. She couldn’t talk at that time, and avoided eye contact with people. She was extremely sensitive and afraid of the outside world. After trying a lot of treatments, her parents found that as long as Iris picked up the brush, she calmed down and devoted herself to the creation. Children’s painting is like angel’s handwriting, full of innocence, romance and softness. The dribs and drabs and color blocks explain the simple but wonderful inner world of children.
The understanding of color for children is simple, and they pay little attention to the rich and layered grey tones in life. In their eyes, red is just red; green is just green; blue is just blue. They never classify red into cold red and warm red, and they exaggerate the color. For example, they use pure lake blue to describe the blue ocean, and use jester red or bittersweet to express the sun. They will not color the cockscomb with green. Thus they tend to use color-blocking and original colors with high purity to brighten the picture, creating a rough, sprightly, plain and passionate style. The innocent, childish and rhythmic color is unified with its look.
Due to physiological characteristics and knowledge limitations, kids tend to draw objects out of proportion. Animals drawn by kids have big heads and big eyes. Because kids tend to pay attention to the head and eyes. When a mother leans over to hold the baby, the baby is always staring into her eyes. Kids cannot have a good command of their strength to draw the object, but they are trying to, thus some lines with unique fun are created. Printing, embroidery or the 3D dolls can be adopted to interpret these funny and lively patterns.
Comfortable woven cotton and linen with a quality sense conform to this theme, and are a good carrier for printing. Stripes or watercolor illustrations can well interpret the hand-drawn sense, bringing an artistic and fresh feeling.
Comfortable and fresh apricot trench coat is suitable for spring, and the inner can be knitted dress with hand-drawn illustrations, shirts and T-shirts. The dress with all-over childish printing expresses the innocence of children.
Apart from simple and funny T-shirts with illustrations, the shirt in white and fresh blue brings a fresh feeling. Simple pattern strengthens the layered sense. The pair with all-over printed skirts or the dress with funny pictures is very artistic and brings us back to the childhood.
Hand-drawn patterns are suitable for all kinds of items. The printing in T-shirts, shirts or dresses can fully express the artistic feeling of hand-drawn patterns. Ruffles can be added to make the style lovelier and livelier.