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Going back through some old drawings I found these maps of India that were commissioned for a project in 2014.

I can't remember which one I liked better in the end. What do you think? Which one do you prefer?




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  1. Back and forth. First? Second? First? back ... forth...
    I think the first (a bit more white space) - it feels just a bit more relaxed.
    Love and love them both! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. If I had to choose, Kelly, #1 would probably be my choice, too :) Thanks! h

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  2. Oh Helen, they are both exquisite - how are we meant to choose lol!! Jealous and in awe of your talent, and also very inspired ;) x

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    1. Thank you, Rachel :) I enjoyed working within the parameters of an outline for these drawings - it meant I didn't have to think about composition - I could just go ahead a fill the shapes :) h

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  3. This is so pretty!!!! I love them both and I can watch it for hours

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  4. Definitely the first - more "organic," not all "color inside the lines!" ... just my opinion, of course! :-)

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    1. Yes, it's probably my favourite, too. I think it may have actually been my second version when I drew them, but it's some time ago now I can't be sure :) Thank you! h

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  5. Ohhh how creative! Both lovely but... Since you asked which one, I prefer the bottom one :-)

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  6. love them both but i think the first strikes me as more open.

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    1. Thanks, Stacey :) I love hearing everyone's thoughts on these! h

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  7. I like the top one the most, but they are both amazing. Fantastic job, Helen.

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  8. I like the second one better because it seems to have more depth because of the denser patterns. And I agree with other's that they are both gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks, Dudley :) I love hearing everyone's different viewpoints.

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  9. I prefer the first because it's more delicate and therefore more attractive to me.

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    1. Thank you, Angela. That's my favourite too - I like the more airy feel. h

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  10. As everyone else says, I like them both. There are some elements that strike me with both drawings. However, if I have to pick, I think I would CZT go for the second one. It seems to say India more. TFS!
    Barb B.

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  11. Definitely the first one--more white space, more calming.

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    1. I do like my white space :) Thanks, Jo!

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  12. How can anyone choose? Both are exquisite, Helen. These would be so beautiful in fabric. I can see wonderful throw pillows, bags, etc. made of fabric with your designs.. You are such an inspiration.

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  13. wow.. they are both gorgeous :) But I love the 2nd one more :) The Indian in me finds it more attractive :)

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