During testing of materials it became apparent that simple shapes were the most successful so I have designed a simplified poppy head design that is still recognisable as a poppy but works well as a stencil.
I have been experimenting more with the idea of giving the poppies bodies and legs. To start I gave them complete bodies with both arms and legs however these were fairly complex designs and would be difficult to replicate on location to the same degree as the designs I have made.
Deciding these were too complex, I thought I would focus on more simpler designs and how they interact with, not just each other but will other peoples designs as well.
These are more comical in their appearance and mannerisms, and although the concept of memorial day is solemn I think something like this will help to get more younger people interested.