I recently got commisioned to make a martial arts themed lampshade for a baby boy's bedroom. The boy's dad is the head martial arts instructor at Kuk Sool Won Glasgow and uses a sillhouette of a kick as part of his promotional material. I'd been asked to make some wall transfers for the room first with the child's name and the kick sillhouette and so I thought it'd be good to try to incorporate the same theme into the lampshade.
I developed the pattern below using the kick, the kicks that appear in white are the ones that would, in the final lampshade, be cut out so the light can shine directly through them to create sillhouettes on the ceiling/walls. the coloured ones were cut from garment vinyl (the same I use to make my t-shirts) and applied to the lampshade surface to form the full pattern.
I'm thinking about doing some other designs for lampshades if anyone has any suggestions?