I'm currently immersed in Lilla Rogers' wonderful class: Make Art that Sells. We're already in week 3 and I have been remiss in posting anything about it here, so now I'm playing catch up!
WEEK ONE's theme was bolt fabric, a topic that I already have some experience with. Even so, it was chock full of lovely advice and I already noticed some changes in how I work thanks to Lilla. We spent the early part of the week sketching mushrooms and casserole dishes:
Which came together in our final assignment to create a vintage style kitchen fabric:
This was a super fun assignment and I'm glad to say that this (slightly different) collection will soon be available through Modern Yardage!
WEEK TWO's theme was home decor. Lots of wonderful stuff learned in this section as well. I was running short on time that week, so I didn't get to do much in the way of sketching - just had to dive right in to the assignment. We had to create a collection of coordinating dinner plates. Unfortunately, I only had time to complete one:
This was a tough one for me, I'm so used to working in pattern! Good to get out of the comfort zone a bit though - I would like to revisit this sometime to complete the collection. I'll probably go in a different direction entirely.
However, I do think these flowers would look lovely on fabric, so I decided to put them into repeat and add some coordinates:
WEEK THREE has been the toughest yet! The theme is children's picture books - an area I would just love to get involved with! This section is challenging for me however, I think my lack of formal art education really comes through when I attempt illustration. But I will keep working at it!
Also this week we were encouraged to use hand-lettering in our assignment, which is something I've never done before - I was scared to do it, but surprise, surprise - I loved it!
We began the week sketching snails and practicing our hand-lettering:
And then we were tasked with illustrating a book cover for Hans Christian Anderson's story The Snail and the Rose Tree:
This week has been super fun and I can't wait to see what's in store next!
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