Saturday, May 16, 2015

THE LOBSTER



Swapped the crab for a dark blue lobster.  Not  quite finished, but
a definite improvement I think.




Here is the original page of watercolour painting that I used for
the pattern. 



Might try a dark blue crab on this background next, or maybe
a shrimp.


Friday, May 15, 2015

MORE WATERCOLOUR


Cutting and pasting watercolour elements in photoshop ...
I quite like this pattern, but not sure the crab looks right. 
I will try different crustaceans on this background, 
probably in black.



Whilst making a quick mock up plate in Zazzle, I took the opportunity to
change the plate colour. I quite liked this softer background colour,
though the crab looks even worse to me on this one.


I think maybe I just don't like this crab. At all. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

LILLA ROGERS BOOTCAMP ASSIGNMENT 2015 - MAY - PLATES!!



So the main Bootcamp Assignment for May is plates 
for the home decor market! 

A patterned background with a dark crustacean overlaid.


Here are a few more roughs I did, before we got the 
main assignment ...













Our suggested colour palette for this assignment
 is to use the colours of sea glass/pottery.


Here are my first couple of attempts, VERY rough and basic,
 getting a feel for the colours and shapes ...












Tuesday, May 05, 2015

GLOBAL ART GATHERING, POSTER DESIGN, RUNNER UP!



Well how exciting is this?!

I'm one of 7 runners up in Lilla's
poster design competition!



I am SO pleased! Thank you Lilla! 

Check Lilla's blog post  to see the awesome winning poster, 
and the 6 other brilliant runners up:


and then there are 300 or so other amazing designs in the  
April Bootcamp Gallery to peruse ... do have a look!







Saturday, April 25, 2015

LILLA ROGERS MAKE ART THAT SELLS BOOTCAMP ASSIGNMENT - APRIL






So, the full assignment for April bootcamp was to design 
a poster for Lilla's "Global Art Gathering". 

Lilla has decided to make this a competition, with the
 winning poster being used for promotion of the event!
The design will also be used on promotional postcards.
The winner will receive payment for the design, 
plus a 1:1 portfolio review with Lilla - what a prize!






Here's my design, using the bee idea I had during 
the mini. Somehow, the colour palette we were given
 to use translated pretty well - lucky me!
It was a bit like doing a puzzle, trying to balance all 
the elements, keeping it legible, and hopefully fun too.

I'll post a link to the gallery as soon as it's live - I've
seen so many AWESOME posters from my fellow
campers it's ridiculous!! Unbelievably clever, fun,
beautiful work. Truly inspiring.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

LILLA ROGERS MAKE ART THAT SELLS APRIL ASSIGNMENT MINI - LETTERING



Our mini this month is to play with lettering.

Lilla is hosting an awesome event in Brighton
on June 12th - The Global Art Gathering.

We are to design a poster for this event for the
 April assignment, as a real brief! OMG!! 
We get the full assignment tomorrow.



I did pages and pages of lettering, but it wasn't
very inspired! So I started to think about the 
overall feel I wanted. I've jumped the gun a bit, 
but I found it easier to play with the lettering 
working this way.


Brighton will be buzzing! 

And as one of my
fellow bootcampers said,
 we're like bees to honey!






Friday, April 10, 2015

RAINBOW COLOURS


Here's a look at what I've been up to - 
playing around with the same colour palette ...



Re-working a bug


Let go



I liked these sleeves, but they
don't work in this image. 







Same colours, more doodling. 




And now it's back to bootcamp!



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MORE WALL ART







Started another bug yesterday, but wasn't 
very pleased with progress, so ...





began doodling again, with a colour palette from Bootcamp Assignment
January 2015, suggested by Lilla for our journal covers - she 
showed us a photo of a window display, and I've picked the colours
from there. The colours of jewels on a dark background.




This bird reminds me of a pair of gloves my mum knitted for
me when I was at high school. They were so lovely that she
ended up having to knit pairs for all of my friends too!