Hi there how are you?
The last four weeks I’ve been taking a class by Victoria Johnson called create collections and it turned out to be a lot harder than I thought.
I tried to make all of the art work traditionally but couldn’t get the colours to gell and started to wonder why I had taken this class in the first place.
After discarding many paintings (probably as much to do with a mean inner critic as poor colour coordination) I decided to regroup and start again this time using illustrator. Digital colours are much easier to control so I set up a small colour palette to work off.
I Started (above) with the little bird and adding flowers and butterflies, then on to some flowers influenced by the blossom. I think the flowers need tweaking but its getting there.
Next a pattern: Since I had used opened butterflies for the main image I changed to butterflies with closed wings and switched up the colours, it’s kind of pretty.
For a less busy pattern I took some of the leaves in the flower image, changed the colours and made an implied pattern. It doesn’t repeat but it’s big enough to give the idea of a pattern.
A couple of coordinates or tiny patterns and that’s it for now. I still have lots to do but at least I have something to hand in now.
Hopefully these look like they belong in a group (coordinate) especially as that seems to be the point hehehe.
I may paint some of these up in watercolour after the class is finished, at least the ones I really like.
This week we have to put everything together and present it, interesting times.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun x