Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Back to School!

Last week, at the very last minute, I signed up for Lilla Rogers' Make Art That Sells online course (Part B). I think it was the fact that she's covering the Paper and Baby markets that sold it for me. Here I am, 10 days in, and I couldn't be happier—I'm like a kid in a candy shop. So much gorgeousness and inspiration, not only in the course material, but also from all the amazingly talented students who are also taking the class.

Week 1: Paper
The first assignment was to create candy and ornament icons, and from those, design two holiday cards, choosing one for final review. Below are a few snippets from my process, as well as the final card I submitted for the brief.

Some of my sketches and inspiration

Snowman rough

I'm fond of this snowman, but I didn't feel it fit the original assignment of incorporating icons. It's something I'll come back to, however. I'd like to add texture in the scarf and fine-tune the background.

Ornament card

I was trying for the retro vibe in this card. The  ornament shapes are fun, but ultimately, I cast it aside in favor of Hot Chocolate.

My final. All in all, I'm happy with how it turned out. And Lilla featured it in her review, so what could be better than that?!

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