Week 1: Paper
The theme was vintage Christmas ornaments and candy. I love drawing and making Christmas themed pieces, so I had a lot of fun with this.
Week 2: Baby Apparel
The theme was camping and campers. I let my imagination wander and when I sat down to work on the mini assignment, I thought of mouses and camping. What would it look like for mice to camp? What would they travel in and sleep in? A tin can or a sardine can? A hammock to take a nap? What would a campfire look like? A votive candle?
I was intimidated to draw characters again, but I found the assignment easy because it was such a fun topic and the ideas came easily. I would love to do more of these sorts of animal illustrations.
When and after I made finished my design, whenever my 2-year-old was near my computer, he'd say, "I want to see the mouse". Maybe I'll make him a special t-shirt or design a mouse softie for him.
Week 3: Scrapbooking
For our mini assignment, we drew typewriters and cameras and for the final assignment, we created a sheet of scrapbooking elements. Since I had to work quickly this week, I inked the drawings, scanned them in, and processed them in illustrator. Then, I made the artwork into layers and exported to photoshop to add texture.
Week 4: Editorial
We were to create a map of where we live. This was the week I was slapped with a nasty cold, but I got the assignment done. I drew everything with black ink and processed everything in illustrator.
Week 5: Party Paper
The mini involved working with Ukrainian and Bavarian folk art. I drew some patterns and a girl with a large headdress of flowers. This last week was fun, though I missed the mark on the final assignment as the girl should have been more of a generic nature for party goods. I think the girl would be pretty on another product, though.
I had a much easier time with this girl character, maybe because I kept her simple. I would love to work on the peacock idea and also change the colors I used. I'm going to go back and add texture and change things up and use the art for something else. Perhaps a fabric pattern.
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