Back to MATS Bootcamp…

sorry for not posting for awhile but I was trying to set up a self hosted blog and got lost in all the details of woo commerce and design elements… I’m now thinking I was wasting my time and just stick to this version instead. sigh (just remembered that visitors get random adverts… )

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design (ABSPD) course has ended – a group of the students met up and we went to the Textile Museum in Bermondsey which I have walked past but never actually went in.

Fashion & Textile Museum logo
Fashion & Textile Museum logo

Tiny but such a cool collection. – ends tomorrow! The book looks cool and I hope to buy it soon… keep buying books so I’m trying to wait for a bit as feeling rather skint πŸ™

ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol
ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol

I ate some Melon… forgot about it and then saw this… the middle bit is all rubbery which grossed me out.. yet intrigued so I took a photo… then couldn’t help myself and made a repeat pattern out of it!

Melon star Repeat Pattern
Melon star Repeat Pattern

 

Ok… back to the Make Art That Sells Bootcamp course.

we had to draw some dolls/faces… I wont show you mine as they are not very good.

the next part of the project… someone trying to meditate…

 

pencil sketch
pencil sketch
wild background... more druggy than meditative!
Vector girl with textures via photoshop – wild background… more druggy than meditative!
why I've done such tiny details is beyond me... perhaps my type of procrastination??
why I’ve done such tiny details is beyond me… perhaps my type of procrastination??

not even close to finishing… I also want to try a watercolour version too… I plan to create lots of ‘stuff’ that she’s trying to keep at bay.. meditation is hard and I know that myself as I’ve been doing it for the last month. I use guided meditation though… I could do with some positive brainwashing right now πŸ˜‰

Vector version with textures added.
Vector version with textures added via illustrator.

I’m thinking she might need eyelashes after all… was hoping the line texture I’ve used would do as not everyone uses makeup in meditation classes or day to day (holds hand up!)

update… I tried re-sketching her but decided I didn’t like it so continued with the vector version… MATS Bootcamp gave a colour palette of blue so I changed her outfit and cushion to fit with this… I really like the red cushion above though!

I also tried a blonde version but really need to look up a blonde palette as I just tweaked it manually and I still prefer her red hair – which was an accident as I initially outlined the sketch in Illustrator with red just to see what I was doing. I do like red hair and died my hair various shades of red for most of my adult life. (it’s now has a reddish tinge mixed with a lot of grey and white!!)

blue& blonde  version of meditating girl illustration
blue& blonde version of meditating girl illustration

redid the textures for tunic/leggings and hair – added a few effects via my photography related plugins … all hazy and druggie lol… not quite what meditation is about… oh well… all in the name of trying stuff out πŸ™‚

meditating girl illustration
meditating girl illustration

oh and I gave her another foot… looked a little uncomfortable before.

Final submission for MATS Bootcamp May 2014

gargh… don’t you just hate it when you forget to copy the text just incase wordpress decides to throw a wobbly!
anyway… didn’t have time to change her hair (right side) and should have put in a notebook/distractions around her but this is what I finally submitted (deadline today)

urgh… I can spot a million things to change… I was suppose to soften the background grittiness as it’s too dirty looking… weird shadow edge needed softening too… sigh oh, all practice and learning.

Mats Bootcamp May Assignment 2014
Mats Bootcamp May Assignment 2014

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