Have I mentioned yet, that I love love loved this assignment from my Make Art That Sells e-course? Perhaps over here, with the preliminary sketches. It's taken an absurdly long time but it's finally finished and you can see the result above. What do you think?
This week I really spent time on the exercise and stopped to seriously consider my own likes, taste and preferences ... I adore homeware and collect hand-painted plates, mugs, etc, so it was, personally, truly essential that this be 'right' ... for myself as a buyer. It's with a certain amount of pride that I can say that I'd buy the plate above, with pleasure.
Here are more of the preliminary sketches and the painting in acrylics that was eventually scanned in and then broken down into separate elements in photoshop:
The pencil sketch had been scanned in previously, and was printed out and then outlined in black separately so that, if I screwed up, I wouldn't destroy the original painting. It was then superimposed upon the artwork in photoshop ...
The whole thing was then tweaked mercilessly and each stem/flower/odd pod separated so that they could be placed and re-placed until the right balance was achieved. Phew. It's been tougher than expected, but it's done. Next step will be creating a couple more plates along the same lines to match the above as a set ... just for my own pleasure.
A huge, wonderful, thoroughly enjoyable, learning experience. If you ever get the chance to, take the Make Art That Sells e-course by Lilla Rogers. As far as I'm concerned it's brilliant.
Wishing you a wonderful and creative day! Cheers.