10 Weeks of Portfolio development with Folio Focus. The content has been very good, enjoying it immensely with no huge pressure. Great way to create some collections for Art licensing. Monday we start a new topic and by Friday ideally it's ready to put up on Flickr. The facebook group is really a great support system, we talk, share, and are generally like minded. #risedesignand shine
I illustrated "Canada" In honour of it's 150th anniversary coming up in 2017! It took me a good few weeks to put it together and feel like it was done! A lot of research went into it and i feel the palette I chose works well with the energy and flow of the piece echoing the richness of the the natural beauty we are surrounded by! We are so lucky to be part of this tolerant, peace loving country!
I have just signed a licensing deal with Andrews + Blaine LTD, a private label and wholesale gift company serving large retail chains in North America http://www.puzzlewarehouse.com/andrew-blaine/ for 3 city illustrations of London, Paris and New York. They are slated to be launched in 2017 for Barnes and Nobles across the country.
Many of my city illustrations have been seen on Posters for Transport systems namely Toronto Transit Commission, stationary, Journal covers and tote bags. I also am a contributor for http://www.theydrawandtravel.com/
This is what I was up to last week. I tried to stick to a theme of household objects like kettle, furniture and textiles. I intentionally worked with a limited palette on some of them.
This was an interesting project. Definitely out of my comfort zone. However my children's book style sprung to my rescue giving the project a fun whimsical look.
This was our first of the 5 assignments for Boot camp 2106. Creating a coloring / colouring book based on 1920's fashion.
A great new group has been set up by Johanna Fritz called Fritziflock, an illustration group with lots of tips and advice, workshops etc, every week Johanna comes up with a bird related topic to illustrate called Fritzifriday. A great excuse to paint a bird a week. Here are some of mine. The link is here link here .
A course run by two very talented, fabulous inspiring women- Lilla Rogers- Owner and creator of the amazing "Lilla Rogers Studio" and Margot Tantau, Art Director of CBK Mid-West. the First of all I want to say that this course has been a great vehicle to force me out of my comfort zone. So far we have done - week 1 Metal, Week 2 fabric and week 3 glass. I was a little sceptical about my ability to do the mock-ups. But I have to say I came through having learnt so much!! It pushed my photoshop skills way beyond when I first started. Working with a mood board forced me to think in a colour scheme and a look that I applied to each assignment thus far. I will go in to the process in more depth after week 4.
So I challenged my self with this project. Morning meditation followed by creating a piece of art in 2 minutes. I started this on June 18 and will wrap up on October 15. My garden is a perfect location to start on this venture. Watercolour and flowers, shrubbery go hand in hand. I am also instagraming as I go along. The idea is to paint or draw with a spontaneous fluidity, not worryingabout the outcome. Keeping things looking as fresh as possible. So here goes June 18- June 22, here it is.Enjoy and feel free to leave comments!