Fashion Illustrations of globals looks

 My agents at Wild Apple Licensing assigned me to do these fashion illustrations of 4 different cultures. An Indian, Japanese, Chinese and an African woman. The goal is to see that they translate into home decor items namely wall art, stationery, table top and textiles. A fair amount of research went into the project. I made sure that the colors and patterns echoed the countries of origin. I love global culture, so this project was just perfect!

Embellishing and decorating surfaces is what i love to do, so I was in heaven. I created these pieces of art in watercolor and goauche. Adding a bit of gouache gives the watercolor medium a bit more punch so that it looks vibrant and rich, but there is a fine balance because I don’t want to loose the translucent quality of watercolor either. The illustrations are fine and whimsy, my signature look! They are all  on white backgrounds so that they just pop!

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This is what I have been up to the last 3 weeks- Making Art that sells- Home Decor

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. week 1-

Week 2- Fabric

Week 3- glass

New bird floral collection

This collection was created from a surface design that I have done for a shower curtain. I have maintained the hand rendered painterly style that I love doing so much with a combination of photoshop. I don't know what I would do without this software! Now I can apply these designs to a wide selection of surfaces. All I need are the manufacturers to come forward!!zam_-orangebird_birdhouse_beigebackground_01 zam_2birds_birdhouse_beigebackground_04

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