Saturday, October 25, 2014

Week 1 of Lilla Rogers Class

I think I may have mentioned that I am taking a 5 week, online class called "Make Art That Sells" with Lilla Rogers. You can read about it here

You may ask, why am I taking a class like this since I am clearly retired from the corporate graphic design world! That is the thing about art and design. You can't really retire from it. Imagine if Picasso or Matisse decided to retire from painting! Some of their best work would never have happened. Not that I am comparing myself to their genius but you know what I mean.

So, yes, I am taking this class and it is really fabulous. And I know I have said that before about other classes but this is really intense and hard work worthy! I worked all week as much as possible and was driven and challenged by the endeavor! It felt like I was at work! But it in a good way. Not the snowy-commuting-early rising-late staying-500 people-have-to-approve-your-design-way!

So the first week is designing for bolt fabric. The piece above is the motif I created using hand drawn imagery and then putting them into Photoshop and having at it. It is supposed to be kitchen related using root vegetables and Pyrex. I used watermelon radish since that is what I had on hand. I had no Pyrex so I had to rely on photos I found on the internet. Not the best way for me to draw since I prefer drawing from life but that was all I had for the bowl. I also made a rubber stamp from a sliced watermelon radish.

Here is what it looks like in a half drop repeat pattern:

So that is what I am up to. I think it will help me get my mojo back!

Have a lovely weekend!


Connie Rose said...

Wow, that's impressive! Great work!

Robbie said...

Yes, I agree! It is impressive! Good for you!!!

FarStarr said...

Wonderful stuff!