Exercises to Grow Your Portfolio - Design a Gift Bag

Sandra Bowers, Illustrator + Surface + Creature Design

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6 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Supplies and Class Project

    • 3. Painting the Artwork

    • 4. Designing the Gift Bag

    • 5. Designing the Gift Tag

    • 6. Bonus Video! Complete Painting Time-lapse


About This Class


As an Illustrator or Surface Pattern Designer, you need to have a portfolio that shows what you can do.  A great way to grow your portfolio is to create personal projects that target the market that you want your art to be in. In this class, I will show you the process of creating a Valentine´s Day design for a gift bag and gift tag. I´ll walk you trough my process of painting the flowers in watercolors, adjusting and creating the design composition digitally and putting it into a mockup gift bag and tag. By the end of the class you´ll know how to create a presentation sheet that´s ready to show.  So join me, and start adding awesome art to your portfolio! 

Basic knowledge of ADOBE® PHOTOSHOP® SOFTWARE is required. 

In this class, I´m sharing how I create my artwork and presentation sheets, there are many ways to do this, and some people might make them in a different way.  This is not a set standard and you should adapt it to you tastes and artistic needs and circumstances.