Coffee Pattern

Coffee Pattern - student project

First of all, thank you for a practical and fun class! I had a great time watching this class and working on my project. This was my first try. I came across some issues but I believe I will gradually become better at it thanks to you.

I wanted to make a coffee pattern. I began by sketching and went over my sketched with a Micron pen because I like that crisp inky look over the loose water color.

 

I have had these water pens for a while but never knew how to use them - and hadn't tried.

As for the brush pens, I tried working with Faber Castell's Pitt Artist pen but they didn't work with water. So I had to do this project with the watercolor pencils that I had laying around. I hadn't worked with them in a while and it was surprising to see how well they worked with the water brush pen : )

Once I was happy with the watercolor designs I took them into Illustrator to create patterns.

I discovered the "Apply Color Group" feature through this class - and I love it! Though I like my original colors for this design, that is a handy feature for sure. I am looking forward to playing with it in the future.


 

Then I took the clear glass latte as the main image and wrote "I like you a latte". And the pattern itself will be on the back.

And here is my final image:

This was a great class to make some watercolor patterns. I will try doing this again for sure. Thank you!