I am so happy about this class as this is just what I was looking for.
The theme is "Along the River". I did my A-Z in German, as it felt more natural to me.
A= Abkühlung (cooling off) B= Badekappe (swimming hat) C D = Dusche (shower) E = F = Finster G = Grosses Schiff (big ship) H = Hin & Her (crossing) I = Im Wasser (in the water.. ) J K = Kaserne (local building) L = M = Möwe (seagull) N = Nass (wet) O = Oben (up) P = Pharma Q = Quarantäne R = Rheinschwimmen (swimming in the river) S = Sonnenhut (sun hat) T = Trotti (scooter) U V = Vollmond (fill moon) W = Windig (windy) X Y Z
My thoughts so far:
The limited color palette really helps to create consistency.
I am not sure about the amount of details, maybe I should add more.
I love using the templates to figure out the final composition and choice of colors. It helps a lot to figure out as many details as possible before starting with the final work.
Not sure about the context. Any ideas? ;) It is quite new to me to think in that direction.
Some pictures of the process:
Here is the overview of artists that inspire me:
Books for Children and Adults
- funny and poetic
- naive and at the same time realistic(?) - probably the combination of a childish and adult perspective
- working with a wide colour palette
- bold colors, reduced/very specific color palette
- use of shapes, few outlines
- human figure, body
In the examples above: painting
- reduced colour palette
- perfect use of shapes and negative space
Claudia Melchor del Rio:
Drawing, wax pastels, markers
- colourful, lovely color palette
- use of shapes, line details added on top
- layered landscapes
- nature, architecture
And finally some more inspiration from my childhood, without further explanation...