Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise - student project

Birds of Paradise - image 1 - student project

I'm so excited to share the final mood board for my Skillshare class, Kickstart Your Creativity: Introduction to Mood Boards!

This mood board was inspired by a recent visit to see "Matisse: The Cut-Outs" at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. The vibrant colors and tropical subject matter of the artwork conjured associations with modern Miami and the annual Art Basel show. Thus "Birds of Paradise" was born.

I hope you'll enroll in my class and join me in creating your own mood board.

Cheers, Nancy

Birds of Paradise - image 2 - student project


1) “What’s New That’s New” featuring Lisa Cant. Photo by Torkil Gudnason for Tush magazine. 2) Christian Dior AW14 Collection. Raf Simons for Dior. 3) Rubber Plant, 2013. Painting by Oliver Osbourne. 4) 510D - Hockney Splash, 2008. Painting by Shawn Huckins. 5) Aldo campaign S12 featuring Anais Pouliot. Photo by Terry Richardson. 6) photo by Blake Fox. 7) Flamingos, 2014 by Blake Fox. 8) Mauritius Paradise collection by Tessa Wagenvoort. Photo by Lonneke Van Der Palen 9) Boy Duo. Photo by Charlie Engman 10) “Artsy” photo by Elliot & Erick for Elle Mexico.

Nancy Herrmann
Creative Director and Packaging Designer