Create 3 Focal Point Prints in 3 Weeks

Create 3 Focal Point Prints in 3 Weeks - student project

Hi everyone,

I'm Riëtte, wife and mom and aspiring illustrator and designer. I live in South Africa and I'm enjoying learing all I can about surface pattern design, illustration and graphic design and I am excited about all the possibilities it brings.

Below you'll find my project for the "Design 3 focal point prints in 3 weeks with Bonnie Christine". 

Phase 2

My topics for the three focal point prints is "Romantic Ballet", "Masquerade" and "Rainy Day". Here is my moodboards, sketches, colour palette, paragraph and words for all three.

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Sketches before image trace:

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Sketches before image trace:

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Sketches before image trace:

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Phase 3

Sketches to Illustration

I had so much fun turning my sketches into illustration, I love this process and can't wait to see how the patterns turn out.

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Next up, creating the patterns.

Phase Four

Final Focal Point Prints

Wow! This has been such an amazing learning experience. I still have soooo much to learn, but I enjoyed every second of the process. I can't wait to practice more and create more patterns.

Here are my final pattern "collections" (I tried to add a few supporting designs, still have a lot to learn there as well).

Romantic Ballet

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Masquerade

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Rainy Day

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I will definitely be playing around more with the colours and designs on these, but for now I am really happy.

Bonnie, thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into your courses and this workshop. I had so much fun and even though I still have a long way to go, I am so proud of my first few patterns.

Thank you again and thank you to each and every one who liked or commented on my project, it encouraged me to keep going when Illustrator kept crashing and I felt like throwing in the towel.

This was fantastic!

Riëtte Cawthorn
Illustration, Design and Lettering
Teacher