Delightful: Calendar Challenge Update

Delightful: Calendar Challenge Update - student project

This was such a beautiful experience for me. I had a delightful time making these patterns, so I titled this project the same. 

Here's a shot of my watercolors:

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I didn't have a mood board because I like to relax when painting watercolors and a mood board would have caused me to think too much. I went a little overboard, but watercolor painting is a relaxing experience for me, so I just let these motifs flow out.

Here are the motifs I chose to use for my pattern:

Delightful: Calendar Challenge Update - image 2 - student project

This is how they looked after being scanned in and vectorized.

Here's my first set of color groups:

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And here's my second two groups:

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I ended up adding a darker background to my second color theme. Here are my final patterns:

Delightful: Calendar Challenge Update - image 6 - student project

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Thanks for this class; I really got a lot from it.

11.24.16 Calendar Challenge Update:

Here's my 2017 calendar submission:

Delightful: Calendar Challenge Update - image 9 - student project

Annette Brown
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