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Kristin Matte

Graphic Designer



Farm Friends!

My nature theme was inspired by the farms I drive by when I go and visit my brother. I don't have any original photographs, since these farms are along my drive and I can't stop on the highway to take pictures. It's also still winter here so we don't see as much as we usually do. 

I often have sketchy, messy art with cheeky messages. So I wanted to stay in my style, both illustrative and in tone.

So my mood board features the kind of odd-ball humour I enjoy, and the sometimes unusual choices in color. Veering not towards the realistic but towards the fun and unusual. Borderilne absurdist.

So I sketched with a cleaner line then I usually would. Here are the sketches (in marker, traced from pencil sketches). This is condensed since I had several pages worth, these are the sketches I ended up using.

My color palette - based on old family photos!

Here are some farm friends!

Here are some of the colorized motifs!

And here are my patterns! I'm super happy with them! I think they're pretty funny!

Here's a zoom:

Overall I'm really happy with it!

What I've learned through Bonnie's Illustrator class has been really helpful! 


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