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Flower Power Child Inside Me

Hello!

First of all- Shelley thank you for an amazing class, I had so much fun learning with you and completing the project!

It was first time for me using Illustrator but I have some experience with PS so it came handy with using the program's interface, shortcuts and so on...

MY MOODBOARD and COLORBOARD

I researched pinterest for some inspiration regarding colors I'll be using and type of character I would like to create. I knew that I would follow the steps about basic drawing built from shapes but wanted my character to have some specific features so I went on my search and came up with that:

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I picked some photos with boho style girls, when I started looking I got inspired by hippie elements- long hair, tanned skin, flower headbands, shorts and lacey tops. I decided to include them somehow when working on the character.

I've found some quotes which were a starting point for text on my work and font which I thought would match the artwork I had in mind.

I picked a simple color palette and to be honest it was the most difficult part of the process for me- I liked the sample colors but I had problem with incorporating them into the creation- something to work on in the future :)

PROCESS AND MY FINISHED CHARACTER

I followed the steps in the class starting from head, clothes and going into details. Instead of creating a pattern I decided to try to create a lacey top following the pattern method. I got stuck as the lacey parts wouldn't match seamlesly but than I figured I could just draw few extra circles on the top of the blouse to make the impression of more seamless pattern- I felt pretty clever here :)

I decided to place all text under the character and played with 2 fonts for some interest. For my background I picked simple rectangles and I added some dashed line contour around the smaller one. Here is the finished picture:

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I also played on zazzle and came up with the phone case design

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Thanks again for inspiration and so much knowledge Shelley, I'll be looking forward to learning more of Illustrator and to your next classes!

 

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