Holiday Card Inspired by Odd Bodies Class

Holiday Card Inspired by Odd Bodies Class - student project

Let me preface with the fact that this is my first work of illustration EVER! I am a professional quilt pattern designer and online sewing and quilting instructor, but I didn't start exploring my interest in creative illustration (versus technical which is part of my job) until I became a member of Skillshare. This was the first class I took, and I can't begin to tell you how much it inspired me to pick up a pencil!

My project is not the result of following the exercises, but it is a direct result of what I learned in the class. (I plan to go back and complete the exercises as prescribed at another time.) 

I loved the pencil sketching - Tom's explanation makes the process so approachable. The concept of iterating is something that I use when I digitally design quilts (using Electric Quilt software), but I never really thought of using it for sketching and drawing.

When digitizing, my biggest learning curve was using the Pen tool. I watched Tom's pen tool class, but it still took me a while to get used to it. 

I'm fairly happy with the final result of my holiday card project since this was my first attempt at this process, but if I was to do it over again, I would take the extra time to pay more attention to the shading. The digitizing took so much longer than I thought it would. 

I can't wait to try out some exaggeration! 

Holiday Card Inspired by Odd Bodies Class - image 1 - student project

Holiday Card Inspired by Odd Bodies Class - image 2 - student project