Illustrate from Photos and Paintings Workshop: 4 patterns!

Illustrate from Photos and Paintings Workshop: 4 patterns! - student project

Update on March 13th.

I reorganized my work to make it easier to see at a glance. I uploaded the 4 patterns I created in this workshop with 2 additional color variations for each in my cover image.

And I attached it here as well.

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Here is my reworked patterns from photographs. I didn't like my first one but I think this one is pretty. Bonnie, you are so right about needing to take time. I am discovering that I can't rush the creative process!

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Update on March 12th.

Here are the 4 patterns that I created in this class. Thank you so much Bonnie.

I have uploaded (below)

1 watercolor pattern in 4 color variations (uploaded last week)

1 pattern from photographs in 4 color variations (I reworked this because I really didn't like my first version)

1 pattern from my hand drawn ink sketches of flowers in 6 color variations

1 pattern (pink) from hand drawn elements and some shapes created in Illustrator.

If you scroll to the very bottom, you will see a different watercolor pattern that I created in Bonnie's watercolor class.

They are here in no particular order!

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Updated March 13th: (new, reworked pattern with flowers traced from photographs)

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From photographs: old version - the one I really don't like!

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From my hand drawn ink sketches of flowers:

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This is for Mother's Day. I hand drew some elements and created vector shapes for others.

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Update on March 8th.

Here is the recolored version in pinks and peaches.

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Here are the motifs I created for this pattern.

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Update on March 7th.

I rewatched Bonnie's watercolor for surface pattern design class to re-learn all the steps. I created motifs from my watercolor doodles, which frankly, I thought looked like blobs! But when everything came together, I was happy with this first attempt. I love the oranges I picked for the flowers but the greens and blues are too close in color. It's hard to tell I actually used 3 main color families.

I think I like the pattern best with a white background. But I included a few other backgrounds for added contrast. 

I'm excited to recolor this tomorrow.  xoxo to everyone!

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I'm super intimidated uploading this photo of my attempts at watercolor motifs... But for Monday's assignment, here goes. I like the motifs that I drew from my flower pictures better but might be able to make something work from these watercolors.

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Some of these are hand-drawn (and a little rough!) using my flower garden as inspiration. Others are traced from my photographs of specific flowers. In a few of the flowers, I took the time to select specific color combinations that I think are pretty. And the central "rose bouquet" is made up of separate elements that I think came together really nicely to make a "bouquet". I'm going to use the bouquet by itself on a Mother's Day card! 

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Hi again everyone!

Here is my inspiration board with flowers from my garden.

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Hi everyone!

Here is my class assignment!

Moodboard with photos that inspired my two color palettes, the color palettes and my original watercolor art.

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Here is my favorite version of my pattern:

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And the second version of my pattern in pretty pinks:

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Thank you Bonnie for a wonderful class! I did, however, struggle through the section on how to recolor my vectored pieces using the recolor tool.

I'll watch it again but I may need more detailed instructions on how you moved the bars around in that segment...You are so fast!!

xo,

Anne

Anne LaFollette
Surface Pattern Designer & Coach
Teacher