Illustrate from Sketches: Inspiration Board

Illustrate from Sketches: Inspiration Board - student project

Hello Bonnie, and Everyone!

These past few weeks have been abnormally challenging.  I guess that is life!

After I outlined and uploaded my sketches I found myself very uninspired by them.  Everything I put together seemed off.  So I began just pulling from the shapes and created these abstract patterns. Possibly these were mimicking my life ;)

I did also realize that I was a bit unprepared as I was using an older version of Illustrator, and did not have a mouse for my old macbook.  What I did discover online was that the track pad is sensitive enough to use a tablet stylus.  So I picked up a cheap stylus from Target and uploaded the free trial of Illustrator CC, and I was able to move forward without getting frustrated.  Just thought I would share in case anyone else may not have access to a Wacom tablet or mouse.

Best of luck to everyone, and Happy Valentine's Day!

Cori

Illustrate from Sketches: Inspiration Board - image 1 - student project

Illustrate from Sketches: Inspiration Board - image 2 - student project

::SKETCHES::

Illustrate from Sketches: Inspiration Board - image 3 - student project

Illustrate from Sketches: Inspiration Board - image 4 - student project

Illustrate from Sketches: Inspiration Board - image 5 - student project

::FARMSTEAD::

I've been daydreaming about becoming a farmer and growing an organic herb garden.  I can imagine having a lush green space where my kids can run wild and free, where we can share our harvest with our friends and neighbors, and where we could have a small farm stand to sell what we make and grow.  

May designing these patterns bring me one step closer to the farm-life of my dreams!