Illustrate from Sketches Workshop

Illustrate from Sketches Workshop - student project

Melancholy

“Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us”. I am fascinated and inspired by the emotion of sadness! I find that it contains a captivating depth and beauty, and I look forward to exploring how it can be conveyed visually into patterns. Hope this doesn't end up being too abstract or heavy of a theme.

10 words: Sigh, ponder, nostalgia, grey, reflect, float, quiet, droop, shadow, distant

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Sketches – a first round and second more refined round. Not sure how much they correlate visually with my inspiration board, but definitely inspired by them!

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Not sure about colors, but here they are for now...

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Cathy Wu
Freelance designer & illustrator
Teacher