Japonica Flowers Yume Ori-Chan Collection

Japonica Flowers Yume Ori-Chan Collection - student project

Hi I am Tish,

I am a Games Art degree graduate and I am mummy to an 8 month old little girl. I hope to pursue a creative career and was not sure how or which direction to take it in as Games is no longer an interest of mine. This project has given me a new-found love of Illustrator and shown me that I can still create work to be proud of. 

This project reflects my love of Japanese foliage, with a combination of some unloved plants found in the UK such as dandelions.  

I started with my mood board, I went out and took some photos around my house and garden to gather some inspiration. I found the design on my daughter's top had some nice colours so this formed some of the basis of my colour palette. 

Japonica Flowers Yume Ori-Chan Collection - image 1 - student project

I then created some sketches based on the photos I had taken. These were drawn in pencil first then gone over with a black uniball pen. 

Japonica Flowers Yume Ori-Chan Collection - image 2 - student project

I then took my sketches into Illustrator and used a combination of the live trace and blob brush tool to help me complete my illustrations. I did a lot of experimentation here to find a style I liked and by accident discovered a yellow outline was exactly what I was going for and gave a really Japanese feel. 

Japonica Flowers Yume Ori-Chan Collection - image 3 - student project

For my final patterns I wanted a complex design that really showed how these different plants can come together in one design. The colour palette really worked well and the design really showcases my individual style which always has a hand drawn feel. Unfortunately my file corrupted as I was finishing (and I had no backups- learning curve for the future!) meaning I lost my work so the pattern has a glaring issue where white has appeared on the pattern but this can no longer be fixed but I still wanted to showcase the beautiful design I created. 

The re-colour of my pattern is also a lovely combination of the colour palette and would be a more muted version for a more neutral wallpaper with small pops of colour.

Japonica Flowers Yume Ori-Chan Collection - image 4 - student project

Japonica Flowers Yume Ori-Chan Collection - image 5 - student project

This dandelion pattern was my first attempt at creating a pattern and I really like the simplicity of the design and really showcases my hand drawn style. Would look very nice as a wallpaper or notebook cover. 

Japonica Flowers Yume Ori-Chan Collection - image 6 - student project

Tish Cameron
Illustrator and Designer