Allison Richardson

Surface Design and Illustration

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Modern Floral

This was such an awesome class - so thorough and just really enjoyable!! 

I started with my sketches - about 6 pages of them. 

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I scanned each page with a scanner and fine-tuned in Photoshop.

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I then brought the motifs in to Illustrator and live-traced them. Once I pulled out the motifs that looked pretty good together, I started to build bouquets with the pieces. Copying, rotating, etc... until I got about 9 different ones.

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This is an extra step, but I knew I wanted to use these motifs in other projects: I brought each live-traced bouquet in to Photoshop and re-created them with my original line-drawing motifs. I then exported each one to a PNG.

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Next, I exported my repeat tiles and opened in Photoshop. First the Filled Shapes layer, and then the Outline Layer used for a guide.

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Next, I pulled in the PNG bouquets I exported earlier, one by one, and masked off any areas that I didn't want an outline. 

And here's the finished repeat!

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Lastly, another color way and texture added!

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