Oranges - student project

I loved this tutorial, and so was so inspired to try my own design.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to draw so I liked up Food Photography on Pinterest, and found a photo of some blood oranges that I loved.  I used watercolour, pen and ink, a brush pen, a sharpie, and white ink to make my marks.

Oranges - image 1 - student project

I bought my icons into Illustrator and used Live Trace, but was disappointed that my watercolour effects had disappeared, so I decided to create my Pattern in Photoshop instead.

Oranges - image 2 - student project

I started playing around with my shapes, and at this point wished I had some more irregular shapes as the circles looked very similar if I turned them around.  So I decided to add more marks to add a playful element, and extracted details from my oranges to add interest.

Oranges - image 3 - student project


Becky Prinn
Greeting Card Designer