Hi, I'm Colleen from Vienna, Austria. Recently I lost my job due to Covid, but am taking this as a stepping stone to finally start my own creative business!
I have a Masters degree in Stage and Costume Design, plus degrees in fine art photography, interior design and millinery. But never worked in these fields... Quite recently I stumbled across surface pattern design and fell in love!
So, thank you Bärbel for all of your wonderful courses here on Skillshare! And your lovely newsletter, you are so kind and supportive... plus, your designs are gorgeous!!!
About this design, my "Peacock Beauty": I sketched the peacock in ink and then digitized it like in the course... After that, I made some rose drawings directly on the IPad (Fresco), another skill I am learning to find my preferred workflow as a surface designer... Then I assembled in Illustrator and tried some different colorways (more than I am showing here, so easy to get lost in the recolor artwork tool!)
For one of my first designs I am quite happy with it. Not perfect yet, but this is work in progress... baby steps...