Dee Tracy

Interior Decorator

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Sailor Girl

Please excuse the poor quality of my work. Because I only have the trial version of Illustrator, I had to submit scans. Ugh!

My mood board began with the idea of creating a girl character with a cute sailor dress. I found so many cute nautical things on Pinterest.

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My color palette began with navy, pink and tan. As my character evolved I decided to make the pink a more coral color and she became a blonde.

I had no prior experience with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop so this class was a real challenge. Shelley has been awesome to answer questions and even helped me with some computer issues which resulted from only have a trial version of Illustrator. Thank you so much, Shelley!  You rock!

I chose an I-phone case with a navy background from Zazzle. It was so much fun to see my design in an actual product. I can see how being able to show my clients an actual pic of their character, on the product of their choice, would help with sales. 

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One of my favorite things about Shelley's class is her teaching style. It felt like I was learning from a friend! She explains things so well.  I also loved having a project at the end of the class instead of an artboard full of miscellaneous shapes. I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn simplifed digital drawing and also anyone who wants to learn the basics of Illustrator.

Second Project:  I decided on this character based on a friend's granddaughter, Paisley. She just turned one and loves to fill her hands with everything in sight!

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My third project is a gift for a bridal shower. Sorry this looks crooked!  The actual piece is perfectly straight!

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