Tea Kettle Texture

Tea Kettle Texture - student project

This was such a fun process - thanks for another great class, Jamie! 

Tea Kettle Texture - image 1 - student project

For the scatter brushes, I used some ink paired with a toothbrush, cotton swab, torn piece of foam brush for stamping, and an old spray bottle for splatters.

Tea Kettle Texture - image 2 - student project

To make pattern brushes, I drew some lines with a China marker, Neocolor crayon and charcoal pencil (I can't remember which one I ended up vectorizing...)

Tea Kettle Texture - image 3 - student project

Tea Kettle Texture - image 4 - student project

I have made a few vector brushes in the past, but Jamie had some great tips that I hadn't seen before, which made the process much easier! 

I brought the scans into photoshop and adjusted the levels. I used the lasso tool to draw select only the marks I wanted to use and dragged them over to Illustrator where I used Image Trace to vectorize.

Tea Kettle Texture - image 5 - student project

Tea Kettle Texture - image 6 - student project

Allison Richardson
Surface Design and Illustration