Vintage Painted Bouquets

Vintage Painted Bouquets - student project

I am a flower kind of girl. I can make endless motifs of beautiful bouquets, so that's what I did for this project. My initial sketches were simple, but held a variety of shapes and pieces that I knew would work together in lots of ways. 

Vintage Painted Bouquets - image 1 - student project

Vintage Painted Bouquets - image 2 - student project

I was pretty happy with the initial color scheme I was using while creating my pattern, but as always, I found about four million other color ways that I really loved. After much deliberation, soul searching, and pieces of dark chocolate, I narrowed it down. 

Vintage Painted Bouquets - image 3 - student project

I'm always amazed at the difference it makes to me when I take the tiles from AI and add in all that texture in PS. Such painterly-inky-goodness!

Vintage Painted Bouquets - image 4 - student project

Here are my final three painted patterns and their palettes. 

Vintage Painted Bouquets - image 5 - student project

Vintage Painted Bouquets - image 6 - student project

Vintage Painted Bouquets - image 7 - student project

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Vintage Painted Bouquets - image 9 - student project

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I think this last vintage green one would look especially great as a wrapping paper for a summer soiree!

Dylan Mierzwinski
Illustrator & Lover of Flowers
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