Workshop #2 : Illustrate from Photos & Paintings: Design 4 Patterns in 3 Weeks

Workshop #2 :  Illustrate from Photos & Paintings: Design 4 Patterns in 3 Weeks - student project

Below are my four patterns. Although they don't look like a collection, I let the inspiration take me to different styles so I could experiment. I wanted to learn as much as I could so I let different styles come out to see what grabbed me. I LOVED this workshop and learned so much. Looking at my first pattern now, I see my green stems on the orange flowers are getting a bit lost. Bonnie THANK YOU!!!! Your patience and gentle style was so NON intimidating it let me just flow and see where things took me. I hope to take your classes again. 

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Pattern #1

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Pattern #2

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Pattern #4

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Applying palette to watercolor motifs. Running a bit behind but can't wait to start my repeat patterns.

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Drawn images. Colorized watercolor images to come. Having a blast!

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Watercolor Motifs. It has been years such I painted but I had fun!!! Excited to scan!

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Working on Motifs. Fell a bit behind on Homework due on March 2. Trying to catch up over the weekend. Struggled a bit with the photograph because I didn't shoot with white background as they were in the ground. So taking out background around the succulents was HARD. Wacom taking me a bit of time to get used to also. Hanging in there and can't wait to paint!!!

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Barbara Abbatiello
Designer & Illustrator
Teacher