Workshop #3: Designing Focal Point Prints

Workshop #3: Designing Focal Point Prints - student project

Final Submission for Workshop 3:

Wow, this is a hard task. For this workshop I've been focused on my digital flowers.

I've been able to come up with only 2 patterns so far. Comments are welcome.

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Final Submission for Workshop 2:

I've got 2 photos here - A is for painted flowers, B for digital ones.

A:Painted Flower Repeats

A question about these repeats:

does 1 seem too messy? I've added more green leaves and buds as fillers here and it feels like too much. so I made 2 with more white space. But I've been staring at them for so long now...

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B: Digital Flower Repeats:

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Here are my motifs - are the colors in the stems too messy? Should I stick to only cold or warm colors for stems? I kinda like the variety.

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I'm glad I didn't look at other projects before uploading my painted elements. I'm quite overwhelmed by all the talent there.

Here's my stuff - I still haven't figured out that painting in elements, aka separate petals etc.

How do I know which ones to select to be separate? Is that just a matter of practice?

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Hi,

here are some of my completed motifs, I'm still working on the rest - probably I'll paint the rest.

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Hi, for Track 2 I'm giving a try to florals.

Here's a collage of some of the photos I'm working off:

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Theme:

Once Upon A Cappuccino

I've managed to finish only two patterns.

1. Gotta learn how to streamline my process better.

2. I've been going between 3 different directions and wasted my time. Hmm...

So, here's what I've got so far:

Pattern 1:

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Pattern 2:

Is that pink too much of a color conflict?

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OK, my mind is unraveling with what direction to take. One - full bodied color print and another - having them as line sketches, and I've been trying to get a whole sketch in one uninterrupted line. 

It sounds like fun and could look great on coffee-related packaging.

It's been taking so much time though!! Oh-oh, so I'm delivering at least something here.

1. Full color (never mind the colors, they're random, just to pick the shapes from my sketches)

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2. One liners - I've succeeded with objects, but the peeps, hmm.. a whole different story...

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Looking forward to your feedback!!

This has been a great assignment: Usually I have a design in mind, but this time I was working from my keywords and description, only trying to catch the mood.

So it's been pure brainstorming with a pencil and a clean sheet of paper (multiple sheets actually).
It's been SO FUN - these curious and quirky characters started showing up. :-)

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Story:

Even though both my parents worked in high-pressure jobs, they managed to come home for lunch. Every day after lunch my Dad would brew fresh coffee and serve it in the living room just for the two of them.
No matter what was going on in the world, for 20 minutes life would freeze into a frame with my Mom and Dad sitting back in their armchairs and having a leisurely chat.
Ever since then the sound of a coffee grinder and the smell of a fresh brew reminds me of this escape into an oasis of love, connection, and the world of stories.

Inspiration Board: some photos are mine and some are from Death to Stock. I won't be tracing over the latter, they serve only as a glimpse of an idea I'm trying to convey.

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Lexie Bykova
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