Workshop #4 The Art of Designing in Collections

Workshop #4 The Art of Designing in Collections

Updated Apr, 26th 2017

Workshop #4 The Art of Designing in Collections

I am so excited to finally be pulling collections together and fine tuning them. Here is the collection that I will be working on:

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Workshop #3 Designing Focal Point Prints

This has been a difficult workshop for me! Working on 1 print for 3 different collections has been quite challenging for me. I'm learning a lot about my workflow and how I prefer to really dive deep into one collection instead of juggling between several :)  I did finally create my three patterns.

The first is for my "Indulgence" collection:

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The second is from my Christmas Collection "Whimsical Wonderland":

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And the third is from my "English Garden" collection:

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Mood Boards: I have two new mood boards that I will be designing from and for my third collection I will be expanding on my English Garden Theme from an earlier class. Here are my two new mood boards :)

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Workshop #2 Illustrate from Photos and Paintings

Through taking this class I have discovered that I absolutely LOVE designing patterns from my paintings! It is my favorite way to design. I had so much fun that I ended up designing quite a few patterns.

Final Patterns in 2 color ways:

Youthful....

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Sophisticated...

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Here are a few close ups:

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Motifs from water colors:

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Water Color Sketches:

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Motifs from photos:

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In my attempt to create the perfect floral, I will be illustrating many many flowers :)

Here are my initial photos:

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Workshop #1 

Final patterns for my English Garden collection. I included 4 different patterns in two colorways:

Pink and Blue:

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Purple and Navy:

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Motifs for English Garden:

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Digital Sketches for English Garden:

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Pencil Sketches for English Garden:

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My theme for this fabric collection is "English Garden". We lived in England for a few years and my mother in law is serving a mission in England now! England is a place that is close to our hearts.

Theme: English Garden

10 Words: Flora, Classic, feminine, simple, enchanted, alive, quaint, tradition, pink, garden

Mood Board:

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Calendar Challenge:

Thank you for this calendar challenge Bonnie! It was a blast designing this. Every day I fall more and more in love with Adobe Illustrator and surface pattern design :)

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Just wanted to update my project with another pattern I created for my "Cora" collection. I couldn't decide on a color way so I included all 4 :)

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Hi! I'm Tessie. I am a stay at home mom with 4 kids living in Minneapolis. I love sewing, painting, interior design and all things creative and crafty :) Now that my kids are getting older, I am dreaming of starting my own business as a fabric designer. I am brand new to Adobe Illustrator but I felt like this class will really help me jump in and get going! Summer time is a little crazy with all the kids home from school but I have been waking up at 5:00 each morning and designing before the kids arise. I feel giddy learning this new skill and I am having a blast!

Cora (My oldest daughter named after her great Grandmother Cora)

Cora is a collection inspired by 3 generations of women. It is an opportunity to honor the women who have come before us. It is sweet and simple and reminds us to slow down and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. Cora reminds us to pull out the fancy dishes and enjoy the little things as we fill our homes with laughter and love. It is remembering the delicate wildflowers embroidered with love by Grandma’s tender hands and creating heirlooms that can be passed down through generations.

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Paint Palette

Paint Palette is an exploration of my love for water colors. It is all about fun, exploration and creativity. Paint Palette is filled with vivid colors and organic expressions of a paintbrush. All of the images were hand painted by me. 

*I still need to figure out how to remove the paper background and turn the shapes into vector :)

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Feminine Glamour

Feminine Glamour was inspired by my recently decorated bedroom. It is the perfect combination of indulgence, comfort and style. Feminine Glamour is about splurging on the little things and celebrating the little joys of life. It is about digging out that fancy jewelry and going for a night on the town.

*Sketches still to come :)

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