Workshop #5 Design your perfect portfolio

Workshop #5 Design your perfect portfolio - student project

I can't believe all the workshops got over so fast. I have some list of companies where I want to send in my work. But before that I would like to hear what you have to say about my portfolio Bonnie and where I could tweak it. I will work a little more on my portfolio and then send it in fall time. I am taking a 2 month vacation and travelling to India. During this time, I am going to miss making patterns but will come back with loads of inspiration. I will take this time to do more research about the companies I want to reach out. Thank you so much Bonnie for showing us a path with your knowledge. I am excited to see how each one of us takes it further. Good luck to all my friends who made such fantastic work here. I have learnt a lot from each one of you! 

I am open to all kinds of industries to showcase my work. I am particularly interested in seeing my work in fabric and stationery industry. My instagram account is @vedamurthy 

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I did not realise I had made the project private. changed the settings now.

Hi Bonnie,

Ok! so finally it worked! I am not sure if its looking better than the other one. But I learnt how to do it !

https://issuu.com/vedamurthyportfolio/docs/vedamurthyfinalportfolio

Thanks so much Bonnie for all your inputs! 

 

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The last workshop seems the most complicated to me. So many ideas but putting in to one final book is taking so much time. Hats off to you Bonnie!!!!

I have this below plan for my portfolio:

Coverpage

Introduction or bio about me

Collection 1: Paradise with logo and story

Sketches

Picture and names of each pattern

1st colorway

2nd colorway

Mockups

Collection 2: Come Alive with logo and story

Watercolor illustrations 

Picture and names of each pattern

1st colorway

2nd colorway

Mockups

Miscellaneous stuff (not sure what I want here:-) but brainstorming somethings)

Contact Page

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I will take more photos in my studio and outdoor. I have exams going on. This is the best I could now. :-)

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I made a few changes regarding the color. Thank you Bonnie for the feedback on colors.

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2nd colorway:

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Bonnie I am not sure if my 2nd colorway, 2nd row 4th pattern is contrasting enough. Please do let me know.

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Hi all,

I did a few changes in my PARADISE COLLECTION. I added to new patterns because the previous patterns did not give me the feeling of the place kashmir. I spoke about lotus fields in my story and wanted to add that in my collection. I guess working on scale and colors is the hardest part although really nicest part of the collection. Also I was not convinced with my previous color story. So went with a bright color scheme. 

Bonnie, I am open to what you think about this collection and where I can improve? Its the best part of learning from an expert!

Paradise collection in 2 different color ways:

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Although I have completed the collection, I will try to work on some corrections and then name each pattern. Below is my short story behind the collection.

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MY 3 FOCAL PRINTS IN 2 DIFFERENT COLOR STORIES: 

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DIFFERENT COLOR STORY:

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I ADDED A FEW MEDIUM AND SIMPLE PRINTS AND MADE A COLLECTION. SHARING THEM IN 2 COLOR STORIES.

PARADISE COLLECTION IN FIRST COLOR STORY:

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PARADISE COLLECTION IN DIFFERENT COLORS:

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FOR THE OTHER 2 MOODBOARDS, I DID NOT HAVE THE TIME. MAY BE I WILL UPDATE IN THE NEXT WORKSHOP.

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For PARADISE COLLECTION, Motifs I drew on paper and some directly in illustrator. I might add a few more simpler ones for the complete collection. Will come back later in the day for the other 2 moodboards.

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Hi All,

I am so excited for this workshop. I have come up with new moodboards for 3 different collection. will upload my designs soon from these.

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Wow finally I am able to upload my inspiration board today.

I want to call this collection Abundance! I live in Michigan. No flowers around at this time of the year yet. So I have to go to fresh market to take pictures of flowers which are my inspiration for this collection. I have 20 words written which I would use in the collection.  I will come back with motifs of these flowers.

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Lots of drawing with the mouse today. I will add a few more with image trace tomorrow.  I just want to have a lot of motifs before I start working on the patterns. I have ended up regretting not having enough when I actually start making patterns. 

My color swatch is from the photo below.

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I went ahead and colored all the illustrations from photos today. I am not sure about the color combination though. But I am liking what I see right now. I will post my watercolors tomorrow.

These are my watercolors. I love painting flowers. I hope i can create something cool with these below.

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FIRST PATTERN FROM ILLUSTRATED MOTIFS:

The first color palette had a lot of different colors so I did not choose it. I went with the below swatch. I went with a little over 20 colors :-) and I realised the tough situation I got myself in to. Nevertheless I thought I might add a few more small patterns to go along with the bigger ones.

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SUNFLOWER PATTERN:

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RESCALED SUNFLOWER

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Recolored sunflower pattern:

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SECOND PATTERN FROM ILLUSTRATED MOTIFS

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SCALED PATTERN

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RECOLORED PATTERN

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WATERCOLOR PATTERN 1

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RECOLORED 

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SCALED WATERCOLOR PATTERN 1

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WATERCOLOR PATTERN 2:

HYDRANGEA: Believe me when I say I painted each petal separately and then layered them.  That was the toughest. 

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SCALED HYDRANGEA:

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This is my coloring page. I drew the middle flower Dahlia using a photograph from my album and all the rest of the drawing using paint brush in Illustrator and played around arranging them. Thank you Bonnie for the lessons!!!! Cant wait to work on my other pattern projects.

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My name is Vedavathi Narasimha Murthy and I am an Artist/Illustrator. I have always wanted to design patterns. Bonnie you have such great teaching skills and I love all your lessons. I am hoping to learn more here.

I stay in wintery Michigan and I wanted to challenge myself with the nature around me. I have compiled all the photos I have taken and selected a few motifs and drew them in pen on paper. When I scanned, I did image trace for few and digitally drew some of the other ones. For my first pattern, I only used a few motifs. I also made a color palette from the same photos. I don’t know if this is the right way. Should we take another photo for color swatches? I have three colors for this project. I will come back with more motifs and more complex work. Bonnie please do leave me your review so that it will help me understand better.

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I just wanted to share the design i created with my coloring book submission. Its not a repeating pattern but I felt like sharing it here. I put the design on products using soceity6. 

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Veda Murthy
Artist, Illustrator
Teacher