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I've been working on the GTS assignment for the past 2 weeks. A range of prep went through. Mood boards, sketches, panic and stress eating all while trying not to compare myself to the wonderful talent out there.
I wanted to do something fun but connected. I've always loved getting a plate large enough for desert and my tea so that's what I leaned into. I created a cup and saucer, a desert plate, fork and napkin.
Below are some of the sketches that went into it. I thought it would be fun to have a theme of plates and cups. A unicorn for magical story, boat for a travel story, a heart for love.
Some plate exploration for added measure.
First draft and exploration of color.
And so it was all done.
This months class was a bit of a challenge. Not because I don't like picture books, in fact I buy them for myself sometimes, not my daughter. My wish list on Amazon is extensive. I had hit a wall. So I started just sketching and being happy with the elements, but time, work and stress were a challenge too.
My goal for this month is too try and draw everyday if not every weekend.
Albeit a creative hermit. This project was part of MATS Bootcamp, run by artist and rep Lilla Rogers. I took the project in a different direction or at least my own interpretation of it.
Show own of hands for creative hermits and introverts.
The initial sketch.
Making the visual as a card and exploring a pattern on the back.
Growing up in a culture of myth and legends such as the Salmon of knowledge and Tir ná nÓg, I've always been fascinated with magical creatures.
I started doodling and decided to play around with color and finish.