MATS Week 2 Homework

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Phew this week was a challenge for me. The subject matter was Bromeliads, a plant I've never heard of. We spent the first 2 days researching and drawing these lovely plants and then transformed them into a dining plate line. The subject of the week being Home Decor. I think I LOVE this market! Funny how you never think of something and then poof it is thrown upon you and you think you may have missed your calling in life.

A Glimpse Into the Design Work

Here is one of the sketches, inked and details added on a sheet of tracing paper. I had a hard time choosing my final images but this flower was one of my favorites and ended up being the centerpiece of the majority of the plates.

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Making it Beautiful

After scanning the sketches I bring all of my them into Illustrator and get to work editing, coloring, and finalizing each piece. After numerous hours of work, fighting with myself over color and elements I ended up with these two completed color ways. Do you have a favorite? I really like the blue but decided to submit the coral for my weekly homework.

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