Our class assignment this week for class was to create a plate design for a client in mind like Crate & Barrel, West Elm & Anthropologie. I love these stores and would love to freelance for them someday! I use to work for Crate & Barrel when I was in college yeeeeears ago I was a Sales Associate there for about year and half.
The theme of the class assignment was pods and succulent. I never thought about drawing this form of plant before it was fun researching it and finding inspiration. At the beginning of the week I pulled out my watercolor, gouache, colored pencils and pens because looking around on Athropologie website at their plate designs inspired me to start creating some traditional pieces. I sketched and practiced for a little bit. I scanned it in and colored it in Illustrator. One of my goals for the future is to sketch and color everything by hand. When doing everything by hand you make a mistake you have start all over again. I know in time I will get better with practice.