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I said I’d be back ๐Ÿ™‚

These are some of the wooden items that are making it onto my “wood board” โ€“ for the particular Lilla Rogers Make Art That Sells course that I’m doing, which has five substrates to do things for. First up, a wooden mask clock. I invented it in Procreate on the iPad with an Apple Pencil and transferred it to Photoshop.

mask for blog

The craft of mask making in Africa is apparently dying out.

The next one, and possibly my favourite, is a box. I think the box would have to be painted and textured and/or distressed (this is only a mock-up) and then the art is applied in decals. It could be hand painted but that would make it more expensive. I used a Rotring Artpen to draw the outlines of the flowers and rendered them in Photoshop with a Grut brush called (oddly!) Ol Butter Bits.

wooden box flowers

The colour palette is similar across all five substrates in the course.

And finally for now, this is a tray with a rectangular applied piece of artwork. The vague pattern was done originally in watercolour scribble (if you can scribble with a size 8 brush!) with an added digital “running stitch” from a brush I made. The flowers were done in pastels. I like reusing artwork!

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Only a rough screenshot โ€“ needs tidying up considerably.

This is the palette, by the way.

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The 2nd and 5th from the left are to be used “sparingly”! Plus black is OK.

I hope you liked seeing these. Have a good week!

 

OMG I am so totally failing, all round. The experts talk about addiction to the internet or social media all the time at the moment โ€“ it’s even been defined as a mental illness. But mine is not reallyย internet addiction. It’s design addiction! And I do it from the interent and assemble in Photoshop.

You see, I’ve been doing the Lilla Rogers Home dรฉcor course because I want to expand out from Redbubble. This is partly because they have a limited range of goods to put your art on. But also because it’s much better โ€“ if you can make the grade โ€“ to have a company buy your design and them use their own outlets to sell it! I don’t really have the outreach capacity via my Facebook page to reach enough people who’d want one of my Redbubble designs. It’s nice to have regular but spasmodic sales. But it would be even better to up my skills and find an art director who’d love my work!

Well, therein lies the time crunch. You can either write or you can draw/design โ€“ especially if you still work to earn. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Since I use words all the time in my work, I really feel okay now about designing stuff in my spare time. Plus the issue of our ruined spring water supply is solved and we have a shiny new borehole ๐Ÿ™‚

This means we now have plumbers, builders and renderers in (thank goodness for this sunny weather), as well as fencers and painters and decorators. It’s like Piccadilly Circus here some days. I’ve snatched a moment to show you one of my sheets for the course. I’d love to know what you think, but have a fab weekend anyway, doing your own thing.

This is the sheet for my composited ceramic designs.

FINAL ceramic layout

The colour palette for all 5 substrates is at the top and this belongs to Lilla’s Farm Fresh trend board. You’re allowed the odd deviation (some different blues here) โ€“ but the idea is that the five boards look like they belong together.

The art work is, of course, all my own. I’ll show you some other substrates soon. Honest! I’ll definitely be back before another 10 weeks pass.