Global Talent Search 2015

it's Global Talent Search time- Lilla Rogers' Annual search for "the freshest talent in the art industry" !(check it out here) For Assignment #1 our challenge was to take a fictitious character and design a pair of sneakers for her. We had a series of Minis to prepare for this assignment :

Play with mixing blues and Naples yellow to explore subtle, sophisticated palettes, look at patterns on socks, look for the word "the", arranging found objects in an interesting composition and finally write out our own demographic.

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After this we were ready to take on the big assignment- i wanted this piece to incorporate everything i have learned from all 3 Mats classes +Bootcamps i have taken - composition, pattern, sophisticated color, drawing, lettering, icons and use all of that to tell my story. Here are some initial sketches of my idea for our character Antoinette and her new Sneaks:

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Here are some some details from my piece:

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and here's the final -its going to be an exciting week, nervous waiting for the top 50 Short list on Friday- fingers crossed, prayers said- hope i make it in! :) #GTS2015 #makeartthatsellsLYNN_GAINES_GTS151_GARDEN