Earlier this summer i had the privilege of being a part of the Inaugural run of Lilla Rogers and Margo Tantau's class Creating Collections in Home Decor. Our charge was to create new art and approaches to product mockups for 5 substrates: Metal, Fabric, Glass, Ceramics and Wood. We learned about how to design for each substrate and gain insider insight into industry jargon and pertinent information for each application- finishes, special requirements and things to consider. As a start, we were given 3 different mood boards to build our collection around- i chose one called Field Flowers- i loved the soft bright pastels and i tend to think in those colors- so i went that direction so i could focus my attention and all the new info we'd be learning :) The first week we explored Metal- with Field flowers as our broad subject - we had a mini to draw birds
then i explored objects made in Metal with birds as a theme
then i started to build pieces to use in my illustration from stamps i made and drawings.
so here is my 1st group, my Metal collection :)