Floral-speak- week 2 MATS A

For week 2 we got the category of Home Decor, specially, design a set of 2- 4 plates- our mini assignment was to look at the world of Staffordshire pottery for inspiration - here are some of my sketches- i was immediately intrigued by the animals and stylized florals i was seeing.... Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 12.47.59 PM Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 12.47.50 PM

I have always LOVED what Anthropologie does with plates and using their style as my inspiration, i went with a woodland, floral, fantasy inspired piece with animals and flowers as subject matter. Some of my early process looks like this:

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i started off by establishing my color palette and also i painted some hand done elements to incorporate into my art ( i love to mix digital and hand-painted and drawn art!)

i chose a fox and rabbit because those are some of my favorite animals to draw and they are a lot of fun to stylize. Here's more progress- i wanted to make sure they were both unique to themselves, but in the same family style-wise.....

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...and here's the final piece- i will be doing more animals for this series- i love doing their speech bubbles with flowers, because i imagine that's how they would communicate :)

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next week: Children's Book Art :)