Build a cohesive collection of motifs using colour, composition, and rhythm.
Learn how to create stronger art as we apply practical tips to create balance, rhythm and interest in our designs.
So, let's get inspired by our favourite holiday memories or daydream about our next adventure!
Where do you dream of going now that borders are opening and we are safe and free to travel again? What will you bring? Surfing in Morocco... Art retreat in Tuscany... Food and cooking tour of Vietnam... Photography expedition through India... Hiking in Yosemite National Park... we are going to let our art take us there!
Illustrating a range of related icons is a great addition to your illustration or surface pattern portfolio and flatlays are a great exercise in composition and balance.
During this class we will cover:
I use a combination of tube, pan, and liquid watercolours, canson watercolour paper, round brushes; size 0, 1 & 6.
Illustrate your own flatlay inspired by your perfect adventure. You can use this project to commemorate a memorable holiday, or to daydream about the one you'll take once borders reopen and we are safe and free to travel the world again.
Use one of the colour tools covered in class to develop your colour scheme.
Is your adventure a summery one, or a fall one? Consider a colour story that supports the vibe of your illustration.
Some ideas to get you started:
You can download my Pantone watercolour key from the Resources section on the right, to assist with mixing these colours, if you wish.
Upload your project using the green create project button to share it with the class.