The Bootcamp Wrap Up

It's been 6 month of Bootcamping for me with Make Art That Sells by Lilla Rogers. It's been another great journey in art making! Here you can see the progression:

This was the first month and I was pretty happy with my cuckoo clock assignment. I learned a lot about color this month as Lilla pushed us to try new things.

The next assignment was for bolt fabric drawing lots and lots of jello! This was a challenging month! I ended up going with these silly dogs working out to jello props. I did a million versions before this one, like I said it was pretty challenging trying to incorporate jello into a design, so I ended up using the dogs to add a little sense of humor.

The next month was for editorial which was great. I love this market! I've been doing a lot of editorial assignments since taking Lilla's class last year. Hooray and thank you Lilla! This time I wanted to stretch myself and try a few new techniques with mixing textures and vector. I found it really fun drawing faces and that challenged me. I drew many many faces on paper first before trying to draw faces in Illustrator. I would love to do some more pieces about meditation. Since this assignment I have also become a regular at practicing meditation and yoga! Thank you again Lilla!

The next assignment was to draw a ship in a bottle for wall art. I really enjoy wall art as a market, but was challenged by the idea of a ship in a bottle. I decided I wanted to abstract the bottle and use geometrics as a way to reflect the ship's sails but also add texture to it. I have tons of other drawings so I would like to revisit this assignment when I have more time.

The final assignment was my favorite month of all. You were to draw your beverage every day and make a piece of art you would hang on your wall. I really enjoyed the process and felt free to explore non digital designs. This is called the Berry Mojito Sparkler which was a new drink at Starbucks that I tried. I really love the way the colors and textures turned out and I made it entirely with acrylic and oil pastels, on paper! I made a lot of pieces for this month, so I actually submitted a different design, but now of course, I wish I had submitted this one instead. :-) It's all a learning process on what I like and don't like. Something I'll be continuing to learn indefinitely I think. Lilla's class was a great way to push me and try new things. As usual I love taking her classes and always feel like I've learned a lot.

Now that Bootcamp is over I'll be throwing my hat in the ring for Global Talent Search 2014 with Lilla Rogers! I'm just going to be myself and have fun!