Make Art That Sells A

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Here is another special assignment with Uppercase magazine for my MATS A self-paced class. This was done for the editorial market. We were supposed to illustrate our ideal wardrobe. Mine is definitely a comfy sweatshirt but also a DESIGNER sweatshirt (ha! – it’s Victoria by Victoria Beckham). It was so great to see everyone’s interpretation of the assignment.

Drawing Coco Rocha

#ipadpro illustrators sketching @COandCO

A video posted by Coco Rocha (@cocorocha) on

I had the amazing opportunity to meet and sketch Coco Rocha when she came to Toronto to launch her FW 2017 collection of CO+CO.

(!!!!! O.M.G. !!!!!)

We illustrated Coco and another model wearing her Spring collection which is available now. The pieces are ‘sporty chic’ comfortable, everyday wear. Coco and her husband James Conran designed the collection together and James even designed the surface prints. Such a talented duo!

It was also my first opportunity to sketch on an iPad pro with the Apple Pencil using Procreate. Amazing, amazing products event and all I can say is Wow! did that really happen?!

 

 

Make Art That Sells B

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Here’s some recent artwork from my MATS B classes that I’ve been taking over the last couple of month. I still have a few more assignments to go but that will be another blog post. The image above is from a special assignment for Uppercase magazine. How amazing is that?! Some lucky students will get to be in the magazine with their work featured.

 

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A card I designed for the paper market

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Graphics and patterns for the Baby Apparel market. I uploaded some of the patterns to Spoonflower here.

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Some icons and borders for the Scrapbooking market

 

MATS Bootcamp

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Here’s my first assignment from Bootcamp. What a fun project to work on! Colouring books are all the rage these days and I think the 1920s style takes it to a whole other level.

You can check out the gallery here to see the amazing artwork that my classmates have produced for this assignment.

Also, you can download my cover art here to colour in yourself.

Make Art That Sells – Home Décor

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Week 5 was all about wood/MDF. This week my board did not come together as planned. It was a really busy week and I got a massive cold and had to work on Saturday and Sunday so this is what I ended up with. I like my elements separately but they don’t go together. Ah well… it was an intense 5 weeks and I’m just proud of myself for submitting a board with more than one product each week.