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Week 2 of Make Art That Sells was all about baby apparel and the theme of our assignment was camping. We had to make a pattern and if you wanted, some mock up baby apparel items. I make patterns almost every day as part of my day-job as a children's accessory designer, but I do not usually use my personal style in them because I work primarily with licensed characters. It was really fun to try one in my own technique. I spent a lot of time on the individual icons. A loooottttt of time. That was my biggest take-away from part A of the class, that the more effort and detail I put into those during the mini assignments, the better my finish would come together and flow.
Due to my schedule this week, I had to finish my project by Friday in order to guarantee I would be able to make the deadline. I'm very happy this is the only week that timing will be tight for me, because cutting 2 days off was HARD! But, that being said, I had a really great time with it and made a narrative in my head that allowed the individual icons to unite. My sister and brother-in-law recently welcomed a baby boy and while making the mock ups I had him in mind! I would love to see him wearing any of these.
Here's a little video of my process from sketch to finish:
And now onto week 3!