Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Make Art that Sells- Part B

Five weeks came and went! Where did they go? I was having too much fun to notice! I didn't notice the heat rising, the power outages, the late nights... I didn't notice that I was going through a growth spurt while I worked. I didn't notice that I was forging a bond with my class mates and developing an eternal love for my teacher Lilla Rogers! I didn't notice that I was perhaps standing at the precipice of a new and wonderful beginning as a designer, illustrator, artist.

My work during the weeks as follows:


The assignment was to design greeting cards with gingerbread houses as inspiration! I went with my gut and sketched. I couldn't get the two girls hugging picture out of my mind so I brought them out of my head...


Baby apparel! Yay!! I love designing clothes for my girls and I loved this assignment. The theme was to be pirates! I did some pirate portraits and then a radical groovy pirate girl :D


Scrap-booking! This week I discovered textures... and loved it. The assignment was to use vintage ink bottles as inspiration for scrabooking material...


Rediscovery! This week was one of my favorite as it was very personal. We were asked to design a map of our city. No one (in my knowledge) had done a fun map of Karachi ever! And while thinking of how to do this one, I discovered so many things about my city and my latent love for it. My city is crazy, wild, dangerous, multicolored, multicultural, and beautiful and welcoming! Its a city that doesn't sleep (much!). In the little time we had to finish this, I only managed this... but I plan to revisit this and do much more!

Coming full circle! This week I ran on all cylinders! I poured it out and had the most fun ever! I loved what I created and I was satisfied with it. I really was. The assignment was a delight to study (Ukrainian/ Bavarian Folk Art) and the market is something I think I am going to delve more deeply into - party paper!


So that wraps up my MATS experience! And boy I know its going to be a life altering one! I have made a vow to my teacher to keep creating art and have fun with it. I hope you will join me in my journey of self discovery!

Ciao for now!

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