I’m taking an online course to build up my design portfolio of licensed art. Our first project for January was to draw Edwardian brooches and design a journal cover with that theme in mind. Besides the brooches, I was also inspired by cameos, lace, lace doilies and Coco Chanel, all from the Edwardian era!
I thought it would be fun to share my process with you today:
I considered doing jeweled brooches so I drew some examples in my sketchbook.
Then I remembered how much I love cameos so I started drawing fancy frames and cameo women.
After a little more research on cameos and Edwardian women, I came across a cool photo of Coco Chanel from the early 1900s along with lots of great quotes from her. And then my concept came together! I knew the exact color palette I wanted to work with – a velvety plum with tints and shades for contrast.
I couldn’t resist designing a couple more mock-ups for a cell phone case and a zipper pouch.