Inspiration Wednesday: From My Sketchbook

This week’s topic for my Make Art That Sells course with Lilla Rogers is home decor, so our first exercise is to draw suzani-inspired motifs, which are embroidered and decorative textiles.

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I’ve been having fun drawing a variety of center floral shapes and medallions with decorative corner motifs in my sketchbook. I do love to draw swirls and flourishes!

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I’m not sure which design is my favorite so it’s nice to have a variety to work with. The next step is to scan these pages and play with them in Illustrator. Then I’m going to turn them into a collection of ceramic plates for this week’s challenge!

Hope you’re on the look-out for things that inspire you and challenge you!

Terri

4 comments

  • Ooh I like these!

  • Terri, are you still enjoying your course? I went back and looked through your previous posts regarding the Make Art That Sells course. It’s fascinating to me that you can take a weekly topic and run with it. I love seeing the process and admire your creativity. I appreciate you sharing your assignments with us.

    • Thanks Rene’. We are entering our third week in this five-week course, and I’m loving it so far. It’s introducing me to so many new markets for licensing art, which I really want to do more of. I love having the briefs and assignments for direction on how to present an illustrated piece. It will be great to have new work in my portfolio to show licensing companies. I will share my final projects very soon.

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