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.
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!
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!
4 thoughts on “Inspiration Wednesday: From My Sketchbook”
Ooh I like these!
Thanks MaryKay! They were fun to draw.
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.