Lilla Roger's Class Week 1

I mentioned a few months ago that I signed up for Lilla Roger's Make Art That Sells Class and it started last week! I'm really trying to use the class to get out of my comfort zone and explore other mediums that I don't really get to play with on a regular basis anymore. That said, I feel pretty out of practice, so I decided to use each week's Monday exercise to experiment and then I'll do the final exercise (the one we submit) however I see fit. Seems like a good balance so far. Last Monday I played with pen and ink, water colors, collage, pencil drawing, and water-soluble color crayons. (Turns out, if you want to watercolor you should make sure you're brushes are in good shape. Mine stink. Forehead slap.)

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I think I ended up liking the collage the best.

On to the main assignment. Here's the progression of my final piece. From pencil sketches, to inking, to coloring in Illustrator. (--Which I'm really trying to master. Photoshop is my comfort zone these days, but I'm working on creating pieces in Illustrator that actually have some texture and aren't too over the top vector-y. Still needs some work!)



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Some coordinates to go with it.

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And here's the final piece that I submitted:


Phew! Week 2 is already underway...