I’m taking the second Explore Florals by Victoria Johnson and loving it as much as the first class. I This week’s inspiration was folk-art. I explored the theme with gouache, collage, vector and ink floral patterns.
I’ve been playing around with gouache, trying to make it work for me. I think the key is to decide on your colors and pre-mix them. The colors straight from the tube were not working for me. They were too bright didn’t scan very well. Today I mixed my own colors and am happy with the result!
I’ve been playing around with different color palettes after watching Bonnie Christine’s Master Color with the Recolor Artwork Tool in Adobe Illustrator. I’ll need some more practice but I’m pretty happy with the variations on this one. Now I have to decide which version to turn into a pattern - probably the top one.