Make Art That Sells, Part 3. Editorial. I was kind of scared of this one!
We had to create maps of either where we live, or have lived or visited. They could be done in any way. Some of my friends designed maps of the fabulous restaurants they’ve visited in a particular city. Some were simple, some were intricate, but I thought they were all beautiful. It was fun to see how everyone approached the project.
Providence, Rhode Island, USA. That’s where I live. And that’s what I chose for my subject.
First I played around with the city name. I love drawing fonts and words!
Next, I took a screen shot from Google maps of the area that I wanted to focus on.
The Foundry (that’s where I live!)
Federal Hill (Italian section)
The Jewelry District (had to honor that!)
Here are the icons that I drew…
I sketched these out first, then scanned them into my computer and rendered them digitally in Corel Painter using gouache brushes. I’ve never worked this way before. It was so much fun to try something new.
Can I tell you how much I love this little lion? I’ll be doing more in this direction I think. He was a huge hit with my friends.
This week I’m working on paper products, plates, napkins cups. With flowers. YAY! Folky style, of course 😉
thanks so much for stopping by 🙂