Nov 092013
 

Gypsy Rooster

This week in Make Art That Sells, Lilla’s assignment for us is to design party paper, specifically a paper plate and napkin, using Ukrainian and Bavarian folk art as inspiration. I had so much fun doing the research for this! (You can take a look at some of things I found on my Pinterest board.)

As always, we start off with minis:

© Joanne Hus

© Joanne Hus

I liked the feeling I was getting, especially with the bird. Then I remembered some roosters I had drawn a long time ago and had an idea: what if I were to redraw one of them with this folk art in mind? Here’s the result of that experiment:

© Joanne Hus

© Joanne Hus

I really liked the feeling of this. Then I remembered some floral borders I had doodled in a notebook. (I keep this notebook in my bag all the time, along with some pens. It gives me something constructive to do when I have any downtime, like when I’m standing in line, riding the train, or waiting for a friend to show up.)

© Joanne Hus

© Joanne Hus

I did a sketch in black and white, and seriously considered using a simple black and white palette for my final:

© Joanne Hus

© Joanne Hus

When I went back to my inspiration board, I had to use the folk colors. So rich!

And here’s the final:

Gypsy Rooster

© Joanne Hus

 

Isn’t he a handsome fellow? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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