It´s July – that means summer, holidays, free time, sitting outside, having fun with friends, etc. But July is almost over and there is only one week of holidays left before it will be back to school or work for us here in Lower Saxony, Germany. So you already know all about my trips to England and Fulda but what else did I do during this precious time?
Well, I painted, sketched, illustrated, created, etc., you name it.
For the past four months I took part in the MATS (Make art that sells) Bootcamp 2016 where you get an assignment every month and you can create a piece which fits the theme in your own style. There were more than 500 participants and my Facebook feed contained a lot of eye-candy from all these talented designers who were part of the group. The trendy themes of the assignments were: colouring book, ornaments, tarot cards, children´s books, and a journal cover. It was fun to work on all of these very different topics.
Find all MATS courses here
Another thing which is still going on for me is the #100dayproject on Instagram.
I chose to do 100 Food Illustrations in order to improve my skills in that area and I think it has helped me a lot. You can find all my sketches on IG with #susisveganfoodillustrations
Then there have been two courses which started on 1 July:
The 30 days portfolio challenge by the German Illustrator Johanna Fritz is a great opportunity to create more illustrations for your portfolio. Johanna #byjohannafritz #erfolgreichillustrator is a great teacher and she gave us four weekly assignments, including a greeting card, an editorial, a pattern, and a fairytale book cover. It was a nice challenge and again I learned a lot (although there is still so much more to learn).
The other course I am attending at the moment is “Ever after” by Willowing
Ever After 2016
The mixed media course runs over a period of four months and involves twelve fairy tale lessons by different teachers. In July we learned about Snow-white, The little Mermaid, and Beauty & the Beast. I am very much looking forward to the next three lessons in August.
Then there was the Global HeART swap organised by Louise Gale.
Global Art Swap
You get three addresses, create an artwork on a postcard-sized paper or cardboard for each recipient and send them off. In return you will get three beautiful postcards from strangers from all over the world who are sending you their art accompanied by positive wishes. I took part for the second time and this time the theme was:
Love & Light
I guess that is about it. In August it will continue with the Global Talent Search and the Make it in Design Summer School.
I hope you enjoyed hearing about my creative ventures, next time more Vegan Travelling!