Here's my presentation of a cell phone cover for the gift market with a design based on my cuckoo clock sketches. I've drawn the iPhone 5s model for the mockup with vectors. The prototype includes a coordinating mobile phone wallpaper, my colour palette and my name.
Here are my final illustrations for my cuckoo clock project. I named the illustrations Schwarzwald, because my first sketch was inspired by the original clocks that were made in that part of Germany.
I had tremendous problems choosing which of my sketches I would take to the next stage, and ended up selecting the one that's most true to the traditional clocks, leaving my other variations as possible candidates for further explorations.
My sketches had a whimsical, imaginative, and folksy feeling to them, and I wanted to create a bit of an edge by setting that mood off a little with the style I created for them. What I came up with is this style that gives you the feeling of a slightly offset print. I've used pastels to create the grainy colour strokes and for the background I made a hand painted texture to bring more life into the artwork.
This spring I'd like to take some time to develop my style, adding fresh signature pieces to my portfolio. Explore trends, palettes and create a strong body of work that's ready to sell in multiple markets. When my fiend Wini suggested that we join the Assignment Bootcamp from art agent Lilla Rogers, it sounded like a perfect way to stay on track and inspired with this project. And an extra bonus to be working side by side with my friend!
As you probably suspect by now, the first assignment of the bootcamp is based around cuckoo clocks. The first conceptualising phase has been wonderfully playful. When I was sketching my cuckoo clocks, I realised that they are little worlds, inhabited environments, and it lead me from bird houses and nests, to a 50s ski lodge and then to these cuckoo clocks with a twist, the weather clock and the tropical clock. Lots of fun!