Well the flurry that was Make Art That Sells
finished a few weeks ago, and here finally is my wrap-up post.
Overall it was a fantastic experience and just looking from the first assignment I submitted in MATS-partA to the last in Part-B I can see how much I have developed, grown and how my eye has improved, especially for things such as patterns which I had never done before.
|First assignment - Fabric market (eek!)|
One of the areas I feel I grew the most in is the use of colour, especially neutrals, which was stressed a lot in the courses. I think coming from a children's book background I tend to think 'Everything Must Be Bright'! but of course that is not true. In fact having a few neutral colours and just one or two colours that pop give pieces a certain sophistication which I really like.
|Ohn's beautiful work and delicate palette|
I feel like I put out much better work in MATS-PartB and once I finally get some time, am ready to dive into trying to get more into licensing! I would love to dive into the Paper market most I think - greeting cards, journal covers, stationery, that sort of thing.
Here are the pieces I put forward:
|Week 1 - Paper (greeting cards)|
|Week 2 - Babyware|
|Week 3 - Scrapbooking|
|Week 4 - Editorial|
|Last assignment - Partyware|
And 'Bootcamp' continues, which is MATS relaxed - a monthly schedule instead of weekly. I hope I can keep up with it while working on a new book. We will see... Thanks for following along!