Hello! There has been too much going on lately in my studio, exciting projects, new customers and the great news: I have the honor to be part of the Amsterdam fashion Academy as a lecturer of the Fashion Business (BA) and Fashion foundation program, of course later on I will share more about this magnificent adventure I am about to start.
But before I wanted to share some visuals of my entry for the second round of the Global Talent search contest organized by Lilla's Roger studio.
This piece is a design for a Farmer's market tote bag with Autumn as a Theme.
As soon as I read the brief I immediately though in the days I lived in Portland,Or in the U.S. I actually arrived there in a September, so autumn was in the full splendor; and quite different of my autumns in Mexico City that had a total different charm.
Lavender, orange red and gold leaves, pumpkins were my main focus. A Farmers market in the U.S. is quite different form the markets in Mexico,which are quite typical of my home country.Imagine this: all the fabric roofs from the booths are bright pink, so is already a color fest a mix of bright and fresh fruit, vegetables & flowers.
I grew up attending on Sundays with my parents to the market, you can find everything you want from a carrot to a cactus, herbs ,spices, all kind of chili and every now and then even the local "witch" selling candles and spells... Next to the quesadillas booth and with salsa music on the background! It was definitely a magic time! And this "fusion" is reflected in my piece.
I hand painted this piece with gouache, ink and colored pencils. Although my original base was a piece of a craft paper, I made some trials and decided to go for cotton paper in the color of craft paper since I wanted to play with textures to imitate hemp fabric, quite in sync with the natural focus of a farmers market.
|Initial sketches, layout and color palette in progress ©Believe Creative Studio|
|Different surfaces tryouts: Craft Paper, Actual whicker, Cotton paper, Recycled craft ©Believe Creative Studio|
|Final Layout ©Believe Creative Studio All rights reserved.|
|Adding color and putting life ©Believe Creative Studio|
|Let's play with contrasting blue and purple! ©Believe Creative Studio|
|Here you can see the real scale of the elements in the piece : TINY! ©Believe Creative Studio|
In the second part I will be sharing the final piece, coordinate and the cute 3D mini mock up I created with real mini nature, which by the way got lots of compliments!