…it has been and still is an “interesting” one… my heart is talking…
I have been always a huge fan of Flora Waycotts‘ Art. Her designs are absolutely adorable and I admire her style. It was while scrolling through her posts that I became aware in 2014 that Flora took part in a very interesting contest orgainzed by a lady that also wasn’t unkown to me – Lilla Rogers, an art agent with a very quirky (I love that!) personality representing artists and designers internationally. Today, Flora and Lilla are working together and I am sure are a fantastic fit.
So when the contest came around again this year I felt completely torn wanting to be part of it, not being sure if I was ready just yet and the main factor… time wasn’t really on my side either.
In the end, I followed my heart and Rumi’s words… “Respond to every call that excites your spirit!” And this excitement never stopped ever since I started this adventure. The butterflies in my stomach are constantly there, truely enjoying every moment I spent on the first assignment.
We were asked to create sneakers for Antoinette, a young vintage shop owner living in Brooklyn, New York. She needed some that fit her style and love for cycling, too.
The Finished Piece FIRST
So here you go! Hours and hours of fun, hard work, midnight fuel and in the end pure happiness with the outcome!
No matter what will happen, if I can go on in the contest, if Lilla and her team like my work or not (OF COURSE I hope they do! 😉 ) this has been a great experience. I have learned a lot. The process of creating this piece has been a journey full of butterflies, lightbulb moments and green tea.
I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do…
Antoinette will be proudly taking her neighbourhoood with her whereever she goes or cycles.
And look…I turned the whole concept into a REAL Pop Up Card! I absolutely love this one!
One gets a feel for the neighbourhood Antoinette lives in but at the same time one can see the Brooklyn Bridge and the famous skyline.
How about this as 3D Adult Coloring Art?
And if you like to see how I went from a white piece of paper to the final artwork then please do read on. Everybodyelse, thank you so very much for having visited and hope to see you again here on Hattifant’s website!!!
Stage I – Brainstorming & Sketching
I am not going to show you my very first sketches… lol. I think only I would be able to interprete them but it helps…
The idea with Antoinette cycling and all this being part of Brooklyn came straight away…
While working on another project it “hit” me that I somehow had to do something that could represent my love for paper constructions, popup cards & toys. The idea for a tunnel card version was born… (here are the sketches for the backdrops of the card)
Stage II – Coloring
From the brief I had loads of colors to choose from…
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