Before I began the MATS course I was fooling around with a wet, watercolor line infused with other colors from a loaded brush. I love this fish but have never tried a whole composition this way.
The white space is the appeal.
You can see how I used this line in these little houses…
And this butterfly and rabbit
So, when the assignment was to design a plate, I went for a folk art look, with a chocolate colored ground to make it seem appetizing! The design is old fashioned, though it involved a great deal of newly learned Photoshop coloring and layering!
I continued to try and improve how I presented the whole package. Here is my final design.