So a while back I found a great class online called Make Art That Sells. They teach a two-part course for some really great markets out there available to illustrators/designers, such as giftware, home decor, children's books, surface design, etc. I found out about their Assignment Bootcamp, which runs for 6 months, from February-July. We get an assignment every month, starting with a mini warm-up assignment the first week. For February, our mini warm-up is cuckoo clocks!
So...I did a clock design once for a client and it came out pretty disastrous...at first I was hesitant about doing a clock design/illustration. I wasn't sure where to go with this design but I thought it would be a good idea to break down the clock into parts (clock face, minute/hour hand, etc...)
Yesterday I put together a really great drawing (bottom) that I feel has somewhat of a Native American feel to it. I was actually inspired by some really awesome reference/still shots I had of a Mickey Mouse cartoon called "Yodelberg."
Tomorrow the main assignment for February is released and I can't wait to see how it relates to cuckoo clocks! I would love to take this clock to final--I think it could have some really great earth tone colors. :-)
I'm looking forward to future minis/assignments from this class! I'm hoping that with each month I can build on more and more drawing at the beginning stages. :-)