I looked on Pinterest for ideas and reference material to help me with an illustration for:
Making a cup of tea:
Getting to my house:
After looking at all the reference material, I decided to focus on:
‘Making a cup of tea’
I decided to make a moodboard as inspiration for my illustration:
I then did some mark-making using blue acrylic paint in order to create some patterns which I could use to add colour to the cups digitally using Procreate.
I then decided on creating an image using 6 steps, which moves from one to another, clockwise in a circle. I liked the idea of the stacked teacups on the one side and thought the birdie – added collage would be a magical touch to it. I decided to illustrate my 6 steps using 6 circles, but wasn’t sure whether to add colour to the circles or the background, so experimented with different combinations and colours. I wanted the colour added to create a similar affect or texture to tea stains on paper. But after experimenting with the different shades and colours, I preferred the effect of the yellow, than the brown.
I then added the different steps and all the different items. I added the coloured patterns to my teacups using the mark-making sheets. I also added some items using collage. I then experimented with different fonts for the phrase: ‘how to make tea’
I thought it would be fun creating a simple animation to demonstrate the different steps on hoe to make tea:
I decided to add some sound to it 🙂
I love how the final image turned out. I think although it’s simple, it’s effective. I showed both the image and the simple animation to others, and they thought it was pretty sweet, especially with the added sound to the animation. Although they all already know how to make tea, they thought the illustration demonstrated the different stamps effectively.