Objective: Create a set/collection of watercolor shapes or backgrounds! These
could include different geometric shapes, brush strokes, splatters, colors, etc.
Suggested Size: Any size or proportion will work
(large scale is better so these can be used in a variety of print sizes later.=)
Suggested Program: Photoshop, Procreate, Affinity Designer or Illustrator.
Goal Date: July 31st
PD Notes & Suggestions: We encourage you as always to start on paper and have fun creating shapes and textures using real watercolor paint. Then you can scan in your watercolor explorations and refine your shapes/backgrounds on the computer from there. In order to keep the authentic watercolor feeling, we suggest saving these out as high-res png or tiff files. You can also vectorize and save them out as an eps or svg. If you don’t feel like starting on paper maybe try using an app like the Procreate App or Adobe Fresco and play around with the digital watercolor brushes on there. Try out different color palettes with your set and maybe export multiple sets with different color themes. When your set is complete export using the libraries panel inside of Illustrator. If you’re not sure how to do this here is a short video that shows you how.
Design these with an imaginary or existing brand in mind. If you need more help getting your design started, check out our client type database!
Remember to play and have fun while creating these!!!! Our hope is that you will develop new skills and passions while working on these prompts.
We encourage you to post your work-in-progress as well as your final pieces to get helpful feedback from the PD community (#PDcrit). Also, be sure to tag us @prompteddesign and use #Prompt007 to give you a chance to be featured on our page.