Make Art That Sells (A): Bolt Fabric

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Lately I am taking some time to revamp my horrible art and illustration portfolio, and I have enrolled into two classes taught by the amazing Lilla Rogers, one of the top art agents in the world. “Make Art That Sells (A)” is a 5-week class with one topic per week: Bolt Fabric, Home Decor, Children’s Picture Books, Wall Art, and Gift. After beating up myself internally for weeks, I have paid and signed up for the ride. The first week is over before you know it.

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My Favorites from MATS Bootcamp, March Gallery

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The Lilla Rogers “Make Art That Sells” Bootcamp March Gallery is released. This is the second month of our class, and our second project. The project’s theme is jello, and the medium is bolt fabric pattern design.

The quality of work is so professional and, so yummy this time around. Like last time, it is my selfish desire to pick out and bookmark a handful that I like the most, and write a post about it. I must gloat that I picked so well last time, that one of my favorites, the cuckoo clock by Linda Tordoff (paintlovestudio), was picked up by Paper and Cloth Design Studio. She is now officially represented by this agent. Congrats to her! Let’s see what happens this time.

I picked 28 this time (so it fits nicely into 7 rows, haha). It is always so hard to pick out only a limited number of my favorites – at one point I had 80 browser tabs open, and I almost want to give up. Again, this is purely my personal favorites. The order is random. Below are the links to individual pieces within the gallery (which links to the artists’ respective portfolios), and reasons to why I like them:

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“Make Art That Sells” Bootcamp: March Assignment

Jellosaurus Rex: Jello Party Crash

As I have mentioned in an earlier post, I have joined Lilla Rogers’ Make Art That Sells Bootcamp, where we are given one assignment each month to complete. This has been what I’ve been living and breathing these days!

March is over before you know it. This is one of the most overworked assignments I have done, and I am still not happy with it… partly because no matter how hard you tried and were satisfied with what you did, you look at what your classmates are doing, and they just blew your mind. Sometimes it made me want to dig a hole, hide and cry, and just forget about drawing and go flip burgers in McDonalds.

Regardless, here is the round up.

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