I reached out to a few of the creators I follow on Instagram and asked them how they created such a cohesive and complete overall design for each and every one of their characters. Within a few days I got a few responses, and overwhelmingly they told me to check out Pinterest. Although I have known about Pinterest for years, I never really thought of it as a motivation tool.
Therefore, for today I will be using Pinterest to create moodboards to gather inspiration for each of the four characters I plan to work on during my Learning Project Journey. I have seen many artist design faeries and season themed dolls while scrolling through Instagram, and I wish to combine the two concepts into 4 different projects for me to create, grow from, and reflect on.
Below you will find four seperate moodboards, one for each of my faeries; all based off a different season and aesthetic.
For me spring has always meant flowers! My Grandfather was always working in his garden, and I was right in there with him learning how to take care of them from him. Although our favorite flower is red tulips, I decided to go with that soft pink aesthetic as it makes me feel the same way I did as a kid while helping him.
I am not a big fan of the beach, or crowds of people; so for me, summer means lush greens and still water with soft cream accents. For this faerie I decided to focus this on the fields I saw when visiting Scotland in 2017.
For me fall [and more specifically October] has always been about my Birthday/Thanksgiving Hybrid Celebration, and HALLOWEEN! Therefore, for this fairy I wanted to focus on the elegant and spooky side of fall; rather than the pumpkins and candy that I normally latch onto!
When I think of winter, I think of the words, harsh, cold, and beautiful. Which growing up in Saskatchewan has only solidified. Therefore, I decided to focus on icy imagery and color palette with a stark white focus with shades of blue and black coming into play.
Stop by tomorrow and check out my first repaint in my Learning Project Journey “The Face of Spring”