MOM is the word

Yesterday was Mother’s day and I had to do something special for my mom. I can’t describe in words what she means to me or what she has done for me. I guess this applies to all of us, no?
 
So this is what I made for her, a card with the word ‘Mom’ quilled. The card took me around 6 hours to complete. I used my mom’s favorite colors in the design just to make it more personal 🙂
 
So here is the sketch as well and the final design. Let me know what you think!
The sketch:
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The design:
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This is my entry for Pratvam Progs contest.
Also, Happy Mother’s day to all the mommies reading my blog.​ 

Think White

So, Adidas presented a challenge recently via its poster contest ‘Think White’ for their uber elegant Stan Smith shoes endorsed by the legendary tennis champ Stan Smith.

When I saw the ad for this contest, I knew I had to participate. However, the thought gave me jitters as I knew that my work will be competing with the best minds in the creative field. Just to give you a background, although I’m creatively inclined, I work as a Client servicing manager and am still learning the basics of AI and Photoshop hence I asked my friend cum colleague Unmesh to help me with the layout.

So this is my entry: Every sports shoe brand focuses on the strength and performance of the shoes and very less importance is given to its beauty in any communication. So when I came across the shoes, the only thought that came to my mind was, ‘Wow, this is so beautiful, so elegant’. And hence I decided to focus on the beauty aspect of the shoes. As the brief was ‘Think white’, I decided to have a unique take on it. I personified the shoes so as to say that, ‘shoes so beautiful that it inspires nature’. Since the shoes were launched in 1973, I added that bit to the communication as well. I showed a beautiful white quilled butterfly emerging from the shoes. This butterfly took me around 5-6 hours and was completed over-night. I added green tinge to it to show that it is inspired by the shoes.

The final poster:

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The sketch:

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The final design:

Final quilled design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close up of the work:

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I’m not sure whether I would win, but I was more than happy about participating in this challenge. I’m also putting this as my entry for the Pratvam Progs contest. Hope I win at least one 😉

Would be very happy to hear from you about my work. Do share your feedback 🙂

Tulips all the way!

My entry for the Welcome Spring – Handmade Floral Creations Contest by Creative Box.

I looked at this opportunity to quill some more 😉 I can never ever get tired of quilling 🙂

So this is what I did. I hand drew the tulips and then, painted them. (This is the 1st time I have painted my sketch before quilling) and I’m happy with the result. Post that I started using strips of paper to give the entire bloom a shading effect.

This is how it looked after the first flower was completed. 

 

After finishing the flowers, leaves and stems, I thought of adding another twist to the creation. I spray painted the entire creation in hues of red, pink and green to give it a colorful effect. 

This is how the piece looked before spray painting:

This is how the final piece looked after spray painting.

 

 

This is now on its way to get framed. What do you think about this creation?

Let me know 🙂

Thanks for dropping by my blog.