I’M A DREAMER: THAT’S WHO I AM!
I’m a dreamer. That’s who I am. Generally the month of January is always a “beginning” of something new for me. It is also the perfect occasion to remember my goals and my needs. With this collection I want to focus on my inner needs, the ones that keep me dreaming and feeling alive.
THE CREATIVE PROCESS:
the mood board as start point
As a result of this main idea, I came with a vision of bright colors and adorable drawings. My creative process starts by picking ideas and images online, the building the mood board. The mood board is full of concepts, colors, ideas and developed in a unique personal direction. Without the board to follow, I feel like a desperate little girl who is walking confused along a sea of emptiness. Thee mood board is my true start point.
The choice of colors is integral to the theme. Here the larger world that I see, suggests a rich color palette. While drawing I find my perfect peace. I can tell without hesitation that I can measure the happiness of my life from the moments I have to draw and paint. The more moments I have, the happier I will be. I close the rest of world outside the window and I focus on this small but endless moment of pure joy. I return like a small child. With no worries, no hurries, no burdens.
Once all the drawings are complete, I am ready for post-production in Photoshop. Photoshop is one of my best friends. I laugh when I think to that song: Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend. Because I would say: not for me, Photoshop! That’s my best friend! I have learned Photoshop on my own, studying books, online tutorials, webinars, video courses and more. I’m close to saying that this guy, this Photoshop, has no secrets from me.
I begin with scanning all the drawings. Then I import into Photoshop. I start with correcting any imperfections and continue with the extraction of each element. Some could say that it’s a boring task, and of course it’s not exciting as painting, but it has its own charm. It is priceless seeing how those little drawings take on new life on my monitor. Now you can manipulate, move them closer, cluster them and even change colors. These drawings are just the first and the most important part of the entire Collection. They are what drives the integration of the more classic embellishments like ribbons, flowers, frames, buttons, etc.
The collection is only finished once all the necessary elements are included. I have a full to-do-list to follow. My very last step is making papers. I make a fine process of blending between different pieces of arts and textures and overlays. The creating of elements and papers require a lot of time and concentration. The rest of the collection, add-on packs like clusters, borders, quick pages, flow together quickly and easily. The hard work with the papers and elements making it a joy to finish the extra pieces.
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The perfect fit: I am a musical note
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I really hope that you find new inspiration with this Collection! Please do not hesitate to share with me your artworks, comments and suggestions! Write me at email@example.com or find me on social networks under my Designer name: valentina crea! Bye bye, see you with my next video!