Week twenty-two

Making Stuff with your Art!

This may be you: you make art regularly, and you’ve got quite the growing library of work. This has got you wondering, “What can I do with all the art I’ve created?”

Are you looking for a way to get your art off your screen and make it into something more? I’ve compiled a list of things you can do with your art. From printing your artwork on apparel, home goods, stickers, fabric, and so much more. This article will give you ideas about what you can do, tutorials, and recommendations of companies that will turn your artwork into something you can hold, use, love, gift, or sell.

This page also has a ton of information about design and printing, including a helpful glossary. Learn about CMYK vs. RGB, Procreate color profiles, vector vs. raster, and more.

May's Theme:

make stuff

Week 22: Be a Designer!

Hey art-maker! Are you ready to be a designer?! I crafted this week’s prompts to get you to think of how art interacts with physical products. The idea is to draw some illustrated objects and products. There are a number of ways you can approach the prompts:

  • Draw a bunch of cute t-shirts/mugs/patches/etc. from real-life reference
  • Design a product from scratch! Draw the product and add a cute motif or pattern. Make a collection by experimenting with colorways. 
  • Peep into your old art pieces and draw what they would look like as the product in the prompt.
  • For the gallery wall prompt: design a gallery wall filled with art and imagery that you love! These can be adaptations of your own artwork or other pieces you love. In the illustrations below, I made gallery walls by drawing simplified versions of artworks I had drawn in the past:

The Prompts

Week 22 | may 24-30

be a designer

Mon: t-shirts
Tue: mugs
Wed: hats
Thu: patches
Fri: socks
Sat: bags/backpacks
Sun: gallery wall

This piece was drawn using my Gouache Paintbox brush set for Procreate

 

You can access each week’s prompts, with links to reference photos, at makingarteveryday.com

This Week's Tutorial

Live Tutorial! DATE at TIME PST

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The best place to catch the live stream is on the Bardot Brush YouTube Channel. Don’t forget: You can watch or re-watch the previous livestreams on my tutorials page on Bardot Brush!

Download my free Pixel Art brushes for Procreate and follow along in this live tutorial about making pixel art! I’ll teach you a ton of great tips for using the set, the difference a canvas size can make, a few ways to make some cool pixel art, plus how to upscale your art for printing and posting on the web.

 

This Month's Progress Tracker

You can always download the current month’s Progress Tracker at bardotbrush.com/progress

(its a .Procreate file, so you can keep track of your progress right in Procreate!)

You’ll find instructions about how to use the Tracker at the link above. I even made you a star stamp brush for you to use! It’s my Procreate version of a gold star sticker.

Share and Connect with other MAE Artists

We’ve got a Facebook group just for participants of Making Art Everyday and all things Bardot Brush! Come join our group of supportive artists of all skill levels, share your work, ask questions, and be a part of the community!

Making Art Everyday is brought to you by me, Lisa Bardot!

I’m the owner of Bardot Brush, one of the leading brush makers for Procreate. If you’d like to support me, please check out my premium brush sets that inspire creativity at bardotbrush.com.

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