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MATS Bootcamp: Journal Cover


In February our MATS Bootcamp assignment was to design a cover for a journal on the theme of reading tea leaves.

I didn’t know anything about tea leaf reading so I did a bit of research and decided to illustrate some of the symbols that are often looked for when reading someone’s tea leaves. I also hand lettered a quotation about tea from Arthur Wing Pinero.


Since I love making patterns I also used the images I drew to create a new pattern. I couldn’t decide whether I like the dark blue or the pale background so I ended up with one of each.

More (and more) Patterns

Leaf and flower repeat pattern

This week I decided to make another pattern but rather than re-draw and re-colour things digitally I decided to use my artwork in its original ‘state’.

I made some new drawings in my sketchbook over the weekend and the beginning of this week. Then I learned a bit more about Photoshop and Illustrator, which meant that I could Continue reading