Easter Collection - Peter Rabbit's Easter
Our Easter, once again, has a different taste, thanks to this endless pandemic. I wanted to add colour and softness to these uncertain times and that's how I came with the idea of Peter Rabbit's Easter collection.
Peter is a character from Beatrix Potter, a writer and British illustrator that was very successful in the beginning of the XX century with her children's stories filled with originality. Why was he the chosen one? Here comes the story:
In 2013, when I was 21 years old, I did my first exchange program to England. By the time, I already spoke English, and yet I faced the same difficulties everyone suffers by living in a new country. The biggest challenge for me was reading: I couldn't start reading a book in English without getting frustrated.
It was thanks to one of my teachers, who supported me to make the most of the library that I found Peter Rabbit's book and I finished my first reading in English without any struggle. That was a victory!
In mid-February of this year, when I was researching for the collection, I came across a party inspired by the book The Velveteen Rabbit. Immediately, I remembered Peter's story and the nice time I had reading it whilst on a train, on the way to my favourite city in the world: London. Eventually, a mixture of happiness and nostalgia emerged and inspired me to create an exclusive Easter collection with this bunny that marked my life and is full of charm.
Easter Colletion Moodboard
First of all, I like to make a moodboard that inspires the collection.
For this Easter collection, I wanted a mixture of styles: rustic and classic, in a delicate colour palette. Therefore, I chose images that brought the original universe, line art images, calligraphy and the softness of watercolour. Together with it, I made the choice of colours in a mixture of original shades (blue from Peter's coat, green from the garden, etc) and shades that I already wanted to insert, such as orange.
From these elements, I started creating.
The first steps: Painting and illustration
The charm of this collection is in the mixture of illustration and the softness of watercolour painting. First, I brought the moodboard palette to the colours of the watercolour and drew the elements that would be part of the collection.
Right after the approved drawings, I had the help of my fiancé in the production of the illustrations in Chinese ink and, finally, I painted a set of elements in watercolour.
Collection: Elements and compositions
Line art elements
Patterns: the charm of the Easter collection
The great charm of this collection is the patterns. For it, I prepared 6 special ones: 4 with exclusive elements, 1 with stripes in the colours of the palette and a calligraphy one, with key quotes of the story.
Check some mockups to get inspired and to fall in love!
Just like the Christmassy collection I hope this Easter collection inspire your life ♥
Merci for following me, Francy ♥