Sunday, 8 September 2013

hand Painted designs!!

Painted floral designs using an illuminating discharge technique and painting with DS acids directly onto crepe de chine silk.

(Left) First painted sample using illuminating discharge technique and painted onto crepe de chine silk with DS acid dyes. Including some sample embroidery. (Right) Final painted design with tulips using brush strokes and an illuminating discharge technique. the brush strokes give a dip dyed effect. 

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Leaves & Berries

Foliage with beautiful berries and intense pencil crayon colour and shading. I experimented with different backgrounds and found that this contrast between vivid brushstrokes and intricate shading works really well. 

Monday, 29 July 2013

Matthew Williamson S/S 2012

Beautiful Ombre effects with landscape imagery. I love the placement of this collection and the colours.

Beautiful florals! hyper acids and liquid filter effects, I love the way the flowers are dragged into each other creating an ombre colour effect.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Today's Editing

Placement Ideas, looking at changing the scale, colour, repeated aspects.

Placement created following a trend on concealed prints, creating a  'hazy' aesthetic.
This print was created following a trend on concealed prints, using blur filters on photoshop and tracing paper to create a foggy look. The initial print wasn't working and I think this may be due to the colour and the fact it was so far removed from the thumbnail ideas I had in mind. I feel this 'hazy' print works better and the colours compliment each other much better.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Preen: Where my inspiration begins!

Preen, S/S 2013 Collection

Preen is my favourite design house and they give me so much inspiration. I love the innovative prints, the patch work elements and combinations of textures.
This collection is one of my favourites and has given me a lot of inspiration for my own floral collection. I love the large flowers with the bold stripes in conjunction with the very detailed and chaotic prints within the same collection.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers!

Placement Ideas: Looking at repeating my design, changing the scale and the colour slightly. 

The design: created using a background of inks and gouache with a screen printed swirl print and hand drawn pencil crayon flowers. I really wanted to have a flower design within my collection that were extremely over sized and aesthetically dynamic.

Placement Ideas: Looking at mirroring the flowers, how will the design work as a repeat? 

I created this design looking at a trend about concealed prints using tracing paper to make the design hazy/foggy. Beneath the outlined flowers are vivid stripes concealed by tracing paper. I really wanted to create a repeat with this design however the design process led me in this direction with a large placement as the final outcome. 

Monday, 22 July 2013

Repeats, Surface Design

Looking at Filter effects, repeating hand drawn polka dots and changing the aesthetic with Photoshop filters.

Inspired by Moschino Cheap and Chic range. Still life drawn with pencil crayons looking at placements, and repeated polka dots experimenting with shading.

Simple triangle/geometric repeat using gouache, inks and pencils.