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. 

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Final tiger!!

Hand drawn tiger and leaves using pencil crayons with expressive brush strokes and imported fabric detail within triangle. I have re-designed this tiger three times and I am finally happy with this outcome!   

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Abstract Brush Strokes & Intricate Detail...

This print is part of my flower collection for my final MA module. I really want to create interest using mixed media and combining different textures, juxtaposing free/loose brush strokes with intricately drawn florals.  

Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane, amazing brush strokes! The use of colour and combinations of mark making is so inspiring and has inspired me to think about how I will combine digital print with hand fabric painting. 

Placement inspiration, layout and colour combinations. Graphic aesthetic making a huge impact.

New Work

Hand drawn flowers using pencil crayons with a painted and screen printed back ground.  Inspired by Preen and Christopher Kane's beautiful use of brush strokes in his S/S 2013 collection.