Alongside my floral theme, I’m researching various types of animals to incorporate with the theme, focusing specifically on texture. The Chameleon was drawn as a reflection on obscure wildlife with beautiful skins, colour and textures.
Sorry that I’be been away folks, Christmas time was manic! Making a fresh start on drawings for my latest live project to design a series of scarves for Liberty of London! Cool or what? Anyway, I decided to look at more analytical drawings, with the added touch of my quirky edge to it. This was drawn from an exotic plant I purchased in Ikea, as my theme is obscure florals this plant fit perfectly. Because the flower was made up of so many shades and tones I really wanted to overexaggerate the colour. Hope you like, let me know what you think!
One of my final pieces for this module, a printed pencil skirt, very graphic and linear inspired by illustrators as well as fashion designers such as Mary Katrantzou and Alice McCall.
The print was created with a standard black and white surface pattern that was then integrated with a background I designed with bleach and ink. So far one of my best prints to date, really like the contrast against black and colour which is apparent in many designers work such as Peter Pilotto and Clover Canyon who aim to achieve this in their own work.
In the Native American themed brief I was asked to create a wallpaper for children by the end of the module, I thought it would be pretty interesting to look at skulls, specifically animal skulls, like that of rams and cows, I thought it tied well with the buffalo idea which is very relevant to the theme. However, I wanted something a bit quirky and different, so I looked at a graphic side to my drawings, drawing in fine liner and pencil. And developing that by filling in some of the areas with pattern. By developing the skulls in this way, its given them a softer edge to them instead of being all horror-like which wouldn’t mesh well with children.