Monday 30 April 2012

Individual Options Update

So I'm at the development/final design stage of Individual options and it's all starting to come together now ! I've just had my designs digitally printed and am ready to start embellishing, there's only two weeks left until hand in and I'm gonna work non stop to make my final designs look gorgeous!!

Organised Chaos that is my bay !
Digital Print - fresh of the printer!

Up close

Saturday 7 April 2012

Tie Dye Textures

John Goot Fall 2009

These two images are gorgeous ! It really fits in with the textured, tonal trend I'm going for, the trend also calls for patchwork layering and I think some of my drawings would work really well in this style, it would be lovely to use my drawings at the development stages, combine all my imagery to make a patchwork style design and then alter the tones and colour balances in Photoshop to create an overall aesthetically pleasing fabric design....
Tie Dye Design taken from

Draw, Draw, Draw

So it's the Easter Holidays and that means, two weeks off woop, well kind of, I'd say it's a working holiday, 2 weeks to get a good body of drawing done as these six week projects don't half fly by ! So I've been working all week on my drawing sheets and my theme is all about textured effects, such as burnt out and bleached approaches - trying to create 'textural interest' has been the aim of the game all week ! So as the week has gone I've experimented with tie dye and have actually really enjoyed it, some of the dispersed areas of dye and bleach is something so random it couldn't have been created in the same haphazard way using paint.

 So these are a few pictures of my drawing sheets so far, I'm really pleased I've chosen this theme, as it's so different and I've really enjoyed experimenting with texture and using the computer as a primary drawing tool, by manipulating some pictures of rock and landscapes associated with the theme.