Thursday, 12 May 2011

Final 2nd Year Project - Wallpaper Competition.

So it's all handed in and looking pretty in my studio space.

This is everything presented. My papers, mood boards, research file, sketchbooks and drawings.

Hallway Paper

Bedroom Paper

Living Room Paper

Kitchen Paper

Dining Room Paper

Cloakroom Paper

Friday, 6 May 2011

Wallpaper Competition - Design Two and Three.

My second design for the wallpaper competition is for the living room. It has a bird, florals and a repeating sofa.

This design shows the repeat top and bottom and will be mirrored.

This is a quick mock-up of the bunnies and bedpans (chamber pots really). This is designed for a cloakroom.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Wallpaper Competition.

For the wallpaper competition I have been looking at a lot of William Morris designs. I am wanting to recreate the kind of patterns he produced using florals and incorporating small mammals, like mice and rabbits and also birds. But I also want to add a modern twist by adding inanimate objects relating to the rooms the wallpapers will be displayed in.

Drawing flowers in the garden.

Flowers from Newby Hall.

Little owl.


Field Mouse.


Last night I came up with my first design idea. The mouse I'd drawn previously, I decided would look great climbing up the handle of a fork.

The following images show the development of my image from the mouse and the fork, to the finished design. I added flowers and leaves before adding a pattern to the background.

The two separate designs will be scanned in, placed in repeat and colour added in Illustrator/Photoshop. I am going to keep the colours simple, with maybe 2 to 3 different colours. I don't want to detract away from the hand drawn image.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Newby Hall, Yorkshire.

My last project of the year is a wallpaper design project. My research involves visiting stately homes. Yesterday I visited Newby Hall, and the following photos are pictures I took in the gardens of the house. There were some beautiful plants and flowers, in about a months time they should all be out and flowering. I particularly loved the magnolia trees.

Pink magnolia's


Row's of magnolia trees

Tree stump

Monday, 11 April 2011

March Photo's

I have been using my iPhone a lot to take pictures and I'm really enjoying the effects you can get with some of the phone app's like Instagram and Hipstamatic. I've been experimenting with them, these are some of my favourite shots;



Chewing Gum

Fitting Room Pattern

Treeson Mini Series Figure

Papers in Paperchase

Drawing Experiment

Me :)

Feb/March Update - Drawing Module

We had a short drawing module that lasted about two weeks. The first part was drawing plants using different techniques that were given to us. The second part was to choose an object to draw using the same techniques. I chose the subject of chairs.

These are some of the drawings I produced;

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Oasis Brief.

 These are some of the images I've been working on for the Oasis brief. They've all been done in Illustrator using images I've drawn.

I've been playing around with a few different colourways. I wanted the designs to be neutral. The red's vibrant, which I like but not for this project.

The following image is only partly finished. I'm working on a swatch to place in the background. All these images are A2 size which means some of the detail doesn't show up so well on here.