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.