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.
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.