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.

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