The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design – Module 2
I signed up to the second module of the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design online course but I’ve hardly done any actual work – gargh… (well, module 2 is more about reading about trends etc but the point is I really can’t afford the course but on a whim decided to click ok and it was too late to cancel (when I came to my senses lol)).
I’ve downloaded all the course materials so it’s not a total waste but I’m too stressed as no proper work but I don’t want to give up and stop studying and trying things out.
Here’s some quick mockups… for the first weeks homework – not that happy with them – I do rather like the 2nd plate set especially the mug and small plate so might have a further play with that one.
A motif made from my Illustration.
A repeat pattern made from my photograph of a building in London
ps: I sold a Photographic Print via Fine Art America
I did sell a print this morning which is always nice to hear!
I signed up to “The Making it in Design School” Summer Camp which started a few days ago – I signed up to two of the levels but picked just one to work on as I have also signed up to the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search 2014 which starts on Tuesday so that should keep me busy for a bit!
I scanned a doodle and tidied it up and had a play… I do love pulling shapes out of other shapes and I can get carried away so I have to stop!! I seem to end up with a leaf shape all the time!!?!?
Here’s some swim suit mock ups – the brief is for Retro Geometrics on Swim Wear (there are shorts too) and the colour palette was also chosen for inspiration.
I do like the bottom two … the bottom left needs changes to make it work… hmmm…
I decided to add some of the patterns to the Print All Over Me website to see how they look on different products – these are for sale so go check it out!
I will update with the final submission and link to the gallery which goes live later this week once it’s finally completed – I hope to submit today or tomorrow.
Procrastinating on the final piece for the summer school I went off on a slight different angle and got these…
I’ve decided to submit this one as I have other work to do and really needed to submit something by tonight.
I bought a Cameo silhouette and have yet to try it properly – did make some gift boxes for jewellery pieces I made and sold at Christmas and tried cutting some felt (mixed results) but I keep meaning to try cutting a stencil and screen printing something.
I’m slightly reluctant as my last attempt ended in ruining a whole screen and I somehow managed to do it the wrong way round! gargh.
I was trying to make a rag doll of a stop motion character that I made a few years ago –
Her worst nightmare… being a dolly… a rag doll type of dolly – gargh!
I want to make her mini puppets too and her bag with a sketch book inside (maybe not the sketchbook?)
I’m thinking I should try again but choose something that is easier to print and sew up – the Clara doll test version had a funny neck and her fingers need to be in a ‘mitten’ shape as sewing the fingers was awkward and looked terrible.