Competition Help! Fiat and DC.

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hello!

From my previous post, I blogged about my recent competition entry for DC (which is still ongoing) but now I have another competition I need your help for!

This competition is for 500Patternize for Fiat. The competition required me to create a design for a Fiat 500. Again, to win, I need votes on facebook or their website which will take you to my design.

I need your help for both competitions and it would absolutely make my day if you could all vote and share the photographs! (for DC too!)

Here are the links for both competitions:

Fiat – http://500patternize.co.uk/ – go to vote and type in “Triangular Craze” and just Like the like the design!

DC Shoes – https://www.talenthouse.com/i/459/submission/137614/f969c4d2

Thank you for all your help!

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DC Shoe Design. Trase

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Hello!

I have recently entered a design competition for DC shoes and I would LOVE the opportunity to show my design and get it produced on a fantastic pair of DCs! I absolutely LOVE the brand so it would be a huge dream of mine to win. For the decision, it’s all about the votes so can you all help me out by voting, sharing and voting etc so that I can build up and achieve my dream? Pretty please! All you need to do is click the link below and vote away! (share too!!)

https://www.talenthouse.com/i/459/submission/137614/f969c4d2

Here is my design so I hope you all like it.

Thank you for helping me out, it means a lot.

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Industrial Skyline

Design Work, Sketchbook Work, Sketching/Drawing, Textiles

hello again! recently my life has been taken over by art school (DJCAD) because of the ever looming degree show, which is in less than 3 weeks! ahhh Scary thought but i can’t wait to finally exhibit my years work and final collections. I have a series of collections ranging from fabric wall hangings to digitally printed and hand printed wallpapers to a wooden collection. Each has it’s own style but each link with each other so as to create one large geometric collection.

Each collection I have created has been influenced from Glasgow’s Shipyards which frame Glasgow’s grand historical skyline! Glasgow is my home town and it seemed only fitting to explore its history in more detail. My project has been inspired by the large geometrical structures which include an array of cranes, machinery and ships. The intertwining cranes and machinery create a beautiful silhouette full of geometrical shapes, linear detailing and pattern which has inspired me to re-create a collection which exhibits Glasgow’s history through a series of modern design work.

Here is a sneak peak of some of my design work so far!

 

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Experimenting with Lettering

Love, Sketchbook Work, Textiles

So for my new project for The Hallmark competition, I have been looking at typography and how I can incorporate textiles into it. It’s proving challenging! so…my sketchbook is looking more Graphic Design than a Textiles sketchbook at the moment. Which I don’t mind as I actually am really enjoying experimenting with something new. This project so far is allowing me to experiment with various styles of typography and illustration so I have enjoyed be able to research a new style and elements of another design specialism.

Some typography inspiration.

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Photoshop Designs

Fashion, Textiles

Hello, for the outcome of my current project, I have to create a repeat pattern for a fashion context. I have been experimenting with Adobe Photoshop Elements in order to create a repeat so here are some of my outcomes!

This photograph is a section of the repeat that I have used. This sample has been created by hand cut paper, card and recycled scrap paper.

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Digital Samples

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Photoshop Horizontal Design

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Inspiration:Bradford Project

Love, Sketchbook Work, Sketching/Drawing, Textiles

I recently found a photograph on PATTERNITY that I really love! It’s simple but very effective and I think it gives a lot of information for design. This photograph is from a piece of architecture (I think from the roof of a building).

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Natalie Sharp

I was really inspired from this photograph because I feel it suits my project extremley well and represents the geometric graphic print that I want to achieve in my final outcomes! Here are some sketches from sketchbook.

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I used a selection of different papers for collage (recycled, heavy weight, light weight, newsprint etc) I really like this colour palette because it’s quite graphic but doesn’t have too many vibrant colours that would perhaps make it too intense. The next series of photographs are collage pieces that I was experimenting with today so that I could start to create my final outcomes. My main factors for these pieces were:

  • Placement
  • Colour
  • Geometrical Shapes
  • Repeat Design

As my brief is based for a fashion context, repeat pattern is very important and I feel the best key to an eye-catching graphic fashion print!

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Rate me! or let me know what you think!

 

 

 

Pattern is EVERYWHERE!

Love, Photography, Textiles

Found this AMAZING site recently whilst I was browsing the web for some inspiration for my current project (which will be revealed soon!) This website is probably very well-known and I have no clue why it has took me this long to find it! It is…

PATTERNITY – Have a look!

Patternity is a creative consultancy that’s driven by the certainty that pattern is everywhere. This is very true! Everything in the world around you has some sort of pattern whether it be very small/faint/large and even pattern that is not immediately recognised. Things such as sections of architecture, cracked paving, windows…little things that you would normally pass by, have their own unique design.

As a company, they create things but also help other people create things. Their projects and innovations go beyond a 2D Image/surface and by using the application of pattern, they add substance and relevance to the aesthetic.

They have a wide range of clients ranging from High End Fashion houses to retailers and Universities.

Here are some interesting images I found interesting! – VERY hard to only show a few!

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Triangle Tower //Patternity

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Dancing Dragon Tower //Patternity

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Community ZigZag //Patternity I really like this photograph because it has so much pattern that wouldn’t normally be noticed when the photograph would be taken! It’s amazing to see all the unique details hidden through the photograph.

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Geometric Roof – Tessa Traeger // Patternity

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Distorted Windows // Patternity

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Karo Lina Kling – Decadent Doodling //Patternity

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Gareth Pugh // Rubber //Patternity

I really like this dress! reminds me of Catwoman… but I love the way all the sections come together and the overall geometric design. I love geometric graphic pattern so this dress really caught my eye.

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Geometric // Fashion // Patternity

I love this site so far! I feel really inspired and I think the general style of the resources, photographs, patterns etc have really caught my eye because I have a similar style of work. Therefore, this is the kind of design that I am really drawn to and find really inspirational!

Project Continued…Some Sharpie Madness!

Love, Sketchbook Work, Sketching/Drawing

So recently for my project, I have been looking into interesting buildings in and around Glasgow. One particular building I have been looking at is the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) on Royal Exchange Square. I have been doing some quick sketches of the inside and outside as they are both equally as interesting as each other. It’s worth a little look if you ever find yourself in Glasgow! and it’s FREE. Woo.

I have been using one of my favourite forms of media for these drawings as I find that I can work well with it and I feel it reflects my preferred style of work…I hope!

 

I got inspired by the highly patterned floor that was in the Gallery a little while ago. It was all black and white stripes all curving into different sections. I found it very interesting and very eye-catching…loved it!

 

 

 

I created some rough fine line sketches of sections of the outside of the Gallery. The building itself is very interesting and full of very intricate details. It’s an older style of building so it’s quite funny because it’s suppose to be the Gallery of Modern Art and the building is of an older style! Never judge a book for it’s cover that’s for sure.

 

Finally…I bought a 3D Sketch Pad a couple of months ago so decided to take the inspiration from the patterned floor and see hat it would look like in 3D. For the 3d to work properly, it is best to draw in black pen…so perfect for me as it’s my favourite media at the moment!

 

Hope you liked what I have so far!

 

 

Project so far…

Love, Photography

hey, not posted in a while so… my bad!

Over the summer, I had been set a project for University which was to draw a source or sources of my choosing so that it will allow me to find my “drawing style” and to develop drawing skills. I know my style already so as I love drawing, this project is great for me! I had struggled to actually start it though because I couldn’t decide what to draw or what theme I would like… A few weeks ago, I went to London with my family for a few days and it was there that I found my inspiration! London was great (apart from the weather!) a city that I love and a city that is full of art!….and SO many shops, I spent a good day shopping, it was awesome. Anyway, I decided to look at the urban landscape for my project but look at buildings from both London and Glasgow (home town).

I took a lot of photographs whilst I was in London so that I could have a lot of source to refer back to and of course to remind me of the wonderful holiday! I focused on a lot of the more modern buildings and the buildings that are pretty well-known for their unusual shape for example, The Gherkin Building and The Shard.

The Gherkin Building

 

 

The Shard

I have been doing a lot of line drawings at the moment, some being of a graphic style and very sketchy!

 

Fine Line drawing of The Shard. I was trying to show the shadows that I could see from all of the windows (and it’s practically all windows so it was a lot!) not entirely finished yet because I am unsure about it but I shall see…what do you think?

 

I have started look at a few buildings from my London Photographs so far…yet to start the Glasgow ones so i’ll need to get a move on me thinks! This is another building that I have been looking at:

 

I am not sure what this building is but it looks like a big modern office building! that looks pretty cool.

 

Watercolour with fine liner. Again, I was looking at the highlights and shadows that I saw in the windows and like the Shard….this building is covered in windows!

 

This buildings was outside the Tate Modern…which I love! I had been to the Tate before but had never notice this very vibrant building so it was a very nice surprise!

For my drawing, I stuck with the bright yellow as it was very unique to the building itself.

 

 

 

The style for these drawings are pretty bold and graphic, which is my style I guess! and I love it!

Well, I haven’t a lot of drawings at the moment, currently making a collage piece of the Gherkin Building and focusing on the shapes and windows. Will update you all soon of more drawings to come!

Bye for now!

 

 

Playing about with interesting effects…

Art, Sketching/Drawing

So as it has been the holidays, I haven’t blogged as much as I would have liked to however, once I get back into my next semester, regular blogging shall commence!

Recently, a friend had asked me to draw up a design for a possible tattoo sleeve! So for practice, I have been drawing some different roses so I could try to achieve a more tattoo style. As my work has a more graphic style, I have found this tattoo style of drawing really enjoyable!

So you may be wondering about the title and how it fits into my tattoo drawing? Well, I recently added this app to Google Chrome called Pixlr-o-Matic. I LOVE this app! It works pretty similar to Photoshop only that this app lets you experiment with different photo effects/camera effects whereas on Photoshop, you can draw, create and design as well as create different effects. I decided to try this app because I have found it can create vintage/retro as well as many other interesting looking photo effects very well at just the click of a button! Very easy and a lot of fun!

This is the drawing that I have done recently when experimenting with tattoo styles and it is also the drawing that I have used for experimenting with photo effects!

Original Drawing with no photo effects

This is my original drawing of my tattoo styled rose. I really like this shape and style because I think that it makes the drawing much more eye-catching to just a regular drawing of a rose. Well I think so since I really like this style! so I hope you like it to!

Here is a series of photos of this same drawing that show the wonderful and interesting effects of this Pixlr-o-Matic app.

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I hope you enjoyed this post and style of drawing that I have been trying to achieve here as well as the different photo effects. Also, definitely give this Pixlr-O-Matic App a try if you have Google Chrome! its great and very easy to use and it can achieve many different great effects.

Let me know if you have any tips about anything here and about the drawing style I have been trying to achieve. I am very open to any comments! So..good bye til next time!