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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Tattoo Inspiration

Art, Love, Photography

Hello!

So recently,I have been thinking a lot about tattoos mainly because I really want one so i’m determined to get one by the end of the year (fingers crossed)…if I can actually have the will power to save money to actually get it that is! Hoping for a miracle! For my tattoo, I would like it to be of a watercolour drawing that I painted just over a year ago because it’s something that I have always liked, never been sick of the site of it (which is important!) and is something that I think will be easy to add to to create a larger tattoo design over time.

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This is the design I painted that I HOPE to get as a tattoo. The painting was created using watercolour and black fine-line pen to make it appear more graphic and much more illustrative. Also, even though the swallow is a popular tattoo design, it’s one of my favourite birds because when it’s drawn, I think that it looks quite elegant and generally quite an interesting bird! When I researched the swallow, swallow tattoo and their meanings, I got that the swallow if drawn with their wings spread, it symbolises freedom which I think is quite nice symbolism because it relates to everyone. Everyone is free and free to live their life the way they intend to! This is one of the main out of many reasons that I want this as a tattoo.

I recently got Pinterest so if you have it…find me and follow me please!

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Even though I have only had it for a couple of days….I’m ADDICTED already! One of my first boards is of tattoo ideas mainly because I found a lot of photographs I like and it has obviously been something I have been thinking about.

Here are some tattoos I found that I really like! Inspiration which is pinned on one of my boards on Pinterest.

 

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Geometrical Design : Bradford

Fashion, Photography, Sketchbook Work, Textiles

Hello! so recently I have been working on my project based on one of the Bradford Competition briefs. As I had focused on Interiors in my last projects, I decided to create designs for a fashion context. Focusing on fashion again has brought me back to when I studied Fashion Textiles two years ago so it feels good to get back into it!

For this project, I have been focusing on geometric shapes/prints/designs. My main inspiration for this project was taken from a section of my last project for the RSA Competition (Tactile Textiles: Collage and More post!) I have been focusing on triangles and various placements to make a non-directional design. Here are some of my outcomes so far!

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For these designs, I just experimented with cut paper and the photocopy machine! I kept to a mono-chrome theme as I wanted to highlight the designs more and for which would be best suited for printing. This process has helped me realise the designs and what I can progress on to next to develop them!

As I want to focus on fashion, I have been researching into various Fashion Designers that have created geometrical designs and prints within their collections.  When I thought of geometrical prints, my mind immediately was drawn to the Balmain Resort 2012 collection.

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I love this collection! the geometrical design relates very well to my project and style of work so I think that is one of the many reasons to why I am drawn to it! There are countless many more designers that feature geometrical print so it would be impossible to show them all! That was a little brief overview into my project so far…more to come!

 

Etch a Sketch

Art, Photography, Print and Printability, Sketchbook Work

Hello! so as well as my main module of study at University, I had been given the opportunity to chose another from a wide selection from design and fine art modules. I decided to choose Print and Printability because I am very interested in printing and wish to learn more techniques and experience new printing process’.  So far, I have been learning a technique that I have always liked but never had a chance to do so it has been really interesting so far.

The printing technique that I have been learning is known as Intaglio Printing, also known as, etching.  For anyone who is unsure about etching, it is basically creating a design on a sheet of metal,wood etc and then putting the plate in acid so that the etching process can happen! Before the acid bath, the plate must be prepared beforehand and then placed on a hotplate so that you can apply the ground to work from. After the ground is on, you can then use an etching needle and draw away! After you have completed your design, you then place the plate in the acid bath and the acid will react and engrave the lines into the metal. However, to create different tones, you must have set times for your plate to be in the acid for example, if you want finer lines, you would only need it for a few minutes and if you want deeper, you simply leave it in for longer. Once you are happy with everything and you have you paper or material ready, it’s ready for the press and ready to be printed!

For more in depth info… Intaglio Printing only a Wikipedia link but they gave a good description!

So here is a print that I had created and started working on today!

The design I have based my Intaglio print is influenced by my summer project and a building that I seen whilst in London during the summer!

Plate design drawn into the carbon and ground.

First Intaglio print done!

Print on cream and white paper…testing different effects.

Well that was my first go and I am very pleased with the results! more soon!!

The Black Keys. What a band.

Art, Love, Photography

I started listening to The Black Keys just last year and I have to say…I am addicted! They are an amazing rock duo from Akron, Ohio and formed in 2001. The group consists of Dan Auerbach (guitar and vocals) and Patrick Carney (Drums).  They began as an independent act after the duo dropped out of college and they eventually emerged amoung a range of popular rock revival artists in the 2000s. In 2011, they had sold over 2 million albums in the United States! They have a lot albums released since 2002 and their Debut album was “The Big Come Up”…which was recorded in Carney’s basement! The groups commercial break though came in 2010 with their album “Brothers”…which is an AMAZING album! so get on Spotify or YouTube and give it a listen if you haven’t already! Their most recent album is “El Camino”…which is also an amazing album! from this album, they are going to undertake their very first arena concert tour. The first of their career!

So, you may be wondering why I am talking about The Black Keys…well, I was recently looking at their website and came across a lot of their posters from various different gigs they have done throughout America and they are amazing!

and there are LOADS more! amazing artwork AND an amazing band!

Hidden Treasure

Love, Photography

I was having a look through some old boxes, bags etc when I came across something that I had found for my HND Fashion and Textiles self-directed project. It was a Praktica L Camera! complete with case, holder and another lens. Probably something that would have cost a huge amount of money years ago so to be a student and find it in my loft, it was such a good find! It may not be so expensive now or it’s not the best camera out there but I really like it and it’s overall look.

I like that the camera looks quite vintage and all the different markings on the lens make it look quite interesting!

I’m still trying to figure out the camera and how to use it properly since I don’t have a manual but i’m sure it can’t be that hard right? Have put a black and white film in it so I will know if it works properly when the film is developed!

If anyone could give me any tips for this camera, then please let me know!