Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Just playing around on Photoshop

Well, so I have been doing some of my mini fashion project, trying to come up with some ideas. From the drawings I have done so far I started to play round with layers, placement and effects that would work for my designs...

It's a work in progress...

Sunday, 31 July 2011


So I'v been asked to do a painted landscape for my brother and his wife, I'm so glad he asked me to do this as it has really got me back into my fine art painting. This is the image he gave me it's of Briggie beach in Lossiemouth, Scotland. He met his wife there while in the RAF so I'm guessing this place is special to them, so I want to do a really good job!

It's not the best quality image but i'm going to improvise, so far I have only done the sky on the actual canvas, but I'll keep you updated and will photograph when I have finished. :)

Right! I'm back!

Not that I have been anywhere really but.. I have finally got my self motivated and I've been drawing!! I'm doing 2 mini on going projects based around trends that I acquired from WGSN before I left college, it is all very exciting! Speaking of exciting I'm going to London near the end August for my 1st of 3 placements. I can't wait! It's taking all my money away but that's just life and it's going to be so worth it. Sooo..

This is a little preview of my inspiration for project one! It's all very digital of course as it is me, but I'm just seeing where it's taking me! ..

 Women's S/S 12: Jpeg Gen (with big bloom floral)

Inspired by pattern simplicity with a subtle mismatched disorder:

- Mood
Copyright of WGSN for research use only

- Print example
Copyright of WGSN
research use only

Very inspirational, like the various layer of this registered print example.

- Big floral

Courtesy of Print source blog (Bernini studio Italy left, Dena Verdesca right)
research use only
Market research Thakoon, Addition, Stella McCartney, Givenchy
(Printsource image)
 Coming soon drawing and development! stay tuned.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The work is just never ending!

I thought I would just do a little update on how things are going with this mountain of work! I also want to show you some designs I have been working on. I have gone into overdrive today been out around near my mothers house and discovered a fabric warehouse shop which is amazing. It has almost every fabric under the sun... and almost is the word that I've used here due to the fact it didn't have any silk twill, the one fabric I need the most, but it's still a great shop regardless :). I have also been Koda tracing like mad today! I love getting loads done in one day, it makes you feel completely shattered by the end, but it also gives you that feeling of accomplishment. :)
So anyway here's some designs I have been working on, in Photoshop of course. My aim is to create some very complex stunning designs for my final six.

 I am still unsure about these and I feel they need a bit of work still. I would love some feed back...

Sunday, 10 April 2011

10/16 digital prints

So here is what I waited 5 hours collectively to be printed out and... well yes it was all worth it!
Right now I am just really eager to screen print onto them but I can't, due to it being the Easter holidays which is very annoying, nevertheless it does give me a nice two week break here in my home town of Newcastle and with the sun shining there's no place I would rather be. When these weeks are over however I just know it's going to be mayhem at college. Although being back in the print rooms and getting all messy is something that I have greatly missed. Enjoy. :)

Guess I should get on with these koda traces then.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Digital printing!!

This week, I have got the majority of my digital prints done. I have 10 finals printed now so only 6 to go! It's very exciting. I will be doing my koda traces for the majority of my designs over Easter all ready to be put onto screens. I would have liked to have started earlier but Photoshop has been a nightmare, suppose it will all be worth it in the end. :)

These are some of my wonderful designs being printed out, it took just over 3 hours! I had to just sit there and watch them incase they didn't print out properly or it jammed up. I think I got hyponotised by the printer going back and forth haha.

This is just a preview of some of my favourite designs so far....

Monday, 14 March 2011

Final Major project!!

I am over halfway through my final major project now. My theme is called Future Tribalism it's a sort of continuation from my minor project based around science, however this time round I have looked less at cells and the biological side of science and have moved on to technology infused with nature. Florals and microchips have become my main focus of imagery. These are some photos of my drawings: