Saturday, 10 September 2011
Well I have gone back to my old ways, designing for Interiors. I have had the urge to draw something on a really large scale and had the idea of creating a bespoke wallpaper length which will all be hand drawn. The length will be based around Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and will combine a mix of different medias to create some interesting effects. Lets see how it goes...
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Well its been a while since my last check in. Ive just got back from an amazing week at New Designers in London, and I came home inspired to do some drawing and get back into printing. Im working on a new project, combining digital print and screen print. As I always design interior fabrics and wall coverings, I am going to challenge my self with this project. It will combine prints for fashion and interiors, as well as home accessories, so I cant wait to start printing and making. As always though, a project starts with drawings, and I have been out to buy a new sketchbook to start this. Here is something im working on at the moment.
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Well i am finally finnished printing my lengths, they are all three metres long and i have tried to consider size of composition of imagery so that they all work well together in a collection. I am really pleased with the way they have turned out and cant wait to display them at the degree show!
Friday, 29 April 2011
Well after a few days preparation i have finally printed my first length! It has worked really well, I used illuminated discharge to print it with, so i was really scared to steam it and wash it incase the colours disappeared, but luckily they didnt!! As it is a length for furnishing fabric, i decided to hang it at a window to see what it looked like, luckily we were redecorating the living room so i get a better idea of what it would look like in a home.
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Well im on to my second last paint out. For this one i really wanted to try something different, so i went to a bit of digital design, which i tend to avoid like the plague (im not the best on computers) and the collage my design on the top using watercolours and pencil drawings, i also lamintated some of my roses to give the effect of what could be a clear gloss foil on fabric. I intend to add swarovski crystals into the centre of the roses but these are still on order.
Well i have finally finnised my Professional Practice Portfolio, i am really pleased with how it has turned out and all my hard work has finally paid off! I tried to make it fit in with the theme of my FMP, so i wanted it to look quite vintage, i have hand printed all of my folders and inside is a combination of hand made stationary and professional documents.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Well here is another one of my finnished designs, ready to be printed onto fabric, i am not looking forward to doing koda traces for all of these! I am pleased with this one, i like how it is a contrast to my other designs but still works with them as part of a collection.
Sunday, 17 April 2011
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Well it has been a while since my last post so i thought id drop in and let you all know what i have been up to. I have been busy busy busy in the print rooms experimenting with new techniques, sampling loads and getting a move on with my final pieces. I have lots of new ideas in mind but i thought i would let you see what i have done so far. These are just a few images of my development samples, experimenting with colour and techniques to get it perfect for my finals.
I have also started working on my third design, and heres how its looking so far!
All images copyright to Lindsay Martin 2011
Friday, 18 March 2011
Monday, 14 February 2011
Friday, 4 February 2011
Well after a few drawing sheets, doing them in my usual way, i decided to give them a more vintage feel, looking at textured surfaces like peeling paint, lace and discolouration. I want my drawings to look like they have been built up over time and have a contemporary vintage feel. After all my aim is to take something old and make it modern. This is one i am doing at the moment.
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
well after a couple of weeks of development, i decided i needed more imagery for me to make the most out of my designs. So as we are off this week for interim i thought id catch up on that, the first sheet i started i decided i really wanted to capture the detail in my imagery, and now i am starting to question why i did this because it is taking forever! I know i am a bit of a perfectionist and so far it is looking good. Ill let you know how i get on!
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Sunday, 16 January 2011
Well for the last few weeks i have been completing drawing sheets using imagery i have collected from a range of different primary sources. I have completed four drawing sheets at the moment and i am really pleased with the way they have turned out, but i feel like i need to have a break from drawing and start on my design development. I will come back to my drawings at a later stage but at the moment i cant wait to start putting my imagery into repeats for my furnishing fabrics!!!!
Sunday, 9 January 2011
After minor module, i felt like i needed a bit of a change of scenery! So the theme i have chosen to pick for my Final Major Project is titled 'Gran'. It all about a mixture of old and new, creating a feeling that something has been built up over time but giving it a contemporary twist. I am very excited about this module and i cannot wait to get started with my drawing!