Final collection

Time to pick my final 6 design for the assessment and exhibition.

Half drop mirror flamingos + alternative colour ways.

flamingo vertical big lines red + 20% oppacity in the back

Parrots all over

red parrot + blue parrto all over lighter

Random multi-colour flamingos

flamingo random colour

Mirror half drop swans + Coordinates small scale half drop flamingos

swan with flowers blues

1flamingo in line blue + red

Parrots on leafs + Coordinates diamond parrots

parrtos on leaves 0pacity 80

1red parrot in small diaonds with parrot lines bg opaciy 40%

Vertical line swans with faded background

1swan vertical lines red + orange with oppacity bg

 

Swan

Swan with flowers and leafs motif looks so cute. I decided to use a simple half drop repeat and added the leaves as a background. I have also mirrored one of the columns to create variety in my designs.

Changed the colour of the swan and used less flowers as a motif. I think the yellow and red complement each other very well. Decided not to use the flowers in the top layer but as a background. The yellows swan repeat looks quite effective but plain. I also like the multi-colour flower repeat. After adding them together I think it is too busy, maybe if I played with scale and fading more.

Orange and red swans. I made quite a single motif and decided to repeat it in strait vertical lines. It looked quite plain so I decided to play around with the same repeat and fading out tool again. I think it works for this design very well.

swan vertical lines red + orange with oppacity bg

After changing the colours of motifs I decided to rotate the motif 90 degrees. I think it works quite well so I played the colours.
swan vertical lines purple green (blue green)
I added the two repeat patterns on one, it looks really crowded. Played around with the opacity in the background layer at 40% and it looks much better.
I have done the same with the purple version of the design. I don’t really like how the colours work together. Even though they are faded out they transferred in to very bright colours which doesn’t work for my collection.

 

I really like the random swan repeat however it looked a little bit plain so I decided to add some big scaled leaves as a background and change the opacity to 80%. Then thought it looked quite dull so I decided to use some vibrant red, I quite like the outcome of this one.

Flamingos

Random flamingos. The flamingo translated amazingly in to Photoshop. Had a little play around with multi-colour then decided to do yellow and green only.

Half drop mirror flamingo pattern looks good but it needs a background. Decided to use some of my mark making but it didn’t quite seem right.
Then I decided to add a similar colour as the base colour. Also tried just base colour without the mark making.

I thought why not use the pattern I already have as a background? It look a little too busy so I faded the back layer 80%. Still didn’t look quite right so I decided to fade the bottom layer even more to 60% and made the top layer bigger. I am really happy with this design I think it would work very well on many surfaces not just hospital gowns.

Alternative colour ways. Using colours out side my colours pallet was quite fun as it really showed how the pattern can progress in to a lot more surfaces. I really like all 3 options and how different they are but I think my favourite one of the navy and orange on the right.

Decided to play with scale by making the repeat small. Played with colour and also added the previous pattern on it. I think it’s looks too busy even after fading the bottom layer.

Swan with flowers and leafs motif looks so cute. I decided to use a simple half drop repeat and added the leaves as a background.

 

New drawings

After getting my feedback I was happy with the grade but I wasn’t happy with the work I produced. I wanted to work on it more and happily we had few weeks of independent study. I decided to do some more drawings showing more techniques which I can then translate in to motifs and patterns in Photoshop,

Flamingo, painted using acrylic paints. I’ve used a pulling technique to create texture. I am really proud of it however I think I need to work on the feet/claws a little bit more.

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Parrots. I created those parrots using dry paint pulling technique. I like the textures on the wings and bodies of the birds but again I need to work on the claws.

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Parrot in watercolours. I wanted to experiment with a different media so I chose to use watercolour to represent the vibrant colours. I used a black fine lined for outlines as I wanted to show detail of the wings.

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Parrot in acrylic. I decided to do the same parrot in acrylic again as I feel like my acrylic painting skills are better. Also I think it work better for the collection I have in mind.

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I created this swan using acrylic dry paint pulling technique. I am not as proud of this as the flamingo or parrots but I still like it. I think it will look good when I work on it in Photoshop and convert it in to designs.
The leafs. I decided to do those leafs because I wanted to have variety in my designs. Some of the designs from the last collection seen to similar to me so I will be using the leafs as motifs for backgrounds for some designs.

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I really like the pink and white flowers that I’ve done using dry paint pulling technique. I think they will look good in my designs.

I love daisies. For this one I’ve used the same technique as for the other ones, but I have also done an outline for the petal detail and it makes it look less realistic.
I decided to use more techniques so I’ve used wet paint technique with I don’t think looks as good as it doesn’t create a texture. Also it might not match my collection.
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I think this rose it beautiful however it seems to me like the leaves are a little bit out of proportion.
I like this little collection of blue flowers but I think it is too dark.
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Types of designs

There is a lot of different types of designs, repeated or not. As I am designing repeat patterns for hospital gowns it will be good for me to research them.

CHINTZ – a glazed or polished cotton, beautiful florals with trees, birds and animal and human figures. Combining realistic and stylised motifs in the same design. Originates from India.

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PAISLEY – a curved abstract palm motif derived from the cashmere shawls of India that were woven in Paisley, Scotland. Can be set and conservative or bold and dramatic.

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TOILE DE JOUY – means ‘cloth from Jouy’ in France. Finely illustrated stories of current events or romanticised landscapes and figures.

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NEO CLASSICAL – refers to any style that uses ancient Greek and Roman forms as a starting point. Acanthus leaves, plaques, griffins, floral urns, swans, horses, lions. The flowing curves of baroque, Empire, English Regency. Layouts are formal, balanced, harmonious, implying power, solidity and tradition.

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DAMASK – printed damask designs imitate the original fabrics woven in 13th century Damascus. Elaborately patterned, formal, all-over or striped layouts

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CALICO PRINTS – small floral, close coverage, 3 or 4 colours plus white. Also tiny geometric motifs as well as stripes and plaids. Traditionally used for dresses and aprons, frequently for patchwork quilts.

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THE LINGERIE FLORAL – dainty, small, usually widely spaced designs. Rosebuds, daisies, nosegays, ribbons and butterflies. Clean, delicate pastels.

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‘LITTLE NOTHINGS’ OR ABSTRACT – small, simple shapes in 1 to 3 colours. Geometrics, dabs, wriggles, crescents and commas. Usually a tossed open-spaced layout. Often the same design is done as light-on-dark and dark-on-light.

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ORGANIC TEXTURES – found in nature and includes woodgrains, reptile skins, sand, pebbles, grasses, clouds, sea shells, bird feathers, fur, leather grains, etc.

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FLORAL – the most important basic textile design. Abstract; stylised; realistic.

ETHNIC OR FOLK – also known as folklore; peasant; provincial. Includes all forms of plants, flowers, birds, animals, human figures, scenic subjects, geometrics. Can be highly stylised, realistic, sophisticated, naïve.

MONOTONE – designs of only one colour with white. Modern and traditional.

PATCHWORK – derived from patchwork quilt traditions. Also appliqué patterns that appear to be stitched.

LIBERTY – classic blouse-sized florals, often with a fine outline. Originally from Liberty’s of London.

CONVERSATIONAL – realistic or stylised motifs that tell a story. Can be campy and fun or sophisticated and high style.

BATIK – imitates the wax resist effect. Usually exotic florals and ethnics.

GEOMETRIC – composed of abstract shapes such as squares, triangles, circles. Can be very ‘free’ or mechanically set.

FOULARD – also known as madder, tie-silk, cravat. Carefully drawn, geometrically styled floral, paisley or Persian motifs.

ART NOUVEAU – sensuous, flowing, organic lines, with motifs taken from nature and plant life.

ART DECO – clean, geometric lines, formalised modern and angular. Motifs can be derived from flowers, plants, Egyptian art, animals and human figures.

CONTEMPORARY – usually non-figurative, either modern and crisp, or painterly.

BOTANICAL – realistic and well drawn botanical motifs as found in illustrated books on flowers, plants, herbs. Detailed, fine, pen line drawing and lettering.

SCENIC OR LANDSCAPE – designs in which the motifs are placed in a horizontal layout and, when combined with the subject matter, suggest a scene. Can be rural or cityscape subjects. A realistic style of drawing tends to be used.

COUNTRY FRENCH – originating from carved woodblocks from 18th century Provence, France. Rustic look with an Indian and Asian influence. Often bright in colour. Small set patterns and large chintz florals.

TROPICAL – motifs and colours inspired by lush, sunny tropical regions of the world. Flowers, leaves, trees, animals, birds, insects, fish, figures and geometrics. Primary colours. Often tossed, all-over motif layout.

TAPESTRY OR WARP – designs that imitate the look of elaborate embroideries or woven jacquard fabrics. The vertical, (warp), or horizontal, (weft), threads are emphasised by paint or by pen and ink. Graph paper can also be used as a guide.

WEAVES – similar to the above, but extended to include effects such as straw, flax, bamboo, rattan, cord, wicker, basketry, knits, crochet, etc. Can be used as independent designs or as background effects..

DOCUMENTARY – inspired by or adapted from a decorative historical document or fabric. Can be from any culture. Usually a fairly close approximation of the original.

ORGANIC TEXTURES – found in nature and includes woodgrains, reptile skins, sand, pebbles, grasses, clouds, sea shells, bird feathers, fur, leather grains, etc.

ARTIFICIAL EFFECTS – using a stipple brush, sponge, toothbrush to spatter, tissues to blot, or any number of other techniques to create a textured, irregular appearance.

GRAPHIC TEXTURES – these are geometric in nature with a simplified, clean and stylised look. Their appearance from a distance gives a strong, all-over textural quality.

My personalised Clothing

My personalised clothing website in another business which offers a wide variety of customised products. Standard, ladies, kids and T-shirts, hoodies, sweats.

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procuds

They are being more innovative and creative so they offer to put the logos or names in different positions on the clothing.

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Reviews and rewards! They have a reviews section and also got an award for trusted service.

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Devon shirts

Devon Shirts Devon shirts looks like a really good and reliable business with many great offers to chose from, however as a designer I don’t like their website design.

More information

What I did like was the amount of clothing they had to offer, there was more then dozen of categories and after you clicked on one more subcategories opened. They had really good products within the categories too.

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My favourite category was Accessories. From bizarre subcategories like umbrellas, ties and badges to my personal favourite dog vest. accessoris

After clicking on a products you get a choice of colours and size, after clicking on a picked colour you can see how many they have in each size. I think is a really idea for when people are ordering more then few garments.

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