Displacement mapping

It is always rewarding seeing my repeat patterns on a product, this time I will be using photographs from hospitals. It was actually really hard to find good photographs with high restitution so some of the displacement mapping isn’t as successful as I hoped.

It was quite hard to find images of young children under the age of 10 so I decided to do young teenagers. First I have done the gowns and then I thought I would carry on with the socks. I am not as happy with this outcome.

I really liked this photograph, the patterns look quite good too. My favourite one is the middle one with red and orange swans repeat.

I really like this girl, even though she is in a hospital gowns she is smiling. This is a good photo for my collection. I tried two different repeats I think the red and orange one with swans suits it better. I have also changed the colour of the background because it looked a bit out of place around the hair and removed the logo.

I also like this girl because of her happiness. I tried putting a pattern on to a gown but the surface was too small so it didn’t look as effective so I’ve tried it on the bedding and I am quite happy with the outcome. I want to try out more interiors surfaces for displacement mapping.

I decided to do displacement mapping on to bedding. It looks good but I am not as happy with it as I expected to be.

I decided to move on from the bedding and try hospital curtains. First I’ve done the bottom right one but not all the patterns worked with each other and the order of the patterns didn’t work quite right. I really like the outcome on the left.

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.

Ordering samples online for research

As I have mentioned before I order free samples on line from many companies my favourites being Laura Ashley, John Lewis or Farrow and Ball.

To find out more about ordering samples

I make sure I order samples from different companies and collections to really see the difference in making and designing. I wanted to have a close look at what the industry was doing, it was hard for me to research hospital gowns so I decided to focus on repeat patterns. This was a great way to see how and what patterns work well together and how they are valued in the industry.