Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Final Major Project So Far . . . .

So, I have finally got round to updating my blog. I am well in to my major project now and the pressure is on. Time seems to be running away with me and I am far too aware that it will all be over soon. I am enjoying every minute, even when I'm stressed, and will be really sad when I finish.

Anyway I thought I would share some images from my drawing sheets. I am producing designs for wallpapers. My theme is 'Botanical', flora based like my previous projects. This time I wanted to make it a bit different. I started thinking about adding a geometric twist and came up with the idea of mosaic. Then one thing led to another and I ended up drawing flowers in a squared form on graph paper.

I am really pleased with my squared drawings. I like how from a distance it is not as obvious that they are made up of squares and they take on the form of the flower, like a trick of the eye.

It takes me a long time to produce these drawings but I think they are worth the time and effort I put into them. I really enjoy painting them but I get a little bit frustrated towards the end as my eyes start to feel square :)

I am quite far into the development process now, which involves experimenting with my drawings on tracing paper layouts. I have six final designs which I am painting out by hand. It's going to be a long process. I will update with my progress when I have some more images to post.