Well, after four years at AUB, today was my FINAL deadline and I finished uni!!
My degree has been a back and forth fight between understanding, getting it right and enjoying my learning process. Through this, it took a few projects and some break downs to get my practice to where it is now: Whatever happens with my grade, in the last few months I feel I have created a strong portfolio I am happy with and enjoy showing to people!
I veered away from "typical" illustration as I just didn't enjoy it, which led to a lot of frustration throughout my degree, but I persevered and found a method I now love. A lot of my work is colour strong and this has become my biggest influence and material. For my major project I focussed around the theme of the Mediterranean and creating an idyllic, romanticised holiday landscape.
I want to create versatile, bright illustrations that through application can be enjoyed by their buyer. I see myself as an illustrator and surface pattern designer, and wish to head down the textiles/interiors route: Check out my Professional Practice report on my about me page to see what I'm aiming for! So for my final project, I created an array of prints and printed textiles to showcase my colourful Mediterranean.
I am so so pleased with my overall body of work for this unit and finalised outcomes, that I hope to continue to produce to push me into a career path. Creating colourful, fun, typical holiday-esque compositions that I can adapt and utilise as surface patterns. Using the bold process colours (cyan, magenta, yellow) as my palette and playing with overlays to produce new shapes, I designed a series of screen prints, risographs, and fabric deck chair covers: Bringing the Mediterranean to Bournemouth beach!