Over the last week, I've been working on an exciting new idea to combine my love of surface design and new fabric printing skills to bring new ideas to my Major Project! Here are my latest - probably most favourite so far - illustrations. Using my bright colour palette really brings to life the Mediterranean visual themes, and simplifying and abstracting the imagery a little allows more versatility and and a refreshing visual language.
(The following three images were created digitally, working from a hand sketched rough composition layout, BUT after printing them out, I actually prefer the re-scanned images! I think it helps to mattify and give texture to the image)
For a more final outcome to this project - as my final deadline is looming at only 8 weeks away! - I would love to print these designs and/or similar onto canvas material, to up-cycle a Deck Chair for the beach!
I think a brilliant way to realise this project, would be to bring the Mediterranean to Bournemouth beach (where I'm studying). I will be able to hand print these myself and think they would make for a fun photoshoot on the beach here! Bringing together my love for bright colour, abstract illustration and print, and surface pattern design, I have begun to digitally mock up some deck chair visuals ... and have begun to test small paper and fabric samples (scaled down) on a miniature deck chair.
Here are some of my favourites ...