Tuesday, 15 November 2011

More boards

So this afternoon I have been getting my research boards up to scratch before handing in and this is what I have ended up with. I know this should have been done at the beginning of the project and I had done some but I have obviously developed the project so I have tweaked the ones I had done and neatened them up etc.

I think the colour one especially looks really good (particularly with one of my finals behind, it shows that I kept - kinda - to the colours pallete I planned)

1 board down... I don't know how many still to go...

I've finished my product board for my minor project and I think it looks awesome!!!!
I chose two rooms from http://www.dezeen.com/2010/04/22/eugene-lounge-chair-by-stefan-diez-for-e15/ to add my designs to. I chose them because they were white and quite minimalistic which would make my designs stand out more.

I've added a picture of the original room aswell as one with my alterations.



Once printed I placed them on a board with some material samples and a paper sample to show exactly what I have added to the room, and what they are meant for.

I am really pleased with how these have turned out... Let me know what you think.

Monday, 14 November 2011

'It's the final countdown...'

So its the last week for the minor project... Deadline is on Friday (gulp).

I've been working hard but there is still a long way to go, it's mostly writing stuff to do now (yawn) but fingers crossed I'll get it all done with time to spare (I know there will be a late nighter on Thursday before hand in, but it won't be doing work, Breaking dawn comes out and has a midnight showing so me and my friend Michelle are going to that :-P )

I'll post again soon with more images of how it is going but for now I should probably get back to work...

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

New record

Wow 44 viewings of my blog in one day (and the days not over yet)... thats a new record :-) keep viewing everyone :-) keep that number going up.

Final wallpaper designs

So money gone and prints collected... and they look AWESOME!!!!

I thought I would do a quick post to show you all what they came out like. I put all 8 out on the floor to see how they work together (not that they fit in the space I had very well, they are rather large) and think they look really interesting. Each one is so different from any of the others in the collection. I also picked my favourite and stuck it up in my bay to see what it looked like on the wall aswell.

None have random white lines at the repeat points which I am thrilled about, and the colour is really bright making them stand out really well.

Gulp... my poor bank account

So my bank account has taken a hit today :-S I have managed to get my designs to a stage where they are ready to be printed and each one is costing me £10 to print. I have eight of them... :-S This is just onto paper as well. I want to print a few (smaller scale though) onto fabric to show what they could look like on furnishing fabrics which will cost me more money.

For now below is my final collection which I have printed out... Let me know what you think in the comments...

Monday, 7 November 2011

Deciding scales...

Even though I haven’t finished with my catch up sessions for this project I thought I would post about something I have done today. I’m at the stage where I am preparing to print my final designs. Today I have spent the day printing my 53 x 53 cm squares out (to scale – I’ve had fun doing six piece jigsaws getting them to fit together correctly) I wanted to see what the sizes would be like when they were printed properly, especially as a few I had two different choices for sizes. I needed to look at them full size to see which worked the best.

I think this is my final choices. I have chosen two of the bigger scales and one of smaller. I think these fit together better. There are some large designs and some smaller which works nicely.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Catch up... Photos

After changing my project to reflection I tried to find some more things to draw. These are some photos I took of the most interesting things I found. While sitting on my train one morning at Newcastle station I noticed the condensation on the window which I thought looked really interesting so I got my camera out and took a quick picture. I like how the closer drops are really clear whereas the further ones are blurred out. I think you notice the two halves more that way.

I also found a paper weight in the shape of a diamond I’ve had for a while so I brought it into college and tried to take some interesting pictures with it. I chose instead of just doing it by itself I would try and see what it would look like with some of my past work underneath etc. I love the colour and patterns it creates.

So after doing this and drawing from these the development began... I may get round to adding some designs on here to show how I went from one thing to another to get my finals but to be honest there is alot of it and I don't know if I will have time... So for the time being I think it's time to stay up to date and start posting about things as they happen...

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Catch up continued...

As I haven’t posted in a while I thought I would try and add a couple more image of my work so far as I have a little bit of time. We’re going back to the start of the term here where I had to continue drawing.

Before talking to my tutors for the first time I drew this interesting line drawing from one of my drawings. I think it is quite a nice image and something that I could develop with. I put it onto Photoshop and made it into a stamp to create the repeat that I have also posted on here. I love the 3rd image of the repeat with sections coloured with another pattern. I thought this was an interesting idea mixing designs together and think this one especially works great.

After talking to my tutors and the other girls in my class my project changed to reflections instead of just ‘tea total’ so I had more width to work with. Due to this I had to try and draw some more objects. It’s easy finding things to draw for this but at the same time it’s really hard to find something interesting and different because there is so much reflective items but they reflect a person etc. This is an interesting quick drawing I did in the observational drawing workshop. The photo is obviously not what I drew but only part of it. I thought it was an interesting image though.