Project 2: Building a Response – Colour Palette

Project 2 aims to use the drawings created in Project 1 to build a response that can be further developed into a textile collection. The first part of this project focuses on identifying and presenting a colour palette. I found it easiest to create colour chips at the same time as the simple stripe designs. … Continue reading Project 2: Building a Response – Colour Palette

Project 1: Developing Visual Research

The first part of this section is to create 8-10 drawings based on our chosen still-life. The still-life I created was based on the theme of medicinal plants as outlined in this post. A photograph of the included plants and materials can be seen below Inspired by early taxonomy sketches I used pen and ink … Continue reading Project 1: Developing Visual Research

Assignment Three: Colour Communication – The Brief and Selection Process

The aims of this assignment are to: employ a process of evaluation and selection of my own workdemonstrate effective design, layout and presentation skills in the visual communication and presentation of my work. The brief is to use the work from Projects One and Two to develop and create a beautifully presented colour resource book. … Continue reading Assignment Three: Colour Communication – The Brief and Selection Process

Review Point: Quality of Outcome

For this module Quality of Outcome is worth 20% of the marks and is defined as 'content, application of knowledge, presentation of work in a coherent manner, discernment, conceptualisation of thoughts and communication of ideas'. This criteria will be particularly pertinent to Assignment Three so I thought I would pause and take stock at this … Continue reading Review Point: Quality of Outcome

Exercise 3.3: Watercolour Studies

The aims of this exercise are to: explore and gain an understanding of opacities of colour through the observation and recording of transparent and semi-transparent objectsextract colour palettes and proportions of colour from a self-selected first-hand visual source The brief of this exercise was to paint out a series of stripe designs based on the … Continue reading Exercise 3.3: Watercolour Studies

Research Point 2: Digital Colour Resources

Although textiles is predominantly explored physically, this research prompt encourages us to look at a variety of digital colour resources. In order to experiment with these websites and compare them I decided to use a photograph I have taken as the inspiration for building colour palettes. The photograph of a hat made of feathers from … Continue reading Research Point 2: Digital Colour Resources

Research Point 1: Colour Palettes and Proportion

The aim of this research is to look at the colour work of some textile artists and designers starting with the names listed below. Voyage Decoration Voyage Decoration create elegant prints based on themes, many of which have a beautiful watercolour or sketched aesthetic. For example their "Alchemy" prints are based in "[s]hades of blue, … Continue reading Research Point 1: Colour Palettes and Proportion