Monday, May 20, 2013

Oh Surtex. I get so very depressed when I see all the lovely patterns and illustrations you show off from fabulous designers actually making it out there. 
It's just pure jealousy I swear. 
On a perkier note everyone... Take a look at these wonderful designs exhibited at this years Surtex. 
(somephotos borrowed from Print Pattern -also a super favourite blog of mine).

Thursday, May 16, 2013

More houses! From my House series
The first are my version of the houses on Tinakori road in Wellington -old style victorian era. 
The second are New York style Apartment buildings.

New York! 
From my city series
(quick photo of finished New York drawing yet to be scanned in proper).

Friday, May 10, 2013

Fun website/blog!

Thanks to NZ news website Stuff I've been introduced to Lorde (real name: Ella Yelich-O'Connor). 
Crazily she's making it big in NZ and tipped overseas to be the next big thing in music AND she's done it all without the 'help' of reality tv shows...
Am quite liking her Royals song, the music's a bit indie, hipsterish but growing on me.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mary Katrantzou

Alexander McQueen

Basso & Brooke

Peter Pilotto

I'd always thought the main reason to use/design digital textile patterns was so that you could create something amazing made up of loads of other amazing things in millions of amazing colours that you couldn't possibly screen print without going mad over layers and screens.... 
Turns out even the simplest of patterns are digitally printed these days (dots, chevons, single colour...). 
I bring this up because I've opted to join in on a two day course at Auckland University in July in their textile department, learning all about using Photoshop and digital printing. I vaguely remember bits and pieces from a similar course I took one semester in Uni but I don't think I was really focusing....  
So my dilemma now is trying to think of a theme so I can gather the base photos/marks/items to scan to create said above amazing digital designs... I have faith...  I also have a whole lot of time to think it over. 
Any ideas feel free to let me know! 
(Above are a few of my fav digital pattern designers).