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Delicate designs with an illustrative edge - highly detailed surface pattern and illustration, inspired by life and created with love. Sarah Fleming is a graduate of Cleveland College of Art & Design, where she studied Textiles and Surface Design, specialising in design for the home furnishings and greetings market. Inspired by the detail and beautiful patterns found in nature and her surroundings, Sarah is motivated to achieve beautiful, highly informative observational drawings. She showed an interest in Art from a very early age and has developed a great passion for Textiles and Surface Design. This huge passion spurs her on to work extremely hard, full of enthusiasm to create new and exciting design ideas. Sarah has developed a detailed, tight drawing style which helps her to achieve her beautiful observational drawings. However, she is also able to work in a very sketchy, illustrative style too - showing her as a very versatile designer, capable of adapting where relevant to confidently produce designs for both the commercial and more niche markets. For work enquiries please contact Sarah at sarahfleming11@hotmail.com

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Brain is buzzing..

I have been up and awake for just two hours and already have another design!
This one is also a further development of an initial design that I played around with. The sketchy floral and foliage motif is taken from a simple stick & ink drawing which did not look very appealing in my sketchbook, but once scanned into Photoshop and manipulated it has come alive! I simply but together a block repeat and duplicated that layer four times, changing the colours, rotating and overlaying them. For such a simple linear pattern, I think the overall design looks really effective.