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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

Friday, 14 October 2011

Such a busy bee!

Today has been super busy - full day at uni, digital print workshop getting ready to print some test samples, drawing out repeat layouts onto tracing paper ready to transfer onto koda trace to experiment with screen print, more photoshop designs! I think it is fair to say I am working really hard on this project and really enjoying it!

This design is a development of the sparrow repeat that I showed in an earlier post with the cream background. I wanted to create a placement print with the motifs instead and I am really pleased with this outcome. Similar to the other placement print that I showed yesterday I think that this design could be used on a variety of products including curtains, cushions and blinds. I think this colour scheme works better than the last and fits in well with my theme "The Secret Garden"; the dark background and flat floral/foliage pattern on the bottom are dark and mysterious but the birds pop out from the design in brighter colours.

I have taken out the branch on this design where the bird sat on top of and put it on top of the flowers instead. This is due to the branch being used in another one of my designs and repeating imagery would limit potential selling opportunities in the future. I have made the flowers a little brighter this time to add a touch more colour to attract the eye which I think works nicely.

What do you think?

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