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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

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Wacky for Wallpaper

Today has been another productive one; I am always happiest when designing wallpaper layouts and it is definitely showing in how well things are going. I love seeing designs develop - from a single motif into a repeat and then into coloured patterns. It is a long process and tests focus and patience, but it is definitely worth it when you see the final painted outcomes!
I feel really inspired at the moment and I am eager to continue working hard.

This is my fourth design idea - the floral motifs create an interesting pattern but the design will come alive once I start to experiment with colour, media and different backgrounds.
I intend to start playing around with colour ways and techniques over the next few days so watch this space!!

Above - a little bit of experimentation with my pencils and waterbrush from Derwent. There are some lovely colours; I am especially looking forward to using the beautiful metallic pencils!

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