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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, 2 February 2012


Most of my time today has been spent on possible design entries for two competitions that I have looked into - more details on these will be posted soon once my ideas are finalised!
But tonight I have been experimenting on Photoshop to produce abstract backgrounds with circles for my sketchy floral design (see here). I have found it much quicker and easier to change the colour ways using my mac as drawing this type of pattern accurately is very time consuming by hand.
I want my designs to be colourful but tasteful and I think I have achieved some lovely colour ways with my chosen colour palette... what do you think?


  1. Firstly,thank you Sarah for the positive comment that you left on my blog.
    I like the idea of combining tight geometrics with looser more organic and sketchy imagery. What has inspired your colourways?

  2. Hi Joy, you're welcome!
    Thank you for your comment, I'm glad you like my FMP theme. My colour inspiration has come mainly from my visual research; I used the eye dropper tool on Photoshop on a few of my photographs to pick out colours I liked and put a palette together!

  3. I love the top one. Have you decided which your going for yet? or you going to use them all?

  4. Aww thank you for your comment Emma! I'm not too sure yet. I think they all work really well so I am going to see how my other designs develop and see which fits in best with the collection!