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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

Monday, 20 February 2012

Exciting News!

Today I have had interest from a Photography student at CCAD with regards to collaborating with him. He is interested in my circle designs that I put together (see here) to add into some of his photographs for his FMP, which may then be displayed in a gallery in London!
This is all still in its initial stages but its a very exciting prospect, will keep you all posted!

But anyway, I have been working back in my sketchbook with my new colour palette to further develop my designs. I have included a few little photos below...

And so today I mixed up new pigments for my new colours and have been experimenting in the print rooms with two of my designs printing some A2 wallpaper samples.
Pigments include standard, opaque, metallic and pearl so far but I plan to introduce foils and flock in areas once I start to add more detail.

This design is just the initial linear pattern which needs the centres adding in by hand, but I still think it looks really effective as it is!

This design still has another colour separation to be added which is the linear detail of the petals of the flowers, but again I think the silhouettes of the flowers joined together look quite effective as they are!

I am not happy with the brightness of the green on this design, I feel it is a little sickly and does not compliment the other colours well so I will be developing this tomorrow once I am back in the print rooms!


  1. These kodas are looking really exciting - can't wait to see the colours!

  2. Thanks Ingrid, feel much happier now colours are a lot more eyecatching x