For my Final Major Project I have been given a word “tropical” . I have started doing research as soon as I got brief because I didn’t want to waste any time like I did with previous projects . I have decided to be focus on it and to do my best. In this project I have done enough research, both primary and secondary. I have spent a lot of time on my development stage and I have really enjoyed it.
First I have visited few garden centres to take photos of tropical plants and fruits to have something to start with. I have also done research of artists who use tropical theme in their work such as Lera Efremova, Camilla Frances Prints and Doops designs and they all have had a big influence in my work, they all use vibrant colour in their work. I have choosen to get inspiration from them because I have decided to create surface patterns for my final major project and I wanted them to be very colourful and eye catching. I am very pleased with my final outcomes as I have spent a lot of time on them. I have created a range of tropical patterns with pineapples, cactuses and tropical leaves and I have decided to print them on different surfaces. To create them I have used different medias such as acrylics, quink ink or fineliners. A business that I own is focused mainly on designing childrenswear that is why I have created colourful patterns ideal for children, my pineapple and cactuses pattern are very colourful and look great printed on fabric. I have made few outfits for children, cushion covers and I have also printed patterns on wallpaper. I have designed different patterns to show that they can be printed on many surfaces. I have taken part in Teenage Market in Blackburn and I have displayed my some of my final outcomes there. It was a great experience for me, I was able to find out if my designs are marketable and I have got positive feedback from people.
During this project I have discovered what my strengths are. I have found out that I really enjoy using acrylic , watecolor paints are fineliners to create sketches which I could scan and design seamless and repeated patterns in Photoshop. I have learnt a lot about taking good photographs and editing them . I have developed strong interest in surface pattern and it is something that I want to focus on in future and learn more about it.
I have enjoyed this project from first day I found my action plan really useful. Planning each week of my work in college helped me a lot, it showed me how important it is to be organised. If I had to make any improvements I would probably spend a little bit more time editing my patterns and experiment with different colours. I think that my work has been an overall success. I am excited to see my final outcomes presented in the exhibition space.