Inspired by TImorous Beasties, using my primary sketches I created two basic surface patterns - one half drop and one full drop. I decided to stick to a simple monochromatic colour scheme as this would be appropriate to take through into screen printing if I decide to take this idea further. I really like how the simplicity of the repeat patterns and colours contrast against the very delicate, detailed imagery used and I would like to take these print ideas into textiles of some form, be it interior textiles or fashion.
Timorous Beasties is a design company based in Glasgow specialising in textiles and wallpapers. Founded in 1990, they have since won awards for ”Best Emerging British Luxury Brand” and ”British Luxury Design Talent” and sell their products internationally. Their range of printed fabrics and wallpapers often feature natural forms, often insects or florals in a very delicate, fine style, similar to that I used in my initial sketches. I particularly like the simplicity of their half drop and full drop prints, and would like to try and create something along these lines myself.
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Inspired by Adrian Baxter’s work, I created a set of fineliner illustrations based on both primary and secondary research of taxidermy, anatomy and the human form. I mostly used dotwork as I found that this acheived the best results, but also experimented with other mark making techniques to add tone. I am very pleased with how these drawings turned out, despite how time-consuming the process was. The resulting quality will allow me to take these further into surface design, pattern and print.
Adrian Baxter Illustration
Adrian Baxter is a British illustrator who works with fineliner to create very delicate, detailed pieces, often with a macabre feel. He uses a range of fine mark making techniques to create different textures/surfaces, contrasted with areas of blackout and sometimes colour. I like the way the simple colour schemes of his work are contrasted with such intricate, fine details and how he uses mark making to create a range of tones contrasted against strong areas of light and dark. I would like to try and work in a similar way, experimenting with fineliner and mark-making to create a set of illustrations based on my primary research for this project.
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I feel like some sort of introduction is necessary…
Starting a clothing company has been a dream of mine for the past couple of years, but I’ve never really known where to begin, nor have I had the time to do it. I decided to throw myself in at the deep end and see what happens, basically, seeing as I’m finishing college in the summer and don’t have any other plans of where to go from there.
This is in it’s very early stages at the moment, but I’ll be keeping this blog updated with any progress. Right now I’m designing and sourcing materials to make things from, and possibly getting some t-shirts printed. I hope to specialize in vintage reproduction/rockabilly clothing, along side creating one of a kind pieces/commissions Eventually, I’m hoping to expand and start selling vintage pieces and perhaps a small range of pin-up inspired lingerie.
p.s. I didn’t know what photograph to put with this, so here’s me looking like a crazy cat lady…
Today I finally started working on my clothing company - something I’ve been wanting to do for the past two years but never felt confident enough to do so. It’s still in the early stages but would be appreciated if you could check it out