Sunday, 21 October 2012

'Black is the new white'

Here are a few designs I came up with for the Black and White design brief from this months Tigerprint Competition. This brief was for an overall print design using a limited colour palette. I experimented with different media such as hand drawn doodles using pencil and ink and drawings using a graphics tablet, these were then manipulated to create these fun repeat prints. 

I am proud to say that out of just over 600 entries, two of my designs Ruffle and Dark Ruffle made it into the top 25 designs, with Dark ruffle actually winning this months competition! :) To see the winning entry and the lovely entries by the runners up, click here!

Hearts and Doodles © Louise Harrison 2012
Dark Hearts and Doodles © Louise Harrison 2012
 Ruffle © Louise Harrison 2012

Dark Ruffle © Louise Harrison 2012

Sequined Floral © Louise Harrison 2012
Stitched & Sequined Floral © Louise Harrison 2012


Triangle Boom © Louise Harrison 2012

Layered Feather © Louise Harrison 2012
Tangled Floral © Louise Harrison 2012

Monday, 8 October 2012

MOYO - Surface Pattern Magazine

Well, I've just had a read of MOYO, an online magazine dedicated to surface pattern design. It was created by design enthusiasts Rachael Taylor & Beth Nicholls. The magazine will be published quarterly and contain everything from interviews with designers, creative design briefs, art reviews, student showcases, trend and design ideas and tips, but most of all there is oodles of  inspiration!
The magazine is a free resource so if your like me and love all things surface, click here for the link...

Image © Do What you Love & Rachael Taylor Designs