Some time ago, when I started working on my new textile print project, as one from several different options coming to my mind, I decided to treat it freely and colorfully, using my watercolor skills. I already made some sketches which are bringing me to the final project, but I still need to work on composition to make it easy to multiply on fabrics.
I'm really into shades of purple lately, so all my sketches oscillate between the darkest violets and the brightest magenta. I love how intense and strong the color could be, and on the other hand how subtle and light when needed. I think I should work more on oranges and greens, to discover a similar range of possibilities for them, because surely they do have a such.
Each watercolor presents my daily mood somehow, and it might sound bizarre but I didn't realize it at first. I noticed it after a few days and I found it as a huge revelation! The truth known by atrtists for centuries. Brilliant, really. Thumbs up for me! So the first one is all about my thoughts about summer, sunny days, juicy strawberries, playing around vibrant atmosphere. I'm all into this mood for a few days right now because the temperature reached 22° and after a light rain it smells freshness, greenery and Spring. Just can't wait my holidays or at least a day off to jump into this cheer. Lucky for me, it bids fair I'll have a long weekend at the beginning of May!
These two watercolors wich you can see below are painted on a different kind of paper, so the depth of color is slightly different, shapes are more rugged and the paper structure is locally visible. Thanks to that the sketchy effect is simply more evident.
I've spent my day on the project which you can see above. It's only a half of what I've done but these are my favourite! I chenged a little bit the range of color wich I showed you when speaking about watercolors. They were too garish. I think, what I picked in here, is more subtle and elegant. I hope you like it! I'm still working on boys so I'll share the result soon.
A few months ago I shared with you my reflections about designer's uniform - the same set of clothing every day, claiming that it release the creativity and allows to fully express your mind in your work. If you liked it, I found an interesting artilce which you migt enjoy, referring to my argument. I've already shared it on Twitter, but because I feel like I found my soul mate in Matilda Kahl, I'm sharing it also here: english version and polish version. Enjoy!
Remember my post about an office I designed? Since I decided to concentrate in here on my projects I would like to look back for a while and show you a bit more of this. This project was created in collaboration with Workplace Solutions. You can see more pictures in Provident's gallery on their website (or on my Office board on Pinterest here and here). It's such a wonderfull feeling to know that your project is well received! Everything is customized and adapted to employees so every day is like made especially for them. I'm so pleased when I see them smiling and being satisfied with their office. Feeling so blessed for the opportunity of working with their office managment team! It was amazing time and I hope there will be more projects like this one in our futures.
When trying to work out my inspiration for a textile prints I made some watercolor sketches. I'm not sure about them, thought they look quite freely and colorfully. I think I'll sketch some graphic drawings too, to have a comparison and to be able to make a good choice for my collection.
As a young child I used to play in a garden and observe all the bugs hidden between leaves and flowers. I was following them in theirs daily duties like collecting tiny sticks and chewing vege tidbits. I was completely fascinated by their shimmering colors and various shapes, little antennae and legs, and I truly loved to draw them!
A few days ago, wondering about an inspiration for my children's fashion collection I went back to my childhood fascination and decided to focus on beetles as a leading topic. On my Pinterst board with inspirations for fashion projects you'll find the most relevant photos I found. It is so inspiring! It gives me wide range of possibilities when it comes to fabrics, prints, and colors which I can adapt to gender and age of my target group. After preliminary sketches I've chosen lilac and salmon color for girls and turquoise and blue for boys. I've matched also two tints of russet to make my collection a bit more sophisticated and elegant than only childish and joyful.
I'm learning. I'm doing the best I can right now, and I'm getting better with it every day - Peter Clifford