Using the motifs I had drawn at home I recreated them in different mediums. I thought this one(above) worked particularly well in ink, while some of my designs were more effective in thin charcoal. It was nice using the photocopier to repeat and rearrange the designs and see how they might work at different angles and interconnecting.
Using a Tim Walker image I drew out 7 colours I thought work well together and made multiple colour charts in varying proportions. Also, following on from the workshop on 1st I developed my drawings by choosing the best features and increasing their size and mounting onto A2 paper in preparation for making screen prints. I also played with photocopying to create repeat patterns and splicing to rearrange certain elements.
In the library I was drawn to arts and crafts patterns, which I think is a good place to start as I often draw on Morris’ work when cutting stencils. Many of the curved and pointed shapes, like in this Thomas Wardle block print, are forms I feel confident drawing and cutting.
As much as I found the Tim Walker exhibits curious, especially the historic Book of Hours and seeing where his inspiration has come from, I found Zandra Rhodes’ drawings and textiles contained plenty of repetition with circular and straight forms which could be a big influence on my panelled skirt design ideas.
Following on from yesterday’s lecture on the developments in Art education, and having been introduced to the significance of the Bauhaus, I developed observational drawings of the college buildings and utilised their aesthetic features. Working in black and white was important to see these drawings potential for print and repeated motifs.