Week two – Home Decor. This week in hindsight is very amusing! The brief we got was “paisleys”, and I have to admit my first thought was, arrrrrrgh yuk. There is something I like about paisleys but in general they would not be my favourite thing. The thing I do like is that they are so decorative and can be so intricate, so I started off with a very intricate design and it took me over a complete day of drawing to complete. When we got the brief to do plates I played around with many things, one of them being a design with Japanese Koi fish, I plan on coming back to this design later and using it for something else, it also flooded my head with other ideas that I hope I will get to play with, I have kept a book full of ideas.
I however then went off on a tangent and wanted to do paisley hair or dresses and played with that, finally my play let to paisley eyelashes and suddenly veghead was born. I have to admit it is a very strange design and it seems a millions miles away from where I started but it was good fun.
I tried the design in just ink, in gouache, and then in concentrated watercolours, which is the one I preferred. I then created two more for the series, one called fruity , and one called chocoholic.
After that I placed them onto plates and mugs and completed the presentation.
I realise that this is a rather wacky design but still I like it and that is good enough for meHope you enjoyed it