I've got a deadline on Tuesday for my design work, just to see how we're getting on and what direction we need to go in next.
So this week I've been scanning my work into my computer and getting it ready to be laser cut onto the fabric I choose. It's all speeding along pretty fast, but I'm enjoying the project so I just hope it all ends up looking good.
Below are my newest drawings, I hand cut parts of them out to see how it would look when laser cut, and I have to say I'm quite happy with the results, but please let me know what you think. You tend to like your own work, sadly thats not how it works out in the design world, it's the people who will buy it that you need to target.
The black shapes are where I've cut through, I just put black card behind the gaps so they would stand out when I scanned them. Also if some of them seem to not quite fit together it's because I used an A4 scanner (all I could get hold of at this time) and slotted them together in Photoshop. I will of course tweek these on Illustrator in the next couple of weeks.
So I now need to put together 2 collections, so I thought i'd base one around the vines and maybe small details in the background that have been cut out. Then the second on bigger shapes, like the first design at the top. Not sure how i'd do that with a laser cutter though.
Below is the vine drawing from before, and this is how it would work in repeat, so now imagine it as a fabric, pretty neat ey? They arn't neatly linked together because I'm going to sort that out on Illustrator, but it's just to give you an idea of how it will look.
I'll do some designs for if it was used in clothing at some point, probably after my work has been checked over. I want to know I'm at least going in the right direction.
Let me know what you think.