Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Horsing Around and painting

Here are a few photos of the design process behind the Hiccups printed bed linen designs. I start by sketching out a rough repeat straight onto the watercolour paper, followed by a detailed pencil outline ready for painting.

The smaller scale floral reverse and sheet set design.

I paint the design using designers gouache - easy to control, bright and opaque colours that can be watered down to create soft wash effects.

Once the design is completely painted I then outline the motifs in pencil for definition.

The finished artwork - ready for the printing mill!

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