Although I have defined a focus for the project I have yet to outline any of the design decisions such as the colour scheme or what technique will be used to create the mushroom illustrations. Therefore, after defining the theme I collected a body of visual research reviewing wallpaper type patterns and illustrations to help inform the project design decisions.
- Pattern is rather sporadic and does't have much order - relevant to the untamed nature of plant and tree growth.
- Layers of leaves, branches and flowers help to create a busy, layered aesthetic that helps to draw the viewer in and capture interest.
- Additionally, the colour scheme used on this design is really effective, all of the colours seem to be muted which ensures the outcome is not too imposing.
- This pattern has more order to it than ones previously reviewed and yet creates a sporadic appearance through the placement of small details such as the flowers and leaves.
- It looks like water colour paints have been used to create the pattern due to the inconsistencies of the solid colours.
- Using watercolour paints to create my response is a relevant method of producing my illustrations due to the natural feel it gives to outcomes.
- The pastel colour scheme used on the above outcome ensures that the outcome is not too garish and distracting.
- Mushroom pattern shows how my final outcome could be composed.
- The illustrations of the mushrooms are really affective and strike a visual balance due to their red caps and pale stems.
- Pattern created with objects found in nature, in this case, leaves.
- A similar technique could be used to create my outcome. However, finding and documenting the desired mushrooms would almost impossible due to their geographical location and legal status.
- Hand rendered watercolour pattern - identified by the inconsistency of solid colour.
- Although the pattern is appealing due to the consistent colour scheme and interesting visual nature of the flamingos I think the piece would benefit form a background colour other than white.
- This pattern is interesting due to the varying perspectives the artist has given the pinecones.
RELEVANT TECHNIQUES -
- Pastel/Muted colour scheme.
- Watercolour illustrations.
- Play with perspective & positioning when creating pattern.