It has been a while since I spent time designing, so this month I decided to get back into it. Its been a little mixed to start which is normal – there are always designs I like and ones that I file away :-). Without giving it a go though, you never find the design you want to actually make.
This design was influenced by the placement and direction I saw in the negative space of this photo. I used triangles as I find them best to represent movement.
I loved the idea of representing the shutters in my design with the little roofs. As I was developing the shutters I liked the dark line of the hinges which I also incorporated.
I decided that my final design need to be a more dense representation of the shutters. So this landed up being my final design.
I loved the colors in this palette and wanted to somehow represent the flowers without them being to definitive, slightly abstract. There are a couple of placement things I will change if I make this.
I took this photo on a trip to Florence a while back. Florence was not my favorite Italian city but this bridge was amazing.
The inspiration for this design is the roofs and the bridge form of Florence Ponte Vecchio.
I loved the white concrete brick placement around the windows in the middle building. I used that placement to make this ombre dot design.
I loved the stripey towel and the vertical lines of the deck. I used these lines in my design.
I wanted to play with prints using this palette. I have this idea for a design using the Speed bumps road markings. Lets see how this develops as I have another palette in mind as well.
I love this palette, as it would be great for transparency design. I wanted though something very minimalist being inspired by a book I am reading on Ralph Hotere (NZ artist).
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