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With this month’s challenge we are moving on to the Spring ’19 season with florals! Michelle detected 3 inspiring trends for florals:
1) Subtle, monotone florals with pops in some or all of the ground or motifs. Try playing with pencil shading, simplified floral silhouettes, and layers of foliage to achieve this look.
2) Digital/space inspired florals with a feminine tech look. This trend is sleek, but still soft and feminine. Check out Shyanne Clarke’s guest expert training for some ideas to get started.
3) Large scale florals are a bolder direction, with inspiration to be found in retro ’60’s and ’70’s fabrics as well as more modern interpretations. You might choose to go for a clean vector or experiment with something more textural using stamps or incorporating the cut and paste trend.
Last week designer Maria Ogedengbe showed us how to work with a wax pen to create a series of adire designs in Adobe Photoshop and various ways of telling stories through our pattern work.
Maria Ogedengbe earned her MFA from Yale University School of Art in Painting/Printmaking. Her studio, ESTUDIO mariaurora, is located in Kansas City’s West Bottoms. She has completed projects and residencies in Mexico, Spain, and Nigeria – including hands-on research in textile arts in Lagos and Abeokuta. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held in galleries at the University of Lagos, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo in Oaxaca, Mexico, among other venues.
Weekly Art Critique
Don’t forget to join us for our live art critiques held every Thursday at 1pm Eastern. This is a fun event where Lab members come together to review artwork and ask questions about pattern design, marketing and sales. Registration links are emailed out every Thursday morning and a link can also be found in our Weekly Art Critique forum.
Textile Design Lab members can watch past critiques here.