I am currently studying at my final year of a BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design degree. I am a surface designer and my specialist area is gift design, I could spend hours in a shop searching through cards, wraps and tags.
is all about colour, I feel colour is my strength. I love using bright and
vibrant colours in my work and I feel this is how I define myself and my work.
My colour palette tends to include oranges, yellows, blues, greens, purples and
reds. I have a quirky drawing style which I feel links in well with the colour
schemes which I tend to use and adds a unique touch to my work. As my colour
palette is so bright and my drawing has a naïve touch to it they link well as
the colours bring out the unusual characteristics of my drawings. Although my
drawings may not always represent the item, person or animal I am drawing in a
realistic way but I feel this is my take on how they look. As I am nearing the
end of my university course I am focusing on developing my style and working
very hard to develop my products.
My Final Major Project is all about
‘Crowd’ I have chosen to look at this in a very abstract way meaning I have
looked at shapes and objects rather than crowds of people, my colour palette is
very bright which links in well with my trend. Although I tend to specialise in
gift design for wraps, cards and tags I have decided to do something a bit out
of my comfort zone and make a rug! My rug is going to be made with wools and
will portray my final design. I am also making cushion designs and packaging to
go with my rug to show how it can be used in a room setting.
I have two
blogs but use my tumblr one more, they are: http://abbierussell.tumblr.com/
I also have a