Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Abbie Russell

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.
My work 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:

I also have a facebook

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