Demi Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha

Above is a link to my Pecha Kucha which I am presenting tomorrow. The slides include my drawings from life drawing sessions and drawings which I chose to base my designs on from Term One, my favourite technique I learnt within the Photoshop and Illustrator workshops, my mood board and colour scheme, my five final designs and my bibliography.

I’m quite nervous to present tomorrow, but I’m happy with all my designs so hopefully I will be ok!


Digital Summary

I have been attending Digital workshops over the past three weeks. These have included Photoshop workshops and Illustrator workshops. I found these sessions incredibly interesting and helpful as I’d only ever used these programmes briefly. I feel that I have come up with some really successful designs using these programmes which I will post below.

The theme of the module was Florals and Life Drawing. I attended one of the scheduled life drawing sessions but decided to base my designs on florals. I experimented with different colour schemes and themes, even including weaponry into some of my designs to add  a more edgy element. I came to the conclusion to base my designs for a target audience of a very feminine young woman, the designs would be used for stationary. I researched designers and looked online for tutorials and blogs, one blog I found extremely helpful was Bowie Styles Print and Pattern – there is also a book by Bowie styles which I looked at.

The majority of my designs are quite simplistic, however I feel they would be very successful for what I produced them for. Though I am happy with my designs, I wish I had used my previous drawings from Term One in more of my designs as I think my design using my lily drawing is my strongest design.

During the three weeks, I’ve learnt a wide range of different techniques which I documented and put into a technical file. Some examples of what we covered include Basic of Photoshop – creating shapes and filling them with colour, creating flowers using Photoshop, creating shapes and repeat patterns in Illustrator, using the gradient tool in Illustrator etc.

For the module hand in, I was required to create a Demi – Pecha Kucha, a presentation of 10 slides, a mood board with a colour board, 5 final designs, a technical file and a research file.

Here are my final designs:






Mood Board & Colour Scheme

 Here is my mood board and colour scheme for my final designs..

mood board

My designs will be very feminine, they will be targeted at young women…

The designs will be used for stationary items…

The designs will revolve around pretty florals…

I will be using pastels as my main colours with darker shades…

The designs will have a shabby chic/vintage feel…

New Brief

This monday we had a briefing for our new project which is a continuation of Subject from Term One. The new project is digitally based work where we will be using illustrator and Photoshop. I’m quite apprehensive about this project as previously I have always thought digital work is quite flat and lacks texture. I prefer working with stitch to build up a design, however I suppose in the future I would be able to add to my designs.