In anticipation of the screen printing workshop I attended on Saturday I worked on some ideas and designs for the screen-print design in my sketchbook.
I was inspired by a recent visit to the Eduardo Paolozzi exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery two weekends ago. It was full of amazing art, prints, collages and sculptures.
|Paolozzi Screen Prints|
|Paolozzi printed dress, 1970's with Wedgewood Plates|
|Paolozzi Screen Prints, 1960's|
|1953 Cocktail Dress in Paolozzi designed fabric|
|Screen Printed Designs 1950 - 52|
|1950's Screen Printed Fabric|
I love Paolozzi's use of abstract shapes, blocked colours and contrasting lines. Using these ideas as a starting point for my designs I developed a range of ideas in my sketchbook.
|Collage and scrap-booking in my sketchbook|
|Mixed media design using acrylic, marker pens and washi tape|
|Detail of scrap-book collage|
|Mixed media piece with watercolours and marker pens|
I ended up choosing something completely different from the images above for my screen-print design, but I had a lot of fun creating these art works.
Which is your favourite design?