My Prints/Pattern Repeat

After getting some prints done for my sketchbook, I stared at them blanking wondering what exactly I was trying to achieve. Although they were all quite interesting, I felt more could be done with them. That’s when pattern repeat with Photoshop came to mind. below are my prints I created with Acrylic paint on layout paper 🙂

Dragging my feet to my Design and Research class, I had a little chat with one of my Lecturers asking her what she thought about my prints. After staring at them for a while, she suggested working with four of them at a time instead of one.

Then, it didn’t really get to me what she meant but I simply nodded as if in agreement. Went to the PC room and scanned my prints in.

inspired by a cosplay with safety pins on a mask. colored background with acrylic and the used stick for the safety pins (yes, those are meant to be safety pins =.=”)

inspired by imagining a very thick forest, i could see a lot of green( the background) and brown, strangely still see blue.

inspired by the sea and star fish (oh yes, them red blob looking things are meant to be star fishes’ ) and there’s some sea sand at the top :3

inspired by mud cloth. Still tryna remember what kind of a story i was tryna portray here, hopefully it’ll come back to me once more and I’ll remember to jot it down. 🙂

had a butterfly print ribbon that i used for my Harajuku cosplay at halloween and stripped it into three, painted over it. THAT (above) happened! XD

My hair’s on that lol jks. Used my hair to paint it. ;P
Inspired by my hair U.U

inspired by the mud cloth. 🙂

Now it was down to Photoshop to do the rest but unfortunately, I couldn’t quite remember how to do the repeat pattern. Decided to search for tutorial: of course using Google 🙂 Took a lot of searching there and here before I could get a tutorial that was quite simple enough for me to get it right. (more…)

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Into “AfriJuku”

Well, let me write a lil bit about “AfriJuku”.

Harajuku can go miles – from the brightest (very bold I must say)

Image

Here’s a link of where I got the Image:
http://www.lovelyish.com/762225919/10-wild-harajuku-looks/

And Harajuku can go very dark.

Basically, you can work anything with Harajuku! 🙂

In the same way, African Frabrics can go both ways as well, from a very bright and vibrant look to a very dark /moldy look. Below are some images of a few I’ve researched about. There’s:

Vlisco with kaleidoscopic patterns, bringing out the really lively part of West/Central Africa (Using Dutch Wax Print)

“Adire” (which is a Yoruba word used for resist dyeing)

The mud cloth (A West African fabric dyed with fermented mud)

The mud cloth is also known as “Bogolanfini” in Mali, where it can get darker in colour, sometimes telling a story and used as an expression of Mali’s national Identity.