After everything I have done for part five I felt like I was missing something important; I experimented with pattern trying different methods.
I started making a sketch and cutting it in half and then taping it together.
Above is the result. It’s not bad though I need to make sure I join the pictures closer. I need more practice and time but still needed to resort back to the artist of my choice that I found inspiration from. I looked at her designs in more detail. I wanted to know how Tsumori has come up with her pattern compositions and maybe try and use her methods with my drawings.
I looked at her book -Kawaii- and chose a couple of examples that I enjoed.
At close inspection I noticed that Tsumori does a few individual drawings and then joins the pages together until she comes up with the arrangement that she is happy with. Tsumori then continues the drawings, extending them into one another thus transforming the individual pictures into a big picture that merges the drawings together – this method seems very simple and easy but once I had tried it I realised it really wasn’t.
I had a go and bellow is the outcome.
I played around with the sketches until I came up with a composition I was happy with and then joined and extended the drawings.
I then traced the complete drawing onto tissue paper and then transferred it on to my cloth.
I chose I cloth which is a mixture between satin a crepe.
I used fabric paints and inks to freely paint my original sketch.
Although inspired by Tsumori Chisato this piece is so different to hers. I shall practice some more as I have noticed Tsumori appears to have another method that I also enjoy and that is one of dooddling. Depending on the theme, Tsumori chooses and selects a few motifs and doodles them filling the page.
On reflection I am glad I have come back to basics and tried making a pattern “the old fashion way” not a computer or app in sight! I feel this is an important development as it allows me to study the various options of pattern variations.