Moira Fuller

Illustrator & Surface Pattern Designer

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Desktop Garden

I live in an apartment but love having fresh flowers around, so took a vase of those as inspiration. I also snapped some photos of other foliage when out walking, and these all fed into my moodboard…

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I used these to play and sketch shapes and ideas.

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My colour palette was inspired by a combination of blues and golds I'd seen in a shop window (but forgot to photograph!) - I added in mossy greens and purples to give a wider palette.

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I used the colour story to develop the motifs in Illustrator. I had no idea what I was going to do with them at this stage!

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Then I jumped in and had a go at laying out the motifs! I've shown the original colouring and recolour of two different designs below.

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I also made a simpler design from one of the motifs in the main pattern.

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Finally, one of the designs inspired an illustration of a vase of flowers, so I thought I'd share that too!

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