When you live in Brooklyn and can only dream of having a big enough apartment for beautiful furniture... you draw beautiful furniture instead!
Here are some quick, light-hearted gouache doodles I came up with. Why not make the best of a rainy day with some color palette explorations?!
This morning I woke up to a lovely feature on one of my favorite websites, People of Print! This UK website features a variety of artists from illustrators, to graphic designers, to printers from all over the world. They have always been at the top of my list for colorful inspiration... and they should be at the top of yours too! Check it out!
For the past three months I have had the honor of printing for Anna's Senior Collection "Skazanie". I screen printed monochromatic russian letters using a puff paint technique. Check out her Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/222997558/skazanie-collection-by-anna-gusselnikova/description - Photography by Weston Doty
This year for Valentine's day I decided to have a little fun and screen print wooden Valentine's cards. "I love you more than pugs and donuts". If you received one of these cards... that's a whole lotta lovin!
I recently had an amazing opportunity to travel to High Point, North Carolina to tour fabric mills, furniture plants, and showrooms, as well as having a portfolio review with industry professionals. It was so interesting to see how fabric is created from concept to consumer.
For my most recent project, I've designed a series of screen printed yardage and placement prints for upholstery. I used the "rainbow pull" technique to give my designs a sense of depth and color variation. I then pushed my designs even further by adding foil to make them pop.
Material exploration is one of my favorite things to do. For this project, I tried screen printing on wood. I used a pastel, split complimentary color palette, and then added a final printed piece of acrylic on top.
Always making test prints! Here are a few samples of my most recent “sketches”. I love playing around with rainbow pulls in the screen printing room.
Sneak peak at a new project I’m working on involving taking my paintings and turning them into digital prints for wallpaper and upholstery. Mmmm that texture!
Sampling colors and materials for my first final project in Senior I. Incorporating laser cutting and screen printing on acrylic panels.
Forever obsessing over this “rainbow pull” screen printing technique. Some test runs for my Juxtaposition project. (Click through to see more photos.)
I like when things start to get a little messy. Gouache and gel medium on acrylic.
All about those subtle gradients created through “rainbow pulling” when screen printing. Why limit yourself just to fabric? I tried screen printing on a brick I found outside! I love the texture and subtle ombre effect created throughout the pattern.
Two words: PUFF. PAINT!!! I’ve had a lot of fun exploring screen printing with puff additive. I’ve experimented printing on fabric, wood, metal, acrylic… anything I can get my hands on really. Pictured above are some material samples I’ve been working on.
What a fun experience ICFF was! Definitely the most fulfilling class I've taken at SCAD. I met wonderful people and learned so many new things. There's nothing like seeing your hard work displayed at the Javit's Center for thousands of people to see! I was lucky to work with some of the most talented students and professors at SCAD.
Here’s a flashback to one of my favorite projects. Screen Printing - velvet - metallic - sea foam green - geometric patterns: everything I love all wrapped up into a lovely bench. It all started with a simple sketch. The entire design process was done by hand.