Alhambra Painting

As mentioned in my previous post, I have always been a fan of the painterly style. I thought it would be a good time to try it out for this IDOT project, especially since I was in a painting mood. I just started out drawing the outline of this, but it wasn’t long until I…

Artist Research

I was thinking about not doing this post, but I just have to mention these two artists that really inspired me during this project. I have always been interested in the painterly style but have never really had the effort to achieve it. However, after I saw these two artists work, I knew I just…

Symbolism of Moorish Colours

The next port of call for this project was to decide on a colour palette. This is were I usually start my creative journeys as they provide the best inspiration at the beginning. Moorish culture, like most, has symbolism associated with certain colours. These colours provided the foundation to my colour palette but also provided…

Introduction to IDOT

I have got to say, I was not looking forward to the start of this project. However, as time has gone on, I have discovered that I am now very fond of designing wallpaper. We had three briefs to chose from: Beyond the Wall A Sense of Abstraction Animal Astratti I started exploring each one…

Moorish Architecture and Symbolism

A trip to Spain provided me with all of the inspiration images for this project. In particular, I looked at the Alhambra in Granada, the Alzc├ízar in Seville and the Mequita in Cordoba. This subject matter was great because it has provided a little bit of escapism in the dark Scottish winter and of course…