Abstract Faces

I don’t know about you, but I am feeling 22! My brother hates how I sang this all day on his birthday, but it is just a right of passage on your 22nd birthday. This embroidery actually started off as a quick five minute drawing where you could only look at the person and not…

Screen Printing

Anyone who knows me at art school, will know that screen printing is not my forte. This was proven even more so with our repeat print project. I don’t lie when I tell you that this project made three girls cry, one including me. It just shows how difficult this project was for us. It…

Plastic Textile Techniques

I am back with a new blog post furthering my project of Rethinking/Redesigning. This is the second post in the series, so make sure you look at the first one, of which you can find here, which just gives you the background research for this. So for this project, we have to research a technique,…

Waitrose Food Covers

Over this lockdown period, my love for making and eating food has doubled. Anyone who has seen my Instagram stories would have definitely seen this! If not, follow my instagram @laylachauhandesigns. I originally started a sketchbook with illustrations of my recipes, alongside the recipe too. The illustrations have ranged from oil pastel sketches, gouache paintings…

Drawing at the Botanics

I can tell you, drawing flowers at the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens is a very nice way to spend a lonely Valentines Day. We were at the gardens for a floral inspired drawing project to get us to learn how to be more creative with our drawing techniques. Before we entered the garden, we had to…

Nature Encyclopaedia

One of my many projects from the last term consisted of making an encyclopedia based on natural images. I had to create this piece of work as part of the Natural History Illustration course. Whilst the course was very interesting, this project was running alongside our class projects which made for a very rushed final…

Forgotten Felting

I haven’t written in awhile, but I helped my GCSE Year 10 for the first time in ages. They were felt making in the class, something which I haven’t done in about three years, but after a 30-second refresher course, I got stuck into it. This class made me realise how much I have forgotten over…