The first mood board for the new collection.
A vintage tropical theme. Hand illustrated tropical flora, drawn in a vintage style with simplistic shading and pastel hues of colour. I decided to focus on Australian tropical flora for this print design. Inspiration from home.
As my prints are all about mixing sources of inspiration and creating a modern design from traditional elements, each print will have a contrasting border design.
Keeping with the tropical theme, I looked at inspiration from places in the pacific islands which I dream of going to (rather than inspiration from past travels for a change). Focusing on the intricate, simplistic tribal patterns of the tapa cloth from Tahiti and kapa cloth from Hawaii.
Slight Spruce up. A a couple of golden yellow paper flowers from Borderlands next to my 35 year old down bridge floor lamp. (Which has had five different shades. The original waxed paper shade disintegrated.)