Welcome :)

Welcome to my blog!

I am a freelance printed surface designer - I create artwork for use in fashion (womenswear mainly), interiors and stationary and created this blog to share my inspirations, work in progress, and design interests.

You can also follow me on http://pinterest.com/samwarren/ and have a glimpse of my printed surface portfolio on http://www.samanthawarren.me.uk/

Enjoy browsing! Thanks, Sam x

Friday, 16 March 2012

Copenhagen February 2012

Plane view of Canary Wharf!

amazing ice moving slowly - frozen planet style

i find these organic images very inspiring
i designed this print by overlapping my ice photos and playing with filters

another print I designed which derived from my ice pics

b&w print - again from the ice pics

cute poster :)

amazing contoured relief models at Royal Danish Architecture School

there's quite a few of these dotted around Copenhagen outside shops - customised castings

funky hairy bike with horns!  
 I picked up this month's Vice magazine in a cafe and I couldn't stop looking at these crazy pictures of Cholombians - Colombian gang.

 And these mad shoes!!!!

Zara repping the photographic floral trend - big  this Spring/Summer
cement pattern

cute window display in the Royal Copenhagen store

I went to the Danish Design Centre for the 10 years of Danish Fashion exhib.....

love this hair sculpture!
 Really cute work in the gallery next door to where I was staying. Illutrations by Sarah Hvass: http://sarahhvass.dk/

RED SQUIRREL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Haven't seen one of these bad boys in years!!!

Really cool boutique on Krystalgade - expensive though

Another really cool boutique on Krystalgade

Henrik Vibskov window
Henrik Vibskov window - Anntian dress
Stine Goya :) In Illum

my new website www.londondiary.info :)

I set up this simple diary of London's cultural events online as I needed a service like this in my life. A quick, easy list of the day's events. So here it is http://www.londondiary.info/
Check it out!  x

www.londondiary.info - for a quick and easy guide to London's events

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Some of this weeks florals

For the watercoloured florals I've used Windsor & Newton's watercolour paints with Derwent's Inktense pastels which work great together. The Inktense Pastels are my new discovery. They are watercolour pastels which you can use in a few different ways. I like to draw with them and then paint water over to soften, you can also paint water onto paper first and draw over which is also a nice effect as the pastel bleeds into the water. You can also shave off specks of the pastel onto your paper and then paint over for a more intense watercolour look.
I also use tippex for highlights

And with these paintings I created these too........powder pastel florals

Yesterday's view

The gorgeous wintry view as I work :)

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Polish Inspiration

Here are some snaps from a winter break to Warsaw and Zdory
Also I came across Wycinanki - the Polish art of paper cutting. Here's a video complete with cheesy music of some examples.

I must do a collection with these sweet folk motifs from Poland. A fun & colourful collection!