Emilythepemily is AN INDEPENDENT BRITISH ILLUSTRATION LABEL SELLING HAND PRINTED T-SHIRTS AND ACCESSORIES INSPIRED BY ROCK N ROLL, TATTOO AND TEA. This is a Blog by Illustrator Emily Boyd

16 Feb 2009

INSPIRATION STATION - mehndi

Well it all started out with my realising that i can in fact draw what ever I want for whatever reason on my course in surface design... and to be honest this absoloutly threw me...

I didn't have to have a narrative in any of my images (not that they had much before) i could just draw anything because I felt like it... in fact i didn't even have to draw at all. I could get a picture out of a book and use that.

so I thought... what the hell... im going to draw patterns with flowers from the 50's and 60's... darn it because i want to!

Then the designs turned into the fillers for tattoos.... and then just playing around i got into mehndi.... and from there i went wild.

I wanted to give mehndi a contempary twist. Playfulling incorporating the incredibly detailed designs onto patterns that were not as ornate.




















and i thought that htese would be perfect as ceramic decals!

13 Feb 2009

hello

i have saved this address so that i can keep the name for ever and ever

more to come