May Bootcamp - crustaceans

plates - nancy mckenzie


A crab pattern mash up. May Bootcamp was about designing plates. The jumping off points were crustaceans and the trend for monochromatic vintage images placed over a patterned background.

I left starting it for ages because I struggled to see a finished design in my head. Another problem was that I prefer to eat off white, or at least white centred plates, and this was getting in the way of creating an acceptable (to me) design. It was only when I started thinking in terms of picnic or paper plates that it became easier. 

Still not sure about the crabs but I'm really pleased with the pattern which I painted by hand.