Photography and going out and about inspires me, from ideas, colours and patterns, to the first outlines of a workable design, all from one photo.
I often pick out colours around me, sometimes it’s on purpose, for example working on a mood board or new designs, I also do it without realising, whilst working on our latest designs the colours I selected as a base were the same colours as the two buildings outside my window where I sit and work. I only noticed when I had both images open in photoshop next to each other and glanced up to see the exact same combination outside!
The rusted railing was a photo I took whilst out walking last year, I loved the hues and the decay with the ferns fading underneath.
Colours of rust:
Putting it all together:
It’s quite simple at this stage but it’s a start of a pattern. Do you have a workflow? What inspires your designs?