Back to The Drawing Board  is a collection of designs by Lorna Bates drawn from her extensive sketchbooks and combining a love of victorian wallpaper patterns with a fascination for the traditional techniques of freehand drawing as practiced by the designers of the era. Very British, traditional and sophisticated, this small debut collection is steeped in history and provides an exciting glimpse into the world of the victorian design school and in Lorna’s case the fine artist. There is a long tradition of painters and printmakers turning their attention to pattern design.  These are the first exciting experiments by this innovative artist ........ ... plenty more to come.
Blueprint, Cream
Blueprint, Cream
Blueprint, Navy
Blueprint, Navy
Spray, Cream
Spray, Cream
Draughtsman's Rosettes, Blue
Draughtsman's Rosettes, Blue
Ornamental Crosses, Yellow
Ornamental Crosses, Yellow
Measure Stripe, Blue
Measure Stripe, Blue
Drawing Lesson, Blue
Drawing Lesson, Blue
Ornamental Plant Pot, Olive
Ornamental Plant Pot, Olive
Ogee, Olive
Ogee, Olive

Blueprint, Cream

Drawing Lesson, Blue
Drawing Lesson, Blue
Spray, Cream
Spray, Cream
Measure Stripe, Blue
Measure Stripe, Blue

Draughtsman's Rosettes, Blue

Ornamental Crosses, Yellow
Ornamental Crosses, Yellow

Ornamental Pot Plant, Olive

Ogee, Olive
Ogee, Olive

Art Print: Ornamental pot plants

notebook mockup, Ornamental Plant Pots, Blue
notebook mockup, Ornamental Plant Pots, Blue

Mockups courtesy of Freepix

Lorna's sketchbook - drawing rosettes

Drawing exercises later used for motifs

17th century dress from Bangor Museum and Art Gallery
17th century dress from Bangor Museum and Art Gallery
Resulting Colour Palette
Resulting Colour Palette
The colour palette shown above was inspired by the wonderful 17th century costume which can be seen at the Bangor Museum and Art Gallery in North Wales.
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