This section started by looking back through my theme and sketch books for ideas for pattern, colour and texture. I had already played around with a couple of samples trying to re-create the texture and colour of rusty gears and decided to carry on with this idea.
I decided to take the basic gear shape from one of my drawings and the samples above to develop further. The drawing and samples suited the repeating, interlocking and lace-like idea well and although the original page was in black & white I experimented with a rusty brown and black background. to apply the rusty gears onto.
I am really pleased with the design work above and feel that it will work well made up into an item. There is a strong pattern, texture and line to it; yet it remains simple, uncluttered and dramatic. I feel it is a strong, coherent idea and I look forward to moving it towards a completed design.