I chose the word Hectic as that just sums up London life for me, my life is always hectic here. With that I decided to completely over do my piece. A make as much of each letter and the surrounding background space as possible.
“I plan a rough idea first which is the first stage, then I redraw the piece to my better liking in pencil for the final piece. It then gets inked in with fine liners then coloured in with paint pens in this instance and re outlined where necessary. I had a lot of fun with this piece. I hope it reflects the fast pace and movement of hectic London.”
Claire Rye runs mural company Paint My Panda, which specialises in graffiti style murals and workshops for community groups. Her website is paintmypanda.com and her facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/PaintMyPanda
‘Hectic’ by Claire Rye will be displayed at Type Tasting with the London Design Festival 2013 at the V&A.
Drop in workshops: 10am – 5pm, 14 & 15 September 2013’London Design Festival Hub
Design Studio, Sackler Centre
London SW7 2RL