Global Talent Search

Global Talent Search Round 2!

Well the weekend has passed, I have drank wine and recovered from my uber busy week last week!
And now I'm ready to share my GTS entry for round 2 with you guys! I was super busy in the run up to this and so I didn't get as long as I would've liked to spend on this but it doesn't matter, I still had fun with it.
The brief was to create a design that could be used on a tote bag to be sold at a farmers market that involved fall/autumn activities in one way or another. 
This one took me a while to get my head around, autumn for me means, jumpers, walks through the colourful woodland and bonfire night. (It's my favorite season!)
I knew that I didn't want to do anything too obvious and so started drafting out some sketches, then this one happened.....


(Sorry about the image quality, I draw quite loosely and lightly in my sketchbook.)
This one for me was all about the joy of Autumn, and when I'm outside this is how happy I feel inside. There is nothing I like more then a big cosy scarf and cardigan too!
This was the one!
Then I couldn't decide what colours to use either, I played around with darker colours... 


I was in love with this palette for a while but I just couldn't imagine it on a tote bag and I just wasn't 100% on it. I tried a dark purple background but that wasn't meant to be either.
And I also had a lot of playing with composition to get text in, not to mention I was trying to pick between the phrase of 'Dance amongst the leaves' and 'Love Autumn'. Here's one tried and failed attempt at that...


At this point I went away from the computer and hid for a while because I was struggling to see past the brown background but knew I didn't like it.
Then after lots of tea and tweaking my entry was finally we go!


So as you can see, I lightened the palatte,  changed the text and added a few more bits here and there :)

After spending time away from this I can say that I love it and I'm happy with it no matter what the outcome of this next round. Sure I'll be a little disappointed if I don't make it through but I've seen some of the other entries and they are stunning. Everyone has worked so so hard and I want to extend a good luck to each one of you!

In this semi-final round the final 5 will be picked by a panel of judges and the 6th finalist will be chosen by the public vote. The public gallery opens for voting on the 3rd September until 9th September and the results will be announced on 10th September!! So if I hope you'll vote for my entry when the time comes and for now I just have to try and forget about it and not stress ;)

Louise x

Stockist News & Talent Search!

Hello hello! 

I've just realised I haven't shared my good news with you guys on my blog (it has been all over my social media though so I'm sure you've seen!) .....I made it into the top 50 in the Global Talent Search!!
The blog post with my journal entry is just below. This was such a huge surprise when I woke up and with sleepy eyes scrolled through the final 50, and wait...was that one near the bottom mine?! Oh my god! 
This is a huge deal, there were over 1,500 entries and from over 30+ countries, I still can't quite believe it. If you click on the little icon below it'll take you to the blog post with all the top 50 in it.



So, the next brief has been sent out and today is the first day I've got time to get started on it, cross your fingers for me! I'll keep you all posted with progress :)

In other news I have quite a few new stockists to announce but up first about a month ago my work got accepted into the beautiful Emporium Art Gallery in Lichfield!!
They are now stocking a selection of my original mixed media pieces and screen prints!
I'm so pleased about it, and it's a very calming wonderful gallery that is perfect for my work so I'm hoping things will do well in there :)
Here's a little pic of some pieces in there..

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I have some more new stockists to announce over the next few days so keep your eyes peeled and if you are interested in becoming a stockist of Louise Wright Design then feel free to drop me an email

Louise x

Global Talent Search


I've been dawdling around with my GTS entry and not posting it, purely because I've seen some of the entries to this competition and they are stunning! 
But it is time!!
Basically the brief was to create a journal cover for Paperchase using inspiration from vintage playground imagery.
What a struggle I had with this! It took me over a week to bite the bullet and get drawing, and far longer to begin to get something I liked.
(I banned myself from woodland animals for this too, nothing like a challenge ;) )
I'm really pleased with how it came out, and who ever thought there would be a unicorn in my portfolio!?

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And here is how I presented it for the competition! 


I would love to know what you think, and eeeek the final 50 get announced soon, there is a teeny tiny chance I might be in there, right?

Louise x