Zoe more o’ferrall

Zoë More O’Ferrall is a London based illustrator. She has worked within different industries including advertising, fashion, editorial, food, music and packaging. The style of her work is very playful and I like how she incorporates colour into her work. I also took inspiration from the architecture pieces in her work

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Si Scott

I really like Si Scotts style and it ties in really well with the Zentangle idea. I also like that he incorporates animals into some of his designs, so i will look in detail at some of them so i have an idea of how to shape animals if i decide to do the national animals for the different countries.

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This is really interesting and shows the type of movement i could make when


Furlined from Si Scott on Vimeo.




While looking at Zentangle i thought that it looked a bit similar to Kaleidoscopes, so i just looked up some images and information about it, i think while doing my pentangles i will keep the kaleidoscope images in mind.

The idea for the kaleidoscope came from Scottish scientist David Brewster in 1816.  He was studying many aspects of physical sciences including polarization optics and the properties of light when he invented the kaleidoscope.  He named his invention “kaleidoscope” from the Greek words:

kalos = beautiful

eidos = form

scopos = watcher

Therefore kaleidoscope means “beautiful form watcher”

Info found here

Kaleidoscope Pattern 008 – The Spell of Neptune

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Turquoise and Cream Kaleidoscope Flowers Design: Beautiful, kaleidoscopic and decorative bright coastal beach nautical colors aquamarine, sandy beige and white boho bohemian style flowery abstract mandala design.

I really like the pattern and colours of this image above

Suzanne Drummen Kaleidoscope art


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Andy Gilmore – Kaleidoscopic Art


A master of color and geometric composition, Andy Gilmore’s work is often characterized as kaleidoscopic and hypnotic, though it could just as well be described as visually acoustic, his often complex arrangements referencing the scales and melodies in music.

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While researching i couldn’t figure out how the pattern worked and why triangle kept being repeated, but after looking up DIY Kaleidoscopes i figured out that it was a triangular tube which repeats the motif

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This could be really interesting if i could take photos of my Zentangle through  a triangular tube to see how it would look.

Info found here

Beagle Street

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500 paper puppies were created which were then randomly placed at Tube stations, coffee shops and shopping centres across the capital. It was to highlight research the company claims shows that, on average, people overpay on their life insurance premium by £109 a year and they wanted to give a little back.

Its not related but i like that it was photographed around the main attractions in London. The Stunt will be repeated in other cities again.


National flower

Below is a list of National flowers from each country, i feel that this may be a better shape to put the Zentangles into rather than the animals but i will need to practice and see how it goes.

Austria -Gentiana

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Hungary and Turkey – Tulip

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France – Lily

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Ireland – Shamrock

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Spain – Dianthus caryophylluscarnation

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Germany – Centaurea cyanus, commonly known as cornflower

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UK – Tudor rose (union rose)

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Poland – Red poppy

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Denmark – Red clover Trifolium pratense

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Lithuania – Rue

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Italy – Cyclamen

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Info found here 

National Animals

National animals are cultural symbols of the country they represent. Nearly every country has it’s own national animal that represents the ideals of its population. Sometimes this leads to very interesting situations, for example, the national animal of Scotland is actually a fictitious creature – The unicorn

Info found here, here and here

Austria -Barn Swallow

Ireland – Red Deer

UK – Barbary Lion

France – Gallic Rooster – Unofficial

Germany – Eagle

Spain – Bull

Italy – Italian wolf

Denmark – Mute swan

Hungary – Turul – Mythological creature

Country Codes

When thinking about the lettering i need to decide if i will use the full name or shortened names so i looked up the real codes for each of the countries

The 2-letter codes shown below are supplied by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization). It bases its list of country names and abbreviations on the list of names published by the United Nations. The UN also uses 3-letter codes, and numerical codes to identify nations, and those are shown below.

Found here

Austria – AT AUT 040

Ireland – IE IRL 372

UK – GB GBR 826

France – FR FRA 250

Germany – DE DEU 276

Spain – ES ESP 724

Italy – IT ITA 380

Denmark – DK DNK 208

Hungary – HU HUN 348

Poland – PL POL 616

Lithuania – LT LTU 440

Meeting with Padraic

Talked about Zentangle, looks like a good progression and can incorporate lots of aspects.

The illustration has meaning hidden within it – Could you incorporate the national animal or plant? – create the zentangle within that shape.

Patterns from the country can be incorporated into it

Monuments and architecture can be added in now without looking childish or simple

For the colours look at flags – stick to that

Vectorise after drawing and then add colour in photoshop and make it moving piece

Could you shorten the name? Like on number plates? IRL instead or Ireland. Could help with differences between languages.

Where should the type be? along the bottom, at the side?

What type should be used? – The same for all, takes pressure off and gives consistency. Different could be tricky because it could go too far – paddy whackery for Ireland etc

Static image into movement – look up tutorials.

Talk to Tori about how to create the type of image i will need for moving image so i can get ahead and know what i am doing.

Look at kaleidoscopes and how they work and how the patterns work.


For some reason it came into my head to look up and see if there was any weather apps that possibly have nice graphics and analyse a few different countries climates. I was just curious to see how they would lay out the different countries or what info they would put into it. On my searches I came across Swackett, which is the app that helps you dress for the weather. I think its really nice how they have a person and you can see the cloths changing for the different countries. although this isn’t really helpful for my projectScreen Shot 2015-03-20 at 22.37.56

Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 22.38.15I had a look at there website and you can type in a city and see what comes up:

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