Electricity ideas

April 27, 2012 § 1 Comment

Initial ideas for an open brief on electricity.

Fire as one of the early ways of bring a community together. Today electricity has substituted this.

Instead we’ve become mobile islands surrounded by electricity.

We connect differently and instead of congregating together in the living room at times we isolate ourselves with our gadgets and find new ways of connecting.

Charini Lingerie for Amelia’s Magazine

February 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

A brief process of an illustration of Charini’s eco lingerie for Amelia’s Magazine. The turnover had to be pretty fast, evening to morning was the time frame I was given which was quite refreshing as a challenge. I’ve never done any fashion illustration before and it was quite a learning curve. I didn’t want to do something I’d done before with inks and lines and on top of that there were a few problems that I was worried about; presenting lingerie elegantly, showing the quality of the garment, making it visually interesting and not just black and white, possible introduction of colour for something a bit more visually engaging, emphasis on the garment and not the figure that it hangs off.

Basic components of the collage.

Under garments added to show the sheer qualities of the robe on top.

The final piece.


Lost and found – experimentation

February 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

Working on a project with markers found in library books and the bits of text they’re found with. Super confused about where to take it, but here’s a snippet from the WIP.

Storyteller

February 4, 2012 § Leave a comment


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This is a character idea for a potential short story, just a bit of sketch book work, with a mix of photoshop, paper and paint.

The boy is a child trapped in an adult’s body, he walks around at night with a big story book that he likes reading to other children and has a magic coat that can go anywhere which he uses to take children away with him so that he’s no l0nger all alone… I got inspired by the Pied piper, so many fairy tales and fantasy stories have elements of kidnapping children. Even the Doctor was intending to take Amelia Pond away….

The spirits of things…

December 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

‘Toys and God have a lot in common’ – Grayson Perry

I made these few weeks ago but never blogged about them as I’m still not sure where it’s going. I started thinking about the personal value of objects visiting the Charmed Life exhibition at the Wellcome collection. I like the notion of objects offering comfort to the owner and acting as a silent witness to their experiences and their history. Toys do this very well, for example a child clutches onto a toy to ward off bad dreams and mysterious shadows in a room.

I made the sketches above thinking about personifying these qualities. I thought about Worry dolls and figures from the Horniman Museum and ended up making up my own miniature characters of comfort using some recycled paper pieces from older projects… It’s just a starting point of an idea which I want to look into when university work dies down a bit…

A week in papercuts – Part III

July 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

Experimenting…

 

 

creating patterns??…

 

 

Intertwining pattern, dual colour….

 

 

Asian style clouds…

Repeating units…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miniatures – just a bit of fun!

June 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

No.Eleven..

Heading home is always better than heading to work…

The cat sort of looks like an overgrown devil rat… To be coloured..

 

 

Just a few casual doodles to loosen myself up to new ideas.. I’ve always wanted to try something a little bit more cartoony? ( I hate that word..).

 

 

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