Saturday, 27 December 2008
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Tuesday, 3 June 2008
At the moment I'm doing a few bits and bobs to sell at the Meadows Festival this coming weekend (7th and 8th June). I haven't been working as hard as I should, but here is the stuff I've done so far. Badges which will be sold at £1 each, an assortment of greetings cards (there are about 20 in total) that I will sell for £2.50 each (hopefully) and a safari themed postcard, price undecided.
Thursday, 1 May 2008
This is my response to Illustration Friday's theme of 'wrinkles'... I was desperate not to end up drawing wrinkly old men and women so at the suggestion of my tutor I looked for quotes that contained the word 'wrinkle'. Most of them were about old age, but I did find one about money by Scott Westerfeld, "Money's the same, whoever gives it to you. That was the point of money, after all: crisp and clean or wrinkled or disintegrated into quarters - a dollar was always worth a hundred cents."
The other thing I had decided was that I wanted to use this project to learn a bit of Adobe Illustrator, usually I prefer handmade stuff over digital but you never know when these things will come in handy. My idea came from the fact that although a dollar is always a hundred cents, it might be worth less or more from day to day (e.g. the Singapore $ is usually approximately $2.7 to £1.00 but that changes regularly) and also that the things you can get for your money differ from place to place. I wanted to include production costs of all the items I've listed but in the end it was too difficult to find an accurate idea of what things actually cost to make in the time limit I had.
Monday, 28 April 2008
Recently I have been trying to teach myself some simple Pop-up techniques. As far as I can tell there are at least 2 ways to do this, you 1) hunt through charity shops for pop up books that are not too badly damaged and then pull them apart and take notes, or 2) you can trawl the internet for helpful guides such as the one below under my 'links'. I haven't tried to make a carousel pop up book yet, but it is worth a look.
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
My latest brief was to illustrate protest poems against the storage of nuclear warheads at Faslane naval base in Scotland. The brief was to create an image in black and white that would fit on an A5 page. I created this image after reading a poetry book called 'Red, Cherry Red' by Jackie Kay. The illustrations in that book really appealed to me (unfortunately I have forgotten the illustrator but I'll look him up).
I originally created another image for this poem (see below) which was fun to make but didn't really fit the style of the poem.