Friday, 18 December 2009

Oh yeah..

I've kinda managed to scan in some of my personal project:

First of all, go listen to Shellac's Prayer to God. You will obviously appreciate what an awesome song it is and see why I chose it for my 'lyrics' project. Only I chose to disregard most of the lyrics and concentrate on the idea of coming up with as many 'fun' ideas as I could for killing him.

These are some of the cards I made. They're pretty crude I know, and unfortunately all smudged because the ink on the backs stuck together :(

My mum said they were a bit 'obscene' - praise indeed

Oh dear...

Incredibly lazy on the blog front.. whoops. My portfolio has been in the studio for a few weeks being marked so I guess I'll scan in a few images from sketchbooks done over the past few months.

Why am I doing this? Speaking to fourth year flatmates is rather depressing. Listening to Andy bitch and moan about having to apply for jobs, when he gets given a website with a huge list of potential employers, contact details, job perks and vacancies, just reinforces my gloomy conclusion that I have been an idiot and chosen a course with no real career prospects at the end of it...

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

The Beach

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Fairytale Brief

I'm not sure if Cecile ever got the image but oh well, it was only a week's work anyway:


We've spent the last week doing collage in Photoshop. At first I felt restricted because it's hard to keep in mind all the source material available - all the images I have scanned in are tucked away in neat folders and I can't have them spread in front of me all at once like I normally would. I like how collage produces an image determined by what source material you have (or don't have). I would normally use collage as experimental development and find it hard to form concrete ideas. Hence the images I have produced are led by aesthetics and a 'feeling' rather than a moral/message.
The images produced are inspired by the Guardian's Grayson Perry article 'What I know about women'. I thought it was a piece of text very open to interpretation; chock full of wonderful sentences to blow apart and explore. If I'm honest I'm not sure about the result: I think I was a little too determined to use certain images in my pieces just because I'd spent so long digitally cutting them out. I'd have liked to produce a wee system map or flow chart - depicting what, I'm not quite sure.. So it's not quite the image I had in my head (there were more dismembered limbs), but meh, it's collage.

..I've just realised I hadn't meant to leave that arm (against the diver) in the first image.. muhh

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Older stuff

A bit of a mixed collection from the last many months..

Saturday, 31 October 2009

In a sappy mood

Made me cry :(

An Eye For Annai
Jon Klassen + Dan Rodrigues

Also, I'd quite like to buy this: The Three Robbers
It costs a tenner. I almost wish I had kids to justify the purchase..

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Poor sheep

So Flash is once again experimented with (apologies for quality of jpeg), now to get back to painting... How I should enjoy the process but in reality it's all getting bogged down and frustrating. And the studio is a lot colder than the computer room :(

Friday, 16 October 2009

Putting off going into Uni just yet..

Katie Kirk - made me chuckle

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

I forgot the bloody title

Rae told me to get blogging. Because she is older and knows more than I do about these things I have blindly followed her advice. To start, here is a drawing I did today: