Wednesday, 20 May 2015
They are lovely things and I loved producing a book about them. For the illustrations I wanted my images to be lose and expressive. I used a one line drawing then went over the line with inks using a pallet knife and glue stick. I wanted the images to be rough just like the shelters themselves because they are so old and seen so much the age adds to them. The surviving 13 have been through two world wars and decades of changing London. They are part of London Heritage and I would love people to know more about them. Also to look around more notice those little things that usually go unnoticed because you could be missing out on gems like these.
I went without using line again. I thought by doing this it would lend itself to being reproduced on newspaper because you may lose detail. I also used a limited colour pallet because again it worked with with the media. I really enjoyed this project and producing the work for it.
I produced these images for the Folio Society. They were for three interior illustrations for different Ghost Stories. I wanted to produce image differently from what I would usually do. I would usually use outlines and pro markers but I din't think that this was the right medium to use. I decided to try out using paints and a pallet knife. I also tried out cutting out images into collagraph card and then saturated the pealed away paper with paint. I think this technique worked well for the brief and it was nice to work in a different way then usual.
Thursday, 22 May 2014
I really enjoyed this project and really liked being able to produce something for a magazine that I love.
I had to produce an image and because I really enjoying drawing typography I thought that this would be a great opportunity to get to do some type.
I chose the colours blue and orange because I wanted the type to stand out and be vibrant.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
I used rollers and paint to produce the image. I cut out where I had put the paint down and then put the whole thing together on photoshop.
I went for a beach scene at night. I produced it without a final image in my head and this is what happened.
We only had a week on this so I think sometimes it's better to produce things without over thinking it makes it more free and there's not as much pressure to get it right.