Friday, 29 August 2014

Pattern

Something from my doodling! A bit messy but that's how I like it. 

Summer project: Postcard

So as a little warm up before we start the course in September, they set us a summer project which was to illustrate a postcard with a scene or narrative local to where we live. I decided to pick the castle which sits in my hometown because I really do appreciate it and it's the only nice thing about this place apart from my friends and family. I'm really loving posca pens at the minute, I only have a white one and I can't stop using it! It's lovely to add extra detail in, especially over black ink.  

The creative update tag

(A repost- I decided to bring this back because I really did enjoy writing it.)
A little written insight in to my creative side- tagged by Naomi and Lauren, thankyou guys! This was fun to think about and the last question was my favourite and made me feel all nostalgic.

What am I working on?
Well as I'm starting my first year at uni this year we were given a summer project to help us get back in to 'creating'. The brief is to make a postcard featuring a landmark or narrative based on where we live. I've actually finished it and will be sharing it soon!

How does my work differ from others of it's genre?
My style is quite messy... I think. I don't do anything neat but that will probably alter as I go on.

How does my creative process work?
For my own personal illustrations most of the time I just flick through magazines for things to draw or I find objects in my room. I like to draw fast and that's probably something I need to work on and a lot of the time my work isn't finished until I've cleaned it up in Photoshop. For set projects I get right into it straight away with research, ideas, development. It's usually on my mind every single day and I'm always thinking about it or things I could collect/buy for it.

Why do I create?
Because I love it! It makes me happy and I like seeing my own ideas come to life. It's something I've pretty much done my whole life and I forget to count it as a hobby sometimes because it just comes so naturally. When I was younger I loved writing stories and this is a little embarrassing but walking home from school I would sort of 'tell' the story in my head whilst visualizing the scenes and pretending to be the characters. Me and my sister Laura were forever drawing and making things; we put together magazines, designed layouts for our webpages on neopets/stardoll/piczo, created video games out of paper (don't ask) and wrote lots of stories and plays. It's never stopped and I always seem to be making, drawing or writing something, the rest of the time is spent thinking about what I can create next.

I've updated my art blog recently so please take a look, and I also ordered a few fabric swatches of my own prints which you can read about here. I really don't know who to tag because the people I would tag have already been chosen so I tag anyone who reads this! OK GO

Lots of hands


Experimenting with hands to create a repeat pattern. I thought it'd be kinda cool to see what they'd be like on actual fabric so I ordered a couple of samples printed on plain cotton and they finally arrived! Due to me being completely dumb with math I uploaded the wrong size so the hands came out smaller than I wanted but I think I'm going to order a couple more and see what they're like. (I'm ordering from Woven Monkey if anyone's interested!)

Hello!

This is a new start for me, i'll be posting my art work, inspirations and other things that are pleasing to my eyes. I hope you enjoy my little creative journey. I deleted my old posts but for my own sake imported all of them onto another blog because there are too many memories that I couldn't bare to throw away forever. It feels like I need to find an excuse  for this change but sometimes we just get bored and I like starting fresh. It felt necessary right now. 

I hope you enjoy my new posts! (And the new layout. I actually really tried with this one!)
♪ Nicole Kidman – Come What May

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