Tuesday, 31 January 2012

From today

Here is a select piece of work I enjoyed doing in thinking through image making:

Quink/coloured pencils on cream stock card.

Following up on designers from TTIM...

So Simon has shown me a couple of artists who's work is really beautiful and different:

Jim Dine

I love his use of ink and how dramatic/grungy it looks even though it's quite simplistic. He exploits the colour/texture of his paper.

Also David Hughes who for some reason his work keeps erroring when I try to upload so go visit his online portfolio here at: http://www.davidhughesillustration.co.uk/

Monday, 23 January 2012


Trying to look at simplistic line drawings that don't require an awful lot of realism and fantastic drawing skills. Picasso's work is quite a good example but you know exactly what you are looking at. Although not anatomically correct still beautiful.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

David Hockney

David Hockney is a bit of a jack of all trades, he has worked with many different styles and medias over the years. Some of my favorite work of his though is his work done in the 70's and his photo collages.

This is one of my favorite pieces of artwork. I love Hockney's use of colour, composition and lighting to create tension and mood. During this time Ossie Clark and his wife Celia Birtwell were going through a turbulent marriage and I feel this was depicted well with the composition of this painting. I feel this is relevant to my current brief as I am trying to create mood and atmosphere of being a twin.

This is another example of a 70's Hockney work which varies so vastly from the previous painting. I like this painting because it has quite a lot of graphical elements. It's very simple but effective and again makes use of good composition to create mood.

Acrylic on canvas, crayon on canvas and coloured pencil.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012


Today was my first thinking through image making session with Simon. I wasn't sure about it at first but the project was really fun, we got to smash my teapot and glue it back together again. Here are some of the photos.

Really looking forward to next weeks session!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Eye Magazine

 Eye magazine has been on my list of wants and thanks to my Nanna Scott I now have a subscription at the student rate :) For £34 with a NUS card you can get this magazine subscription for a year and it's really is a invaluable resource for a student and you can get it here.