Editorial – and Otherwise

Brief number two was really interesting, though difficult to branch out of in a way. The title I chose was a Computer Simulated Universe, and we had to create an Illumination illustration. I wasn’t particularly proud of what I produced. The reason this brief was easy was also the same reason it was very difficult….

Editorial- Decoratively Speaking

We had a 24 hour turnaround Decorative Editorial assignment from 5pm Monday to 5pm Tuesday- today. I was pretty excited for this from the get-go. When I received the brief for the article we were to illustrate? Even more so. We had two options, both of which were about gender, which is a subject I…

Down, but not out

I’ve been avoiding updating this blog for the same reason that I’m struggling right now. I tend to jump from idea to idea and I wanted a more consistent flow on here. Eh.I decided to let that desire dissolve for now. I’ve been drawing a hell of a lot, however. Life drawing and other wise,…

Fantasy Bournemouth – Life Guard

Idea number two that’s been dashing around my head after my romp around Bournemouth’s beach front; Fantasy Beach. Despite realising how beautiful my town is over and over, it occured to me that everything was rather mundane- or, perhaps, everyday to me now, all things considered (seven years and counting). Your average (beautiful) beach, your…

Hectic Season

It’s been a crazy two weeks, going out on location to draw more of Bournemouth, attending lectures and taking part in more workshops and mini-projects. Last week was spent putting together a (conceptual) map of a section of Bournemouth in groups. I quite liked what my group came up with. Our area consisted mostly of…

A House, A Home

I’m mapping my journey through and around Bournemouth. From house to house. Experience to experience. It was crazy to see the difference in distance. I started drawing each house onto acetate. I think it looks great being able to see the map through it, though I’ve also had the idea to suspend the illustrations on…

Audio >> Visuals

Delayed arrival at the Inspiration Station Brought to you by the three J’s. 1. Yoo Wana Nowat Iyee Didd & From God’s Mouth to You Ears – J Bennett I was browsing through some animations on Vimeo tonight and came across these two animations from animator Joseph Bennett who’s process is is one in which he collects audio…

Sneak Peak: “A House, A Home”

I’ve been too ill to do much over the past couple of days, but still I’ve managed to fit in the odd sketch or two.  I also stumbled across an idea that looks great in my head so far. Here’s a sneak peak – more on the process and the idea itself to come after a little…

Ink Morning

Today was a long day. My group spent the morning taking part in drawing exercises that were centred around experimentation with different kinds of media, in which we had to draw from photographs. I was, unusually, initially stumped by this. I take quickly to tasks as free as this that invite a freehand, gestural attitude to…

Giraffe

Unit one – A Map of Bournemouth First unit of the first year is A Map of Bournemouth.  I’ll be honest; my first reaction was not to jump for joy. A map; a “diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc.“* It didn’t immediately instil excitement within, but… I was soon…

Day One, Week Two

So, the second week as a first year Illustration student has begun. Most notably, I’ve seen a lot less beards than I did last year (during my Foundation). It’s odd. Granted a lot of second years and third years haven’t graced the campus with their artistic- and very likely, bearded, selves yet. Here’s to a good one…