Thursday, 25 March 2010

tate visit+Lecture-contemporary printmaking with proffessor paul

1st things 1st this is what i learnt: [in terms of technique and things to try]
some of the best and famous print makers [rembrandt] have produced exciting good prints by using A HIGH DEGREE OF RISK AND EXPERIMENTATION [yess!!] 
-the idea of taking RISKS is a theme ive bumped into alot subconsciously. one of the biggest things i took from one of Karls illustration seminars was to just fucking go and do it ; TO TAKE RISKS, BE BRAVE, its so easy to leave an image as it is, i do this all the time expecially with life drawing, im pleased with a particular life drawing but fear to take it further incase i bollocks it up.this is where etching has really contributed to my life drawing.much to say about that -the ability to bend and manipulate a line drawing, to add more than just the line, mix it up with monoprints,surface etc. the ability to not worry about making a mistake as the plate can produce 100's of the same drawing
-WOOD CUT-something ive really wanted to play with after lino cut workshop i did recently. how the grain of the wood comes through and that on its own can be used. we were shown an image where someone took lumps of wood and printed it in a pattern on a huge surface, in different vibrant colour, put it on a floor and actually looked like a wooden floor!but all mad coloured wood!brilliant!
-and an excellent way to excecute a wood cut-JUST PASTE THE PICTURE ON TOP OF THE WOOD ITSELF AND CUT INTO IT!!-as if making a stencil, or like how we did in darrens bitmap image making workshop.make life alot easier. might do this for lino cut too!
also and so simple yet so brilliant-once a wood cut is complete you dont even have to print it TAKE RUBBINGS OF THE SURFACE!!!!!-weve all done that at some time or another, using crayons to capture the surface quality of wood and the bark of a tree-SO SIMPLE SO BRILLIANT!!-imagine mixing that up with a mono print of the wood before cutting or reversing that etc!!!
turns out mixing processes has a name, its called A HYBRID PRINT
-happy i went, turned into a beutiful day with my freindly fellow creatives and the tate just next door to chelsea. and also tha chris ofili or whatever his name is there looks a bit balls for the £8.50 asking price to get in!fuck that! the gallery itself has some cool stuff to discover.even the orginial oil painting of the end of the world i see reproduced in papers n everything all over the place. normally them old painting bore me so much and just numb my mind.
heres the odd stuff i found interesting when the guards backs wer turned so i could take a cheeky pic!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

what goes around-Comes around : brilliant use of poster design

another street art update

thE fOunDrY!

This place is the best place in the world.been meaning to post this for a while
JUST GO THERE. its a really arty mad reneage pub.reminds me of berlin in alot of ways
the place is smotheres in mad art, pictures, sculpture

found it by pure and utter chance, luckily with a couple other creative graphic designer types. n when we went there was the most bizarre music being played

definately go.good for inspiration.good for a visit

OKIDO - research

OKIDO project! for this project we have been asked to create a page for the OKIDO childrens magazine, and to pick from a range of  different subjects to communicate and teach to 2-7 year old children.
I chose to work on the human digestive system. 
as i was working i was still deciding on wether or not to make a kind of short story or a small game, to make the information fun and interesting.

to do this me and a freindly fellow student went and looked at the V+A and the natural history museum, these museums have alot of activities for kids to engage with and learn about different subjects such as history, culture, dinosaors, natural process such as the human body too.
unfortinately we timed it wrong, by the time we arrived at the natural history museum it was closing but the shop was useful looking at toys and books aimed at our target audience and the way they deal with the information relevant to me subject. same for the science museum that was utterly closed.

as you see we also visited the OKIDO shop! it was really nice and fun in there, i liked the way they actually had kids in there to take part in activities and games, such as colouring in and making fun gloves and hanging things and a giant ship!

i liked looking at all the different books and illustration styles.

and interesting i really liked the packaging. i saw how it could be made myself, was simple but well done i felt and i really liked the hand made, and not mass produced feel of it. it was unique and special.

i also spent alot of time in different bookshops, some chain stores, some individual ones, to look at their collection of childrens books, get an idea of how their told, hwo thyre made, and particuly their illustration style.

i personally really like hand made, and i like rachel ortas's approach to her image making and id liek to do something along those lines but my take on it and my style of drawing.

i also spoke to my auntie+uncle and small cousin conrad who is 2, and look at which books he likes and cartoon characters etc. 
it was interesting to learn it was not so much the style of the book bu the interactivity of books conrad found most interesting, such as things you can move, or touch etc

interaction. thats now my buzzword for the project and made me decide onto its a game id like to involve with my project. 

i did a small book story which i really like, and ill upload my finals for this and my working process when completed.