Final Reflection

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I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and have developed good working processes to answer briefs and manage deadlines. I feel the feedback I have had from my tutor has helped me see things I had missed and increased my self-confidence in that it has also frequently echoed my own thoughts about each piece. For example, […]

Bracken for Bedding.

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Before we discovered the spores of bracken are carcinogenic we used it in many ways. It was used as fodder, packaging, soap, briquettes for fuel and bedding for livestock. Since I often see cattle in the fields along the coast I decided to make a journal spread inspired by the use of bracken as bedding […]

Stamp Making Tip

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So for a while now I have been looking for a cheap and easy stamp making technique. Something that means I can create text stamps easily and small motifs for use in art journaling. I was really interested in stamps that stick to acrylic blocks. I already make lino stamps which are great but time […]

Assignment 5 – Seven Days

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The final course assignment is here and it’s a very open brief. We are asked to create a series of seven illustrations, illustration strip or diagrammatic illustration on the topic of ‘seven days’. The first task is to create a full brief for the job. I started with some Google searches for what seven days […]

Educational Strip

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This exercise asked us to create a strip of up to 5 images using metaphor or comedy on coping with puberty. We were allowed to choose any element of puberty to focus on. As it is to be published by the school as a leaflet I had to decide on a format before working on […]

Working for Children

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The first part of this exercise was to research age specific children’s illustration. I found the best way to do this was through searches on Amazon as there the books are organised according to age range. However, after only a couple of searches it was clear that age ranges aren’t firm as some books appeared […]