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 […]

Qube Open Exhibition

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Am very pleased to have been shortlisted as one of 58 from 110 entries for the Qube Open Art Exhibition. It is being held in Oswestry for the 7th year running.  I attended a very busy openning of the exhibition on Friday 11th August which was very well organised with snacks and wine provided.  The […]

Organic Biscuits

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I chose three extint animals that most children would be familiar with: t-rex, triceratops, and pterodactyl. As the brief allows us to chose whether to appeal to parents or to pester power I fely that colourful packaging with fun characters would appeal to children and thus assist parent who had decided to shop organic. My […]

Text and image

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For this exercise I experimented with different handwritten styles to match the selection of words we were given. I then tried to match the words to fonts I have on the computer. I was a little unclear about the tasks that came next as, at times the exercise refers to ‘your word’ and at times […]

Travel Guides

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This exercise left me somewhat confused. It appears to give a brief but then goes on to ask us to write our own brief; it asks for a diagrammatic illustration but then the example given takes a very painterly approach. My response was to research the various elements: travel guide diagrammatic illustration Milan Helsinki Istanbul […]

Editorial Illustration

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I started this exercise with a copy of the Gaurdian and cut the illustrations from it and stuck them in my sketchbook. Notes 1 – Modern Tribes. The political interviewer This is a representational illustration of a man in glasses. His expression emphasises the tone of the piece which is sarcastic, abrupt and pointed. Or […]