Character Development

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I found some characters in ‘Full of Characters. Character Design by 100 Illustrators’ and some on Pinterest and catalogued them using the following hashtags on this Character Design Pinterest Board: #mancharacters #childcharacters #robotcharacters #animalcharacters #fantasycharacters #surrealcharacters I decided on developing a character of a ‘single mum’ so I mindmapped out some ideas and added to […]

A Tattoo – MUM

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The brief for this exercise was for a tatoo for a young man based around the word mum that could also be printed on a card for Mother’s Day. Some Tattoo History Tattoos have been in use in many cultures throughout history, as far back as the ancient Egyptians who may have used tattoos for […]

A Menu Card

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The brief for this menu card graphic was that the restaurant is a high end, modern, contemporary fish restaurant. Any food should look appetising. I started off by finding some high end fish restaurants: The Easy Fish Company The Fish Restaurant The Cafe Fish It can be seen that ‘fish’ and ‘seafood’ are fairly interchangeable […]

Children’s Book Cover

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Animals from Around the World I started with the usual development process of mindmap, moodboard and thumbnails, below.For the dimensions of the book, I decided to go with the dimensions of a National Geographic Encyclopedia I own. It is 24cm x 31cm. While exploring ideas I felt it would be useful to select animals from […]

Viewpoint

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I chose ‘workshop’ as a theme for this exercise, more specifically ‘expressive art journalling’. I run art journalling workshops in the community and their focus is on experimenting with new materials and techniques to facilitate self-expression. I chose a variety of mediums and tools and arranged them on a table. Looking at the arrangement I […]

Mother’s Day

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March 26th, Mother’s Day in the U.K. but not all over the World. In America, for example, it is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. And it is not only the date that is different across the ocean. The tradition behind the celebration differs wildly too. Find these patterns on a selection of gift […]

Giving Instructions

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Giving instructions can be tricky, especially when you don’t know the recipients frame of reference. This is true also of giving directions when the starting point is not known. That was the problem in the brief for this exercise and it made me tackle questions of scale and level of detail. I started with the […]

Abstract Illustration

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For this exercise we were asked to work inuitively which, according to Cambridge Dictionary means based on feelings rather than facts or proof. Flora Bowley is a modern painter who employes intuition in the production of her beautiful paintings. Abstract art, on the other hand, may be thoroughly planned on concepts of composition, colour theory, […]