Work in progress sea creatures fabric.
Monday, 2 December 2013
I'm still trying to look on the bright side which is I have a some time to get my portfolio together and get my work up to scratch to come out of university fighting ( as cheesy as that sounds). If you have read all of this thanks for listening and my moan will stop here.
Saturday, 16 November 2013
I decided to illustrate and write a children's guide to the solar system for one of my final major projects. Really loving the space theme and had so much fun with it. Would love to hear what you guys think.
Heres a few illustrations so far:
I'm now back at university to finish third year (eek) its strange to be back to education after a year of internships and dealing with real life. Its as it I'm back in a bubble where tutors have very different views to work that is in industry. I'm loving being back to use the work shops though! The technicians are worth their weight in gold, and are always keen to help you learn a new process or help you use the facilities to suit your needs. My work has started to become quite pattern base, and the surface design course has been kind enough to let me sit in one their lessons and use their screen printing room. I have been using my cut outs to create stencils and learning to use procion dyes to print my very own fabric! Its been amazing so far, a really long process but worth it in the end. I'm hoping to produce a range of home wares for one of my final major projects. I'm also sitting in on the ceramics work shops and hope to get my designs on dinner ware at some point :) Its an exciting start to the year, also extremely hard work but got to make this last year count!
Monday, 30 September 2013
As promised heres the post about teaching at the school. The kids took a while to get used to me because of the lightness of my skin (they don't see many half white half asian people so they didn't know what to make of me). But once they warmed to me they'd all jump around knowing I'd brought goodies! They have never really drawn or played with paint before so they weren't 100% sure how to use the materials, plus the language barrier was a bit difficult but I generally did a demonstration of what I'd like them to do any just let them have fun with the arty bits I'd brought. You should have seen the mess when I brought in glitter! I cut up butterflies for them to paint and elephants for them to stick square bits of paper which was wonderful, we also had story time and a sing along at the end of the day.