My friend, Sophie, came up to visit me from London the other day and with her she bought
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We were set a project and we had to choose a word or a phrase and an artist/designer. I chose tape and misshape and Alexandra Verschueren. When researching Alexandra Verschueren is a designer and a illustrator/graphic designer, I started exploring with origami as it is a type of paper folding which is what inspired Verschueren.
I particularly liked the cranes I made in graph paper. We then experimented with material on a stand which helped me consider scale as before I had just though about how it looked small and it helped me think about whether if I used origami they would all be the same size.
We then experimented with using images and placing them on a illustration of a person. These helped me consider shape and i continued to use this process throughout my project as it helped me process me ideas further. these are some examples below.
I found that the above image from isolated images looked particularly like Rob Resch’s work which then reminded me of triangles so i made mini paper triangles and put them on a drawing of a body and i really liked this so i decided to experiment with fabric triangles too.
For Tape and Misshape i started by looking at deformity as i wanted to explore natural misshapes and explore stranger shapes. i then looked at Bless which is a London based design studio formed in 2002 by Mary Lam and Dan Broad, who used different parts of clothing to make scarves. this is some of their work.
I then responded to it with this.
i decided to bring all my ideas together from both sides of research and came together with my final design which integrated the misshapeness off the shirt and the shoulders being exaggerated with the triangles running down the front of the dress.
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this image is by Francois Berthoud i really like the fact that he uses coloured paper and the way he controls the inks he uses as it is so delicate but at the same time has such strong lines. i also really like the use of white ink on top of the black ink it gives a really good positive and negative feel. this is my response i am not that fond of this image as i think it would have been better if i hadn't of inverted it on the computer and just done it on coloured paper. But i do like the way i have used the inks and they are used quite thickly and it creates a texture.
This image above is by Fabia Bercsek. I really like the fact it is black and white and the strength of the straight lines falling from the girls eyes makes her look like a superhero. I also like that there are only a few blocked in black areas instead of it being too busy. this is my response which i absolutely love it kind of reminds me of lady gaga. i really like the fact i styled up what the model was wearing as it gives a better look.
The image below is by Claire Anderson she uses thread on calico and i can't even imagine how long this would take as the detailing is just incredible especially on the patterns on the top. i also like the way she uses different ways of sewing to create different patterns or textures. i am pleased with my response to Claire Anderson but i could have gone into more detail but i did find it really hard as i was working on a small scale i found it too difficult to create a pattern.
Sunday, 8 November 2009
I am officially obsessed with his blog. I just love the way he uses the inks and then works over them.
And this is my response to his work which i am really pleased with and normally i find myself being slightly neater and more in control of the drawing but i really like this messy, throw away effect.
Saturday, 7 November 2009
I think my ink image of katy (above) is my favourite as it is quite loose and has more life to it than the other images. i also like using ink as you can't really control what the ink does and this gives a good feel to it as sometimes the mistakes are the best bits.
The drawing below is in biro which is my favourite media to use as you can create a really slick line instead of it being quite furry which can work in some image but i like how strong the biro is against the white page. i do like this image but i think i could have worked into it a little bit more and i might go back and see what i can do and add a little bit more tone on her face.