I’m surprisingly proud of this project. I think the final prints and sculptures came out really professionally. This is something I would be proud to place in my portfolio. Mainly because it is interestingly beautiful. I love the wire technique and how when paper wraps around the wire in the print it prints everything, not just the lines that we see when we look at the wire, but the curves and twists in the finishing also. I love the contrast between the plain emboss and the inked emboss. Personally I prefer the plain because I feel the lack of a black definition helps the paper to continue representing an air of fragility about the animal.
Overall this project has been enjoyable. I’ve loved all of the exploring and creating, although drawing 400+ images (however fast I drew them) was a mammoth task. I found the urge to refine the lines and shapes hard to resist. I don’t finish sketches often, unless I’ve decided they’re important to final pieces, but I do like my work, once it is finished, to look neat and polished.
That week we had to visit 5 exhibitions.
Yup, last week our task was to visit 5 different exhibitions and relate them back to our work. Like we should be doing anyway if we were researching correctly… Anyway I’m just going to get on with writing about the 5 exhibitions I’ve just been to. We were only told to write about 2 but I took pictures of them all so they would be a waste if I didn’t explain everything.Continue reading
Final Booklet – Part 2
We have submitted our books for moderation and are now left to wait…
I know I could of done so much more if I had just planned my days better, however nothing can be done and I will just have to pay the price of being lazy…
Out of all the experiments and recording my least favourite part is the annotation, I thouroughly detest writing, because of that I always forget to aknowledge my thought process, which, in turn, makes it very hard for the reader/ examiner to underdstand my book, way of thinking and ideas… That has to be the worst thing ever, how can they give marks on something incomprehendable?! Oh deary, deary me… I’m not expecting much of a grade this time round.
But for those who are curious as to what my book looked like, here are some pretty pictures.
xox Much love Holly xox
Final Booklet – Part 1
ISHE – What is it? Project is coming to an end :O
Here is my illustration for the front cover of my book…
Will keep you all updated on my developments as I structure my book 😀
xox Much love Holly xox
24 Hour Project: Part 2
I finished the project tuesday afternoon at 2 pm! I have been trying to catch up on sleep all week! We were briefed Monday around 2 pm and then released to try and collate ideas where we could express our interpritation as a whole. This took a while… Then we came up with the idea of ‘What happens when technology gets out of hand?’. We then agreed on separate tasks to focus on; mine was exploring the iPhone and we decided to recreate the contense of my phone in real life form, so I made a note pad with a yellow bar on the top for the ‘Notes’ app etc… This was our final display.
From left to right on the wall, Harry – story board, Ernest – info graphic, Sunny – app poster, Amy – story board. The things on the table where what I did.
On the table are my real life versions of apps…
(from left to right again)
You Tube, Safari, iBooks, Facebook,
Twitter, Snapchat, Calculator, Pinterest,
Clock, Instagram, Notes, Maps,
Message, Phone, Camera, Music
This took FOREVER! (all of the 24 hours)
xox Much love Holly xox
24 hour Project: part 1
Here I am finally on a train to Elephant and Castle! After awaking just an hour and a half before, I’ve managed to collect a sufficient amount of belongings to hopefully see me through the project… The prospect of not retuning home till tomorrow is mildly daunting, though I’m not entirely sure what we’re actually doing. Such a strange aura of suspense that’s only half formed, when you truly have no idea what your letting yourself in for. So for now I’m just glad to be on a train listening to the calming chugging along and the quite sighs and yawns of the morning.
What is it?
The title of our first project…
Whilst recently enrolling on the BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media course at London College of communication, I was given a booklet containing the details of three projects and was told their will also be a fourth 24 hour assignment in a few weeks. Two are solo and one is a group effort. Each of the briefs are different with different names, the first of which is titled ‘What is it?’.
Involving trips to at least five different museums in London, ‘What is it?’ will lead me to discover various interesting relics from our past, then whittle it down to just one. With this one, I will endeavour to uncover all that I possibly can; the history beneath and the effect surrounding the desired object, presenting it in a 12 page booklet of my studio experiments encompassing my research.
So far I have bought a sketchbook and made a list of the Museums that catch my eye, so now… visiting time!
^Victoria and Albert Museum on a very cloudy day.