Thursday, 27 January 2011

I am currently on a Foundation course studying Graphic Design. Studying on the foundation course has encouraged me to develop ideas and experiment with new techniques such as etchings onto silver foil boards, combining relief and intaglio printing techniques. Life drawing, 3D design, Photoshop and Illustrator, manual and digital photography as well as concepts for narrative image making. It's encouraged me to think outside of the ordinary, and push my ideas further and further. I have been introduced to new techniques which aid the communication within digital methods and traditional. My more recent work is quite loose and illustrative but definitely open for interpretation.

I wish to learn a broad range of skills within Graphic design and its contents. On a course which will allow my creative ideas to develop into exciting and innovative concepts. The chance to work on live briefs and take part in work placements within the creative industry are the invaluable experiences that I am looking forward to the most.

Monday, 24 January 2011

This is the final piece from my first project 'How to', and some example pages underneath. I am really pleased with this outcome and the clear development which goes along side. The wire drawings are their as an addition, to give you a taste of whats inside.
 This was the starting point of 'How not to make a cake'. I experimented with lots of different media, producing drawings from a themed object collection.
Also part of the development towards my instruction booklet. I produced 7 prints from etchings of various stages within the cake making process. 
Some example sketchbook pages of a recent photography project. An introduction into manual photography, and experimenting with type and image to illustrate a word/action
This work is part of a textiles workshop, the title was 'Order to Chaos', and this was my interpretation. I combined fine line drawing with experimental and chaotic, the words featured are manipulation techniques which i used to treat the paper.
Mixed media experiments within Live model drawing, the experience was invaluable and the skills i gained really gave me the confidence to be more experimental with media and techniques.