Wednesday, 10 November 2010

One week to go.....

Is it wise to change your idea with one week to go till deadline? Ordinarily I would say no but being stalled with your idea and not being able to take it forward, this makes things difficult. 

So....I'm changing my idea. I'm running with an idea that started in my CAD elective and already I've got far more things to draw and lots of patterns to draw and adapt. 

Because this project is mainly just visual research I just have to knuckle down and make sure I have some drawings to present next week along with the colour's that I want to use. I'm going for brights so this should be interesting. 

We'll see what I come up with in a week....I never make things easy for myself!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

A little small exhibition......

College asked us to create something for a little exhibition that we had today in our studio. They wanted us to take an object and remodel it.

I chose an 8" vinyl and hand cut a pattern into the sleeve. The record was called 'Don't Make Me Over.' I did exactly that.....

This was the pattern drawn onto the sleeve, after this I cut it out by hand with a scalpel.

These are images of the sleeve presented on my desk.....

Just as a warning.....

Our exhibition was busy, I think they all came for the cake....

CAD Elective

This last week has been our CAD Elective. I decided I wanted to design some skateboard graphics.

The other day I popped into the Vans shop in Leeds and was chatting to a really nice guy called Mark who let me take some pictures. We had a chat about New York, skating, fixed gear, vinyl figures and hipsters. They have a ramp in there but unfortunately because of the insurance it's only displaying clothes, and no skaters.

The following pictures are the finished concept boards with both skate deck graphics and t-shirt graphic ideas. Please excuse the quality of the photographs, they were taken on my iPhone.

The main image used was a parrot, I layered up patterns and text on the board. I then used elements from the parrot to create the t-shirt graphic repeat patterns. I also used the text 'this aint no paradise.'

Update Oct - Nov

Well it's been a really busy few weeks. I went and got my 120 film developed and there were some interesting pictures on there. Not all of them worked out but that's what you get with things like this. 

I love this shot above, it's one of my favourite's from New York.

I also had film in my Supersampler which I tried out. I like how it breaks the shot into four. This would be really good for action shots.

 There were some older pictures on the camera too. This one below is from when John, Chloe and I went to Paris a couple of years back. That was a great trip, very tiring though!

The next two photographs were taken in the garden of the V&A in London a few years ago. I went down on my own one day to visit some exhibitions. I love the V&A and the area it's in. It's so nice as well to sit in the gardens surrounding the Natural History Museum as it's such a beautiful building.