This morning I was lucky enough to have an interview with Poppy Chancellor, from Poppy’s Papercuts. She is looking for interns, so of course I applied… even if nothing more comes of it, it was a really positive experience meeting her. It’s so inspiring to see a successful female artist who has found her niche… Continue reading Day 30
I’m a bit confused. I know I’m dissatisfied with my final outcome, but I don’t think any of my previous developments were quite right. Perhaps I chose the wrong idea?! Also, today was my first experience of InDesign. I think because I couldn’t help but compare it to what I know already, Microsoft Publisher, I… Continue reading Day 23
The deadline for this task has crept up on me. I feel like I’ve spent a lot of time experimenting with and getting used to Illustrator, and possibly neglected manual processes that could have added something more to my final design. I haven’t actually got round to doing any paper cutting and I feel like… Continue reading Day 22
One of the most useful things I have learnt today is how to transform a JPEG image into a vector. It’s by far one of the best things I’ve discovered (in my minimal experience) of Adobe Illustrator, I think partly because I like the posterized, simplified effect it can give an image, but also because… Continue reading Day 20
Didn’t do much today. I think being introduced to the Type Mask tool will come in handy tomorrow.
Monoprinting and Linoprinting My teacher thought that my initial monoprints weren’t embracing the medium, as I began with a precise approach using a hard pencil. She had a point, and I think the prints I then produced suited the rough texture of the monoprint technique more. However, I like the contrast between the sharp,delicate text and… Continue reading Day 18 | Printing and Photoshop
Drawing the still life composition while being blind to the canvas made me focus on the lines and shapes within the arrangement, rather than attempting to draw the image as a whole. Each outcome was unique; I had reduced the colourful composition into rough, abstract, monchrome lines and curves. I didn’t enjoy the ‘drawing by… Continue reading Day 17 | Observational Drawing with a Twist