Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Monday, 4 April 2011
Finished one of my final project paintings the other day. It was really nice to do some proper painting again. The canvas is 101cm high by 50cm wide, the scale of it is abit lost in the picture I took, but you get the idea. I've also stuck a few initial sketches up so you can see how the character developed. Just got to do too two more now.
The Lecturers gave us a bunch of competitions to possibly enter all connected to the YCN. I went with the Open University brief. They wanted something that would engage the young folk so I did abit of a silly piece with a cat loving weight lifter. A very photoshoppy piece.
Found a nice little illustration competition set up by a London based magazine called EggMag. Thought I'd have a stab at it. The brief was to show the importance of having flower, trees and all that kinda stuff in urban areas. I went with the whimsical, wonderland approach. Was a pen drawing I photoshopped the hell out of.
In March got through to the regional finals of the Art for Nurture competition set up by Llyods TSB. Got the people's choice award for my piece and a hamper full of posh jam so was pretty chuffed with myself. I went with the theme, 'We succeed together'.
I recently pimped up some second year work. The original brief was to create Car, Home, Travel, Life and Pet insurance booklets for Barcleys Bank. They're watercolours fiddled with on photoshop. Got rid of the text that I photoshopped on them so that they make nice little A5 prints. Left one with text on so you can see how they used to look.