Sunday, 19 December 2010
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
Paul Hickey/ For lesson 16/11/2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
I saw these in the Tate Modern and thought they were great! They are etchings which have been kept simple in terms of there method of working. I seem to have been over complicating my ideas for my Aesop's Fables book, wanting to do more than just etch, but as you can see from these, etching is very effective on its own. Its been really useful studying these and interesting as they're so weird!.
Monday, 15 November 2010
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Paul Hickey / for lesson on 09/11/2010
An artist I found recently. I really like the way he has layered his work. A different way to Conor Harrington, but still as interesting. I need to learn from artists such as Bast and Harrington to create more interesting work - try something new.
Monday, 8 November 2010
Paul Hickey / for lesson 02/10/2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
For this project I have chosen to re-tell the fable 'The Wolf In The Sheeps' Clothing' using the story of Harold Shipman. The moral to the story is that 'appearances can be deceiving' so I think Shipman's story is perfect. I want to keep elements of the original animals, so for example, the elderly ladies will be the sheep. The animals in the fable portray the characters brilliantly...sheep/elderly - innocent, defenceless and the wolf/Shipman - cunning/deadly.
How many Prints did you make this week?
I made a some etchings this week of sheep and elderly people and then combined the two. It seemed to work really well for the sheep as it seems to be a really effective way of creating fur. It also has the potential of making some really dark, sinister work which is good.
How many of these taught you something new?
I have never done etching before so pretty much everything I did was new to me, but I think the main thing I learnt was just how many different types of mark making is possible with it. I felt I was developing with the style quickly, so I'll be ready to do more next week.
How many hours did you spend in the Printmaking Workshop?
I spent about five hours in there.
Competence in practical printmaking techniques - 50-59 - I was a bit reluctant at first, but mainly because I didn't really know what I was doing. Once I started I was fine.
Thoughtful and imaginative use of printmaking -50-59 - Although the images I was printing were the same, I was trying to experiment with negative space and mark making. I feel it was a good basis for next week.
Visual Sensibility; understanding and expressing ideas in images- 40-49 - I don't feel like I did this as well as I could have. I was simply concentrating on actually doing the printing process right. I need to get my confidence up in this first.
Using research to expand knowledge, enrich thinking and affect your work - 60-69 - I feel like I did this really well. I've been reading up a lot on the subject, going through the BBC archive looking at related articles, watching old news footage on it and researching the town it occurred in - Hyde.
Friday, 8 October 2010
Alex Lucas is an amazing artist I found in a magazine. He concentrates on drawing and painting disaster scenes. This is perfect for my project. He takes a strange approach to illustrating these events. He shows the after affect of them (which is quite normal) but they seem empty of people. They seem calm and placid - not what you would imagine!! He uses screen printing and watercolours on book pages. I like using old book pages in my work but I've never seen them like this before!
Some T-Shirt designs already in the shops I've found. It's this kind of illustration I want on my raincoats and T-shirts I'm designing for the Reinventing Illustration project. They have a faded effect on them which I find interesting. I'm aiming to print them so they fade or distort over time. Hopefully I can find a method of printing which doesn't take to water well, so the illustration will be affected.
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Trubkovich is a brilliant artist that I recently came across in 'Elephant' magazine. He creates art which visually documents history and the public domain. He records his own footage on a camcorder, then plays it back and paints the outcomes, including the TV disturbance. I find his work incredibly interesting and admire its accuracy. By using the same colours as those found on a television screen and the disturbance, he seems to create a whole new level of mark making for me.
These are photos that I took while watching news videos and uploaded footage on YouTube of the 2004 Tsunami and and the recent Pakistan floods. This is for my current project, 'Reinventing Illustration'. I've recently been watching 'Nature Shock' documentaries and various others about the natural world and natural disasters. I find it amazing how so many of these disasters' causes stem back to human activity. Droughts, floods and imbalances in food chains, to name a few, always seem to be our fault. I now find it difficult to call them natural disasters!
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
I wanted to create illustrations to accompany The Guardian's brilliant articles on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill which they seem to publish daily. I want others to read them, so they see just what BP have done, but I don't think the photographs The Guardian use are doing the job of creating intrigue and drawing readers in. I think illustrations would be much more effective.
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
An idea for the 'mixtape' project. I took an image from my previous blog post, drew it, then used photoshop to adjust the colour numerous times and then put the image back together in a collage style. White ink and bleach was further added to disguise and distort certain areas.
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Sunday, 29 August 2010
I have recently been inspired by Ian Francis' experimental work on his blog. He experiments with distortion in photography and then draws the outcome so I thought I'd try it myself.
Materials: white pencil, charcoal, pencil and Photoshop (on the top one).
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Monday, 26 July 2010
Friday, 23 July 2010
Saturday, 3 July 2010
I've suddenly really got into watching 'Blue Planet' and stuff like that, and I've started to draw some quick stuff while I'm watching it practicing getting the shape and form right etc. I think this may become a big part of my most recent project 'Use your brain' in which I'm focussing on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. And there's also drawings of children diving (thats obviously not from Blue Planet, just an interesting photograph from the newspaper).