Friday, April 27, 2007

Final Major Project progress

Summer term Week 2 at Art School

It's a bit of a lie to say "week 2 at art school" as I was hardly there this week - I've been working mostly from home, and mostly not actually working but house cleaning. My mum's visiting from overseas and the place really needed a spring clean. But just to keep everyone updated, here's some tests I've done involving my drawings, acetates, collage and Ikea shadow boxes.

My drawing as the background and a colour printed acetate in the middle of the box.

The cover of a "New Scientist" as the background and my drawing on an acetate in the middle of the box.

My drawings on acetate with some cut out old envelope insides collaged to the back.

Same "New Scientist" cover as the background with my collaged acetate in the middle of the box.

Basically I'm working on a combination of layers of acetates and some kind of collage, probably also a collaged background, inside two sizes of shadow boxes. If it comes together I might also include some elements of actual laboratory bits-and-bobs inside the boxes to add an extra 3D element. I've been to Ikea and bought a load more of these boxes, and now I need to finalise what drawings I'm going to do in each box so I can source the relevant pictures for the collages and relevant 3D elements.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sailing into Bristol

I drew this boat last Wednesday in Bristol when I went for my interview. The illustration studios are on the fourth floor of Bush House, which also houses the Arnolfini Gallery, and faces the river with lots of lovely boats. It was a gorgeous day and the sun was out and I thought about how lovely it would be to live there ...

Well, this morning I got my offer from UWE - looks like I'm going to Bristol!!!

Hooray! :)

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Science-y stuff

Summer term Week 1 at Art School

Having put my final major project on the back burner whilst I prepared for my interview, today I had to get my act together and start up again. The day was spent mostly gathering all the material and research I have done to date into my notebook - here are some drawings I did of some lab equipment.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Brizzle, there I was ...

It's all over - and I'm feeling fairly positive. I think the interview went well and all that's left now is to wait for the results. Fingers crossed. In the meantime, this is what I've spent the past week doing - my "interview task".

I'm knackered - AND we have to present our Easter work on our final major project tomorrow ... It's going to be another long day ...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

More daily drawings



Musical instruments



Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Brizzle here I come!

After some stress and confusion over Easter, I've now found out that I have an interview at Bristol School of Art Media and Design, University of the West of England, on Wednesday the 18th, for a BA in Illustration - that's under a week away! I've also found out that for this interview I have to complete a task which involves making three pieces of art work, 21cm by 21cm each, to illustrate my "three biggest influences" ... Blimey! As if I didn't have enough on my plate already with trying to get my act together to sort out a final major project...