Monday, 9 August 2010

Playing around

I know I was meant to concentrate solely on my next project which I am, but I couldn't resist having a quick mess around on Photoshop with some of my animal prints. I wanted to make something symmetrical but twisted so this is what I ended up with a kaleidoscopic animal mesh, which kinda works in a weird way.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Continuing where I left off

The beginning of a new month always has a promising feel and I sincerely hope that is the case for me. I've  recently been relocated at work to another store concession, which feels oddly enough given the fact that I was on the brink of redundancy. So I should say thank you to my current employer (to whom some of you may know) for not putting me out of work but I won't because the way they've treated various (ex)members of staff has been so deplorable that I'm surprised people still want to work for them.

The only joys what've found last month was doing my exhibition with fellow course mates, which was a huge success and I would do it all over again. My only regret was not forwarding it in an earlier blog, so I do apologise but it was a huge archive for myself and the rest of my course mates that participated.

The other bout of good news from last month is that I was successful enough to find work experience (at long last!) It was a short memorable experience, which gave me hope that people still want me.

Anyway, enough of that I should really pick up from where I left off which was such a long time ago but I still remember the set projects I intended to do (many months ago).
I would like to think that I could complete my second project within the next week or so but I do need a motivation spell to work it's magic on my weary head atm.
Was also considering on writing another blog which will probably more fashion orientated so that I can have a mixed palette to show my creative thinking in another area.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

So much stuff going on right now!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe it's been so long since I wrote my last blog entry! I feel really bad for neglecting my blog in the space of two months but I have been working hard on plenty of things during the course of May and June.
Here are my reasons (excuses) as to why I briefly lost track of my blog.
1) New internships  (one at surgery PR and one at a design concept store called Darkroom)
2) Working on an exhibition in Brick lane
3) Going through an assessment period at work, which had a devastating outcome.
4) Brief day out of the city with a friend (but that doesn't really count)
So there you have the small but tiring reasons as to why I have been away for so long but now that my exhibition is still under way and I may cease to have employment where I'm currently working I do aim to update my blog on a regular bases from now on.
As a small apology I've added pictures of my work at gallery east and some more animals that I've been working on.
Apologies once again for my absence



Monday, 19 April 2010

Mini side project

I apologise for not updating my blog as promised but I've been some what distracted or should I say fixated on cute Japanese animated creatures....... well Pokémon to be more specific :-p. Yes I'm not ashamed to admit I have an unhealthy obsession with Pokémon I loved it back when I was growing up and I still like them to this day.
So as a sort of mini side project I made a small mock up toy of a rare Pokémon called Jirachi. My craftsmanship in sewing does need a little improvement but so long as you can tell what it is that shouldn't matter. This only took me a day to make given that its size is about 5 and half inch's (height). I hope that the next sewing project will be something other than making images found on the net or in books but I guess it's always good to get some practise in somewhere.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

My wild animals

It's quite hard deciding what type of wild animals you want do because at the same time you kind of have to like them as well which is precisely why I would NEVER do an image of a tarantula. So I've purposely chosen various animals that I have a fondness for.
I love exotic birds so there's no question as to why I chose to do a peacock because of its beautiful array of feathers and colours.

The reasons as to the specific wild animals I chose were simply down to its distinct appearance. I like the frail appearance of a bush baby, a rhino's hard wrinkly skin, the pose and stealth grace of an ostrich, the smooth pale grey tone of a beluga whale and the fine scaly skin of a chameleon.

One of the other animals i've currently done is a golden tabby tiger. I quite like the name given to to this tiger, they pretty much look like your typical except their stripes are quite faint and they have more white fur around their legs and face.

I'm still working on my wild life poster as we speak so hopeful that will be done this week.

Mr Peacock
*Fact - the actual name for a group of peafowl's is called a party (lol) and male peafowl's are considered the largest flying birds when combined with the length of its train and wingspan.

Little bush baby
*Fact - bush babies grow to about 7 - 8 inches (not including tail) and have a life span of 14 years.

Miss Ostrich
*Fact - Ostrich's grow to about 7 - 9 feet tall and has the largest eye of any land animal at 5cm (2 in) in diameter.

Mr Rhino
*Fact - Rhinos can grow to approximately 60 inches and it's horn is a prized possession for poachers.

A charming chameleon
*Fact - Chameleons vary in sizes and unlike most reptiles chameleons can see in colour.

A peaceful beluga whale.
They do look a lot like dolphins except their noses are shorter and they're much larger in size.
*Fact - Beluga whales can grow from 13 - 20 feet and unlike most whales they have a flexible neck so they can turn their heads in any direction.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Display title

I feel like haven't been writing anything for months even though it's probably been about a few weeks down the line. I'm still at my desk making images and trying to organise my surroundings which is in total disarray but I'm still holding on to whatever sanity I have left (hehe). I've nearly completed my animals project so I'll be able to make a start on my second project soon even though I've already made a small start on it. Needless to say I'll be writing back soon and showing more new work hopefully by next week.

My only offering to you this time round is my new display title which I managed to conjure up yesterday and it would great to hear feedback on it to those of you who follow me already ;-)


Monday, 15 March 2010

Re-configuring my blog

Sorry for the short absence but I am still working on my images at the moment so I'll be writing more blogs in the coming week. You would think as a creative person the design layout of my blog should look more interesting, no?
Well my ultimate plan at the end of this month is to retouch the layout so it looks more like an illustrator's blog :-). With that said I should really get a move on with updating my website which hasn't been touched since I left uni (oh dear!) but I am hopeful that this year will revitalize me into taking more action with my future plans whatever they entail.

In the meantime I've just completed this image from my wildlife project but I feel it could do with a bit of a touch up once the other animals are near completion. (yay!!)