The hardest part of this project for me is the printing process. It’s probably the part I find the most difficult to understand. I am just at the stage now where I am ready to print and my next stage is to go to the printers and consult with them the best way to print it and the cheapest way too but mainly what will work better.
Our studio had Heather and Dolly Thompsett come in to have tutorials with us to have a new set of eyes and perspectives on our projects. I showed them my final major project book and they loved it! They said they loved the project and the ideas behind it. The only criticism they had was the use of lines in some of my illustrations, especially of the portraits and the illustrations of me. They said I need to work on line and colour and how to use them together. I personally I really like the illustrations as they are so they will probably stay as they are.
After my tutorial with Kim and after I wrote out all the quotes with ink and a dip pen, I scanned them all in and begun to put together my illustrations with the text making the text weaving around the image. I also brought in the illustrations of me as a child and decided to use them, they make some of the quotes stronger when put against the quotes about children.
I had a fantastic tutorial with a tutor at my university, Kim. It really turned my final major project in a better direction in the visuals of the book and the layout and how it will look. She told me to be more illustrative with the book, as an illustration student she felt I wasn’t being illustrative enough especially with the type. Continue reading
In our studio, us third years had a group tutorial with Emily. We each spoke about where we are with our FMP projects and she would give us feedback well as from the other in the studio.
The summer show is approaching and at uni we’re starting to think about the work we want to be displayed during the exhibition. Obviously you want your best work to be shown and that involves curating all the work you have done this year into what shows you as an artist better.
So I’ve been trying to get on top of my visual identity and the different places I can get my name out there online and fixing things up. I’ve had a Tumblr blog for my art for a while but it was a second blog underneath my regular account and it meant that it got mixed up with my regular account and I wanted to make it separate so I added a new art blog to my inspiration Tumblr account so my inspiration and my own art are linked. I think it perhaps works better and people who visit my art Tumblr will be able to be linked to my inspiration blog.
The Foundling Museum got me thinking about the local area to the university and the kinds of places like the Foundling museum for children in the area. There were workhouses all around the area such as Bishopsgate, Aldgate, Spitalfields, Whitechapel and a lot of others all around London. I thought it would be interesting to look at the lives of the children and people in the workhouses and get a feel for the area in the 1700s and 1800s. I also need some ideas for the current studio brief and this would make quite a good one.
For our current brief, Local Universe, we were asked to put together a short PDF presentation on 3 proposals for ideas for this project ready for the first day back after the Easter holidays. My aim was to get all my ideas to somehow even just loosely link to my FMP, so the project isn’t too far from the work we need to do for that.
As I said in my previous post about my visual identity I waned to change my resume and simplify it and after playing around with the layout and what information I would put on it I cam with a new, cleaner and more simple resume that I am happy with and feel quite good about and still I think gets me over in the style of it.
Now all I have to do is sort out my portfolio out and possibly bind my works and add some more sketches and then I think I have my visual identity sorted. I think this will be something that will obviously develop as I grow as an artist/designer but for the moment I am pretty happy with this!