Local Universe // Zine Mania

Jay from Nous Vous brought in a massive collection of zines to put in our studio library to look at as well as to use for the days brief. We had a look through loads of the little books taking in the illustrations, colours, binding, paper etc. and were told to create zines from the drawings from out People mini brief from the weekend using the zines brought in as inspiration.

Here are some of the zines that caught my eye:


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Local Universe Mini Brief // More Characteristics

Over the weekend we were given a short mini brief of 5 pieces for Tuesday’s studio session. We were told to research a character and to create a kind of narrative around the character and their characteristics and such.

I chose one of the lovely women that works at a Japanese Restaurant Sushino En that I have been to many times at lunch and created a narrative of what she would do outside of work – a sort of imaginary life so to speak. I depicted her using watercolours, fine liners and even charcoal.

I really like how they came out, they are cute and tell a good narrative and I am happy with the scenery even if simple. They worked well together too.

Local Universe // Character Building

Part two of the People brief was to interview someone in the local universe (In the boundary) and ask them questions likeĀ who are you? What do you do? Where are you from? Do you live in the area? and get a picture of that person then swap that information with someone else in class and they would build a character out of the information given. Creating one A4 piece and 200 words describing the character.

I hadn’t the confidence to talk to someone I didn’t know in the street and ask them these questions and thought I could use the rude encounter I had the previous Tuesday’s drawing session outside but I hadn’t any information like the ones the questions would answer. So instead I described my godmother to Leon using just the questions we were given as well as other characteristics and she described to me someone she had seen out when we were drawing and kind of made up information about them to help me build up their character.

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Local Universe // People

Our second little brief after Buildings is People. Taking a similar approach to Buildings we were to take to the streets and draw people capturing movement, clothing and character.

Shannen, Leon and I decided to go to the Royal London Hospital, thinking there would be a lot of people there to sit and draw while everyone went to the park on the other side of uni. We stopped by the crossing to try draw people waiting to across and get the movement of them all walking across.

At first I found it hard to get into the flow of it and was struggling to get much down on the page but as I went a lot it got easier. I often like to draw people while on the tube and I find it interesting that as soon as you get out a sketchbook (even a little A6 one!) and a pen, people start looking at you more.

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