Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Dog - Kalem Richardson

This is a poster I made to give awareness about violent dogs by using black to connote fear and the unknown using the Rorschache ink test method to create a dog image.

I was using black ink because the colour connotation of black is fear, the unknown and others but those 2 things would help me make a good poster with a sense of enigma to make the audience question my work.

This page is on the recreation of a dogs' eye using pencil sharpenings and glue.

On this page is the recreation of a dog paw using water colours for one and pencil for the other trying to get the shape and colours similar.

This page in my book is based on the fact that the word dog can be used to label humans just as much as dogs. I used my hands to make dog puppets as a metaphor for human dog.

In this image I used brighter colours like yellow because the connotations are happy and positive, and using more fluent lines while drawing making it seem like a gentle dog.

In this image I used sharp lines and blacks to connote danger and fear and by using no features apart from mouths/teeth which is highlighting the things that we mostly fear about dogs.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Charlotte Topcott

For my project based upon animals within Shakespeare's plays I chose a stag. To describe this animal I chose words such as; wild, proud, leader, mysterious and delicate. As i developed further understanding of the animal I wanted to portray it through the use of materials to suggest these traits. I chose to use natural products such as woods and glass to reflect the wild aspect of the creatures personality. I also chose to reflect the animals delicacy through the use of glass painting and developed this design so that one piece was intact and another was smashed. This reflected the vulnerability of the animal and although proud can be broken.

Wood cut using laser photographed to show how the animal can blend within its surroundings and make itself unseen

Wood cut laser development to compare how different types of laser could affect the outcome of the design. This design could be used to represent the idea of hierarchy and how the more dominant or darker cut design would be more of a leader. 

Painted glass to suggest that the animal is fragile and needs to be handled delicately, also suggests that the animal is used as a mere decoration and it is us who are the ones who put these animals at risk. 

Jack Bruce

Typographical piece to accompany images.

Final image selection.

Shakespearian text reference.

Sketchbook page.

My submission focused on the symbolism of the lark and nightingale in Romeo and Juliet. Each bird has a different song one for the day and one for the night. They represent the journey of forbidden love encountered by the protagonists, which I have attempted to portray in a graphical and contemporary style.

Georgie Robjant - Magpie

For our research methodology project I chose to do the animal, Magpie, I chose this animal as I feel that it holds a reputation with it, I love a story behind anything and the magpie definitely delivers that, I love how such a small animal can hold so much meaning and can be seen as such a superstitious creature

                                      Here is some sketch book work of some artist research
                                                   that influenced my Magpie creations.

                                  Here is one of my final A3 pieces I created on book pages

Here is the second part of my final piece on book pages.

Here is some experimental work I did with A watercolour magpie
and a dream catcher.

Oliver Theobald - Stag

For our Shakespeare project I decided to study a stag as I believe they are interesting and I thought I could create some interesting images with the antlers.

Skeleton of a Stag
Examples of my Stag Weekend T-Shirts and Logos
Lino Print

Photography and Image Manipulation on Photoshop

Pencil Sketch

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Hannah Waters - Cat

For my Shakespearean animal I chose a cat. Cats were (and continue to be) common household pets, and Shakespeare referenced to them frequently in his writings.
I began to explore the cats vast history, from the Ancient Egyptians, Persians, Indians and Chinese, to the Ancient Romans and Greeks, during the 15th century Age of Discovery when they were brought to Europe, their association with evil during the Middle Age, and to their affection from Queen Victoria in the Victorian Ages.
I also explored their history within mythology, from Greek and Roman and Norse, and within religion. I eventually found myself exploring the superstition of cats being a form that witches take on (an example of this is in Macbeth). I explored and researched disguises, metamorphosing and transforming.
I explored different ways of working including collage, lino printing, woodwork, paint and ink.

Photos from my research sketchbook:



Stephanie Holmes- Hedgehog

Stephanie Holmes- Hedgehog 

Fineliner study
Mixing an image of a hedgehog with popular culture. Drawing the highly recognised video game character 'Sonic the Hedgehog' in a realistic style. I was playing with the idea of what he would look like if he were a real hedgehog. 
Character creation 'Mr Needle Mouse'
Focusing on Shakespeare's quote 'The hedgehog hath a sharp throned garment.' I wanted to take this very literally and give a hedgehog like creature a spiked cloak. In this case it ended up being a shrew since they are common ancestors and they also share a strong resemblance to the hedgehog in facial features. 
Acrylic paints study
This started of as a drawing study of a tiny pinecone, but then I noticed the body looks very much like a hedgehogs. So I then painted a hedgehog's head onto the top to complete my vision. 
Fineliner and ink study
This idea popped into my head when thinking of what it would be like if hedgehogs tried to wear clothes. I imagined a hedgehog wearing a wooly top, with the hedgehog's spines poking through the fabric in a comedic fashion.