Thursday, 23 August 2012
I thought I should probably start posting some of my many Posty cards, as I have bombarded this blog with predominantly all my own scribbles, so far...
These three are from the first proper exhibition I visited in the summer before I started A level art. So naturally it has stuck in my memory, like a particularly sticky thing. It was held in the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (one of my favourite places in bristol) and he title was Art from the new world: New American Artists.
I could only afford to get three post cards, (they were particularly pricy posties!) So I chose my favourite piece (to the right), and the two that most intrigued me...
The Mia Araujo piece completely floored me! The tiny images woven into the main painting, are so incredibly detailed and beautiful in their own right and they completely draw you in to the story behind this woman, looking out to sea. Who is she? Who is she writing to? Is she waiting for someone?... and other pretentious questions! It affected me so much that I used her style as an inspiration in my my exam project in the first year. Although I will not inflict that atrocious page on you, dear interwebs, that would be too cruel!
The next two, as I say, intrigued me. Before this exhibition, I had never really ventured out side the confines of the conventional, syllabus set artists. Then to discover, that you could like THIS? Completely and utterly imagined, CrazyWakckyMadCap creatures and characters, with still life on their head, if you so wished! It's a beautiful, graceful painting,
with quite a large
helping of bonkers,
which I adore!
Sunday, 5 August 2012
I am a little too excited today because I have bought some new watercolours. I have always used the ones in our little art room at sixth form so having my very own (that only I can make messy), is very special. Hopefully this will prompt me to doodle with paint as well as pencils and pen. Anyway, i just did some experimenting with the colours to test them out!
Saturday, 4 August 2012
Just a tiny two picture post to share some initial drawings that helped me develop characters for my A-level Art final piece...
And here is the finished video: I do hope you enjoy it!
At first I attempted a traditional 2D stop frame style animation, but after a frustrating 2 days in the spare room, I admitted defeat (for the time being, I will try that style again one day, but maybe go into it with a little more knowledge!) and revised my idea to something a little bit different. I suppose its half story book illustration, half animation. Freeze frames set to a audio of a sketch Mitchell and Webb did on the radio. I re-touched every image (which took quite a long time!) I don't know what I got for it yet so all possible body parts crossed! (stop it!)
|VERY simple observation of a lamp|
in the house I was baby sitting for
|Looking at the amazingly imaginative |
costumes in a film called 'Bright Star'
about the relationship between
John Keats and Fanny Braune.
|Not quite sure what or who this is, |
just playing with shadow and
what you can do with biro
|Another elegant lady from 'the movies'|
Helena B. Carter in The Kings Peach.
(Fell a bit in love with her hat!)
|(sorry for the dark scan) An extremely very tiny |
drawing of the lovely Emily Blunt as the young Victoria.
I know I am not very good at getting the likeness yet
but I hopeI have caught a little of her elegance!
Friday, 3 August 2012
Last year my final project for textiles AS level was to produce a costume for a ballet version of 'A Midsummers Nights Dream'. I carried out a huge amount of research into the history of ballet and its costumes. (I might upload the more interesting pages one day)
Ever since, I have been fascinated by the whole world of ballet, 'darling'!
These are a few variations of 'spindly ballerina'
figures I have been working on...
|Some kind of space Buddhist?|
|One of the first warriors|
(there will be a post all about her!)
|A bit sketchy but quite|
a sweet victorian lady, I think.
|trying out different expressions...|
So, lets take the weirdness up to the next level. These post~its are a selection of the doodles that I have doodled while not really thinking. Quite a lot of the time I am listening to funnies or music that is probably influencing the strangeness... who knows? I certainly don't! Any hoo I give them to you, the interwebs, for your perusal.
please don't call the psychiatrist!
|A 'bit' from Dylan Moran's stand up show, |
cant remember which but his definition
of 'good modern art' was too good not to draw!
|Trying out a new body shape|
|A line from the Penny Dreadfuls radio play.|
they are a sketch group and really very good!