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Screen printing Workshop –

I didn’t enjoy the screen printing workshop at all for this project, this was due to the idea’s that I lacked. My fonts we’re too fancy for my ‘horror/edgy’ theme, they didn’t look anything like my sample fonts previously practiced and they didn’t sit well on the background images. Never mind the struggle of using newspaper to block the paint.. However, strangely the smudge marks left on the page from the paint caught my appeal and completely changed my concept. There was something more appealing about the messy texture left behind. Maybe instead of creating fonts to print on the image, I could create the image from the mark makings..

(Here are 2x samples of my ‘best’ screen prints.) I will not be pushing these samples any further, instead I plan to move away from screen printing on to Mono printing – A slightly more controlled yet messier technique. Just saying that excites me!

I wasn’t having the best of days in the print room as I moved on to Monoprint. I layered the paint too thick on the surface to print which left me with several pages of black paint with no visible sign of any illustrations.  After many samples, I managed to fade away a lot of paint – time to create!

It was difficult not to lean on the paper with some of my drawings due to the detail that I had put into them. So I moved off illustrating my images and instead focused on scratching away some fonts.

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Author:Reporter – Collage Workshop

For the first collage workshop – I started off with sampling a few of the written narratives. I found images in magazines and newspapers and manipulated them to create stories that create an instant impact.

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Author:Reporter – Inspired Artist

Rero – Urban Landscape

Telling a story with image and text.

WYIWYG – What You see Is What You Get Rero’s slogan/tag. “For this project, Rero uses a minimalist typography with deletion on a simple white background. Context is essential to grasp the essence of the work, as seen on the streets of Berlin, Paris and London” (Rero) Continue reading Author:Reporter – Inspired Artist

How well do you know an artist?

Designer in the making ‘Sfiink’ invites you to take a dive into her life as a growing creator in the big city of London. It’s her first week back in year 2 at London Metropolitan University and she looks eager to explode with answers.. So let me waste no more time.. Continue reading How well do you know an artist?

A peek into the office of Four Corners Books.

If your anything like me, remembering you’re left and your right is a struggle..so looking for a specific place is a nightmare. So imagine my struggle looking for the building that Four Corners Books is located in. Continue reading A peek into the office of Four Corners Books.

100 Things Keeping Me Up All Night

 

This was an exercise to shake the brain and process idea’s – exploring new quick techniques. A word was said, the first thing that to came to my mind, I crammed within 30 seconds. The 100 drawings was nice to reflect back to as I had no time to go into depths for an idea, drawing random things that had some relation to the word.  Continue reading 100 Things Keeping Me Up All Night

Rotating Core Workshops

Clenched Fist double page spread workshop.

This was an exciting workshop, after this lesson I found myself noticing how layouts have been played with n articles to draw the viewers attention etc. Coming to grips with the computer software was difficult, however my final spread was pretty impressive and worth the hustle an struggle. Below are some images that display explain day’s my process.

Photographic Typologies workshop.

 

After Ricardo’s workshop on layout and displaying, I went on to learn some basics with Heather on typology. From this workshop, I created a A4 – 5 page spread of photo’s that was told in a typology story for the Vice magazine.

Carrying on the information that I was taught in the spread workshop, I focused on the presentation that was appealing and catchy.

This was a task which tested my ability to tell a story with a camera instead of a pen, I was able to enjoy the laying out of the spread more as I worked with my hands, crafting my idea’s rather than on the computer.

 

Typographic Infographics

 

This workshop gave me an insight into the graphics world, there’s a lot more to each letter/word/sentence that creates the whole message that meets the eye. I spent the  morning researching the meaning of typography and their acts in graphics. In the afternoon, I then went on to create pages of illustrated images that explain each term that would make sense to somebody else learning typography.

By spending the morning looking into the designs of the graphics, how they are used and the use of them made it easier for me to commute my simple understanding through writing about them to then go on to create an explanation through illustrations. I then went on to the father of type – letterpress. A very fun exercise and great sense of environment. I had to put to use my research in the workshop, looking at how to construct a sentance by hand. From the induction I printed some signs that experimented with colour, size, shape.

I was impressed with my samples, I loved how the ink when running out left faint letters, all marked individually due to being man handled.

 

Mono Printing workshop.

 

A broad view of the city of London, it’s impossible to see the horizon because of the buildings, but they build their own skyline. For my brief, I had to create 5 images that explore different mark making techniques. I spent a few minutes sketching the skyline, soaking in the blocks out of colour, layout shadows etc… My first attempt at printing I used masking tape and and cardboard cuttings . The sample (above) did not gather as much ink as planned, however had a rather different effect than expected which was an exciting outcome.

I was then reminded of the square trick, which saved a lot of my pieces being thrown away. It was a useful technique to highlight the best area’s to focus and expand from.

 

Above are different samples that I had created.

 

A Mask Story.

For this workshop I had to work as part of a team to create 2x 3D masks of choice that will worn by members of the group to create a storyboard out of the freeze frame sketches to build from. The task was challenging as there was a lot of detail to try and inflict into my board. By the end of the workshop, I managed to create a skeleton to build on for design idea’s to create an illustrated story from the masks created.

 

 

A mixture of sketches inspired by everyday living

Drawing exercise, focused on the movement of the body. As well as mixtures of drawings from my travel.

 

Stop Motion Animation

 

My brief requires me to create a short animation that works as a loop. For me to be able to create my own anima, I need to explore different methods and processes through watching varies of animations. Hilary by Anthony Hodgson was my inspiration for my stop motion. While watching his animation several times, I took notes, focusing on the story being told, as a viewer – looking at what connects my attention to the setting. I began discovering idea’s – I began exploring how the camera fixed on certain characters I am able to see what works, and what doesn’t as well as what matters to the audience.

 

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Here my animation can be viewed via the link.  Animation