Monday, 24 January 2011

Assessment time over *cheers*

So, today was the day I had been dreading. ASSESSMENT DAY!! Well, it turned out not to be as bad as I was expecting! It went really well, I am where they want me to be and should pass the year if I continue the way I have been going. I am so glad that that is over now. AND now I get two weeks off and get to start the first brief of the second semester.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

The Legend of the Giant's Gate

Meet the Giant that is hidden by a secret gate. All the children are scared of the legend of the giant, not even knowing if it's true, that is all except one child, a young girl named Millie.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Assessment time *gulps*

Oh dear, it's that time that we have all been dreading. ASSSSESSSSMENT TIME! Well, I'm sure that we've all started panicking and thinking we haven't done enough. I know I'm starting to think that!! Well, wish us luck! My doom comes Monday at 2pm.

To be continued...

Friday, 21 January 2011

Back to A-Level...

As I was looking through the illustration's in the Big Book of Contemporary Illustration, I saw a couple of illustrations of Venice and Venetian architecture. These took me back to my A-Level work, where I chose to study Venetian masks and architecture. Just thought I would do a bit of reminiscing...

Stephen Wiltshire MBE
"Venice, Italy" 2008, Pen/Ink

Alicia Hough
"Venetian Architecture" 2004, Pencil/Watercolour

This is one of my painting's from my A-Level course.

Just a bit of light reading...

So, before Christmas, I ordered several books off Amazon, and I just thought that I would share them with you. One of the books was the Big Book of Contemporary Illustration by Martin Dawber, the link for Amazon is below.
I love just looking through these books and looking for inspiration. Some illustration's that caught my eye include:
Nadir Kianersi
"Yousef House" 2000, Pen/Ink

Stephen Wiltshire MBE
"Big Ben On A Rainy Evening" 2008, Pen/Ink/Oil pastel

Vicky Woodgate
"New York", "Eiffel Tower", "Sevilla", "Sydney Opera House" Adobe Illustrator

Joanna Barnum
"Gorilla: Bronx Zoo, NY" 2007, Watercolour/Pen/Ink/Graphite

Suzanne Gyseman
"Moonflowers" 2008, Pen/Ink

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Well, hello 2011!

Sorry, it has been so long since I last blogged. What with the hectic-ness of Christmas and New Year, and the start of uni again, I just haven't found time. Well, I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas and hope 2011 has started off with a bang for you. xx