Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Well, hello Summertime! (Shame about the weather)

So, this last week, we have had our Summative assessments, these being the IMPORTANT ones of the first year, and so I've been trying to get all my work together and to a presentable standard. If I didn't pass these, I would have to re-do the year again. Luckily though, I PASSED!! Which I am chuffed with, and as of now, I am FREE for the SUMMER!! (Although, we have been given summer work!)

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Welcome to the Enchanted Forest...

So, after weeks of stressing over this piece, here is the final product. There have been a few times when I've wanted to throw it out the window, but I stuck to it, and in the end, I am quite pleased with it.

P.S. I am typing this blog on my brand new MacBook Pro, which I am quite excited about (I know, I'm a geek!)

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Altered Book design

So, this is another brief we were given, based on collage, assemblage and altered art. We had to use the alphabet work to develop into either of these pieces. I chose to develop the dragonfly square, using the altered book technique. These books are amazing. A lot of work goes into them, and I love the way that you can take something old, and that could be falling apart, and then use it to create something completely different.

These are the ones I made. This picture is the two books together to create the scene:

These are a close up of the individual books:

Thursday, 5 May 2011

The Owl and the Pussycat v. Photoshop

So, we were given another brief for over the Easter vacation, and this was to take one of the illustrations from The Owl and the Pussycat brief, and develop this digitally. Now, when I first saw this my first thought was "run away...QUICK!". But now that I've gotten into it, I have actually enjoyed working with it, as I quite like the final result. Photoshop maybe something that I use to enhance my work and clean it up in the future, but anyway, here is my final piece for this brief (click image for a larger view):