Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Hennie Haworth

Came across her work via the wieden + kennedy advent calander website

You can see her work at
I really like the composition of the illustrations on the page, and the use of mixed media. I've gotten into drawing with colour pencils at the moment and want to try and combine it with other materials maybe ink or graphite.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Intel: Sponsors of Tomorrow

I love these intel ads!

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Serge Bloch

I saw the illustrations he created for the book, The Enemy: A Book about Peace by Davide Cali, at the Museum of American Illustration- Society of Illustrators.

I really liked the story, basically it was about these two soldiers and what they think about each other, while they are hiding in the trenches. The reader finds out that they have both been told the exact same things as each believes that they are fighting the enemy that is evil, and that their own army is right and good. There is a funny bit where they end up in each other's trenches. :) I think it's a great story for children as it tells them to think about the other person, so-called enemy, are they really an enemy?
He mixes collage with drawings to create humorous images or art. I like this a lot.

More of his works can be found here :

Friday, 11 December 2009

Object 1

We had to pick a chair and research into how it was made, when it was made, who designed it, where was/is it used, who did it belong to and what is it made of? I chose Ron Arad's "Bad tempered chair" (2002), which was more of an accessible version of "Well-tempered chair"(1986)

For each question we had to create 10 drawings, so 60 all together but I only managed 47 though I hope to add a few more to it. The categories I found difficult were: who designed it= I could only think of 7, where was/is it used= only 4 and who did it belong to= 6 :(

I really enjoyed drawing about how it was made and what it was made of, because I managed to find the information I needed which made it easier.
How it was made=
inspired by armchair, and phillipe starcks Richard III chair, the drawing for "well-tempered chair", the actual well tempered chair. template on computer cut the pieces out using laser burning, what the pieces look like, they are bended and curved and screwed together using wingnuts to make the bad tempered chair.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

new york photos/drawings

I kept noticing how some of the building had faded text on them from old ads.
 my second glimpse at an american fire engine took a chance at taking a photo of it.
amazing James Farley Post Office the text reads: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

Thanksgiving Day, crowds gather for the Macy's Thanksgiving day Parade
"Watch out!"

This was the drawing chosen for the exhibition, it was based on a photograph I took when I went to visit Ground Zero. When drawing from life I feel a little uncomfortable and they tend to come out rubbish a few above are examples, but I think it was also because I was unsure what to draw and I may have been drawing for the sake of it. I really like how the Ground Zero drawing came out, I chose this particular image because of the buildings around the area where WTC used to stand, they look like they weren't affected at all now though they probably were when it happened. The contrast and also the feel of the place when I went there, people just getting on with their life as expected. It also just looks like a construction site, how incredibly normal. I'm rambling now..

Friday, 4 December 2009

Sia- Sunday

Amazing woman with an equally amazing voice. This song is just bliss... if only my Sundays were as relaxing though. First heard her song "Breathe Me" (which is amaaaazing too) on yahoo radio a few years ago and then randomly on Holby City of all places (trying to copy american tv format, maybe)

Friday, 27 November 2009

Final piece

I tried to go through as many ideas as I could to lead me up to this final poster. I realised I should include more people on cycling machines to put emphasis on people working together. I am happy with the poster and got some positive feedback, though I think the 'power to the people' message gets a bit lost.

Friday, 20 November 2009

5 roughs

I got some good feedback regarding my 5 roughs, some expected and and some not so..

1. A lot of people liked the image on the left (the one on the right was just another version). Though I found out that text was not meant to be used on the poster! Also the image looked too cropped and I should enlargen the black area so it doesn't look like it's been cut clumsily. Another improvement would be to space out the last few dots and add 'shoulders' to make it more obvious that they are people. I'm still going to make an A1 copy of this poster but not hand it in as my final.

2.Another variation of the top poster, spent quite some time on this first drawing faces on a page covered in dots, then traced on to tracing paper and scanned. But it's difficult to see the text and doesn't really say much as an image-doesn't have the same imapact as the first, and the obvious problem no text allowed!

3. The obvious punch, which doesn't give me much scope to go with. It's also really badly done, I actually knew I wasn't going to go ahead with this idea, but I was running out of time!

4. I found it difficult to think of something humorous they could be trying to reach, so it didn't turn out as I wanted. The composition works well even though I added the text last minute. I could have improved by drawing more people, maybe at the top with the people getting smaller and smaller.

5. An envrionmental message: working together to save the earth. As I mentioned before, I instantly thought of people on bike machines powering something. I wasn't sure what but for this rough I drew a cinema sign with the slogan. After talking with my tutor I settled with this image but decided that the people should power earth- this sets out the environmental factor clearly.