Friday, 25 May 2012

End of Year Show 2012

Thanks to everyone who came to the private viewing of our end of year show yesterday, can't believe how many people showed up! And thanks to everyone who bought one of my cards.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Cards For Sale

I finished my last module for second year a few weeks ago, but haven't had the chance to upload anything here. As well as some cards, I've made some prints that I intend to sell later on (I'll put those up in another post). I got some good feedback from my tutor, and he suggested taking my designs back to the V&A to try and sell in their shop... Worth a try I guess.

I'm currently going through all my work and setting everything up in the studio for our end of year show tomorrow night.

Anyway, here's the designs for the cards I intend to sell:

13x13 cards (including an envelope and insert page) - £3.50
A6 black & white cards (including an envelope) - £2.00

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Compass Design For Greeting Card

My blog is full of compasses! This is one design for a set of greetings cards for the module I'm currently working on (with only a week left!) I also used it for a little title decoration, since it took me a while to draw and I'm quite pleased with it. I tea stained some textured paper from paperchase to make the background, then drew the compass using fine liner. I then put the two together in photoshop.
Tomorrow I'm going to spend a day in the printing room and do some monoprints of -- you guessed it -- more compasses. I'm going to try and print these directly onto my tea stained paper, and maybe tissue paper or something, that worked quite well last time.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Drawings From London

I went to London this week with a few friends to do some location drawings, some research for my current module and to take some proper touristy photos. 

We went to the National Gallery, the Natural History Museum and the V&A, to name a few. I could have spent hours in the jewellery section in the V&A, so many sparkly things! And the Japanese section was really cool, especially all the ceramics and the Lolita dresses. 

For this module, I'm basing my work on some lyrics from the Bright Eyes song "From A Balance Beam." I intend to create some more prints, some framed images and maybe some greeting cards, as it's all about marketing and selling your stuff (exciting!)

These are the lyrics I chose:
"And then we will finally know the way out of here, 
And I will throw away this wrinkled map and my chart of stars,
And my compass, cracked."

...hence why I've been drawing compasses a lot. 

I'll put up some more of my work fairly soon. I'm planning on spending a whole day next week in the print room at uni, so hopefully something worthwhile will come out of that...