Monday, 11 June 2007

weeks ahead

now that my work is all handed in, i am planning on making some tshirts at silkscreen.
for sustainability and my personal mapping i have done some tshirt designs.. which i would like to print up.
lots of lego. zapatista soldiers. and stars and lightning.
its going to be magical.

diagnostic project

for this diagnostic project i started off with chosing my topic word.
i have recently been drawing some super hero characters and wrestlers. not in your conventional marvel way, but in a pretty-grotesque style.
i like these, and decided that id like to make a book out of the images.
having done more research i started looking into mexican wrestlers as a theme.. mostly just for the image to begin with. then i started to research more into the lifestyle of said wrestlers. in mexico, wrestlers are superstars. on tv. radio. seen in every magazine. they are everywhere, YET, many of them still maintain complete anonymity.
being seen everywhere, but only ever masked up. masked in mystery!
so this theme then sparked off the mexican theme.
i have used spanish-mexican language in the images, which i think works well. i wanted to create superheroes that could fill people with optimism. feeling safe that there is someone there to save you whenever something may go wrong.
what i have written on the images i wanted to almost be a mantra. something for people to say, to gain confidence.

i spent a long time drawing up, and then it came to getting the images sorted. i had decided to silk-screen. however, due to people having 'inductions' which meant for some reason that we were not allowed to be anywhere near the vicinity, meant that i had to scrap the idea of doing a book. as all i had time to do was one final image. this image i have made a lot bigger. and added colour on acetate with my touch markers.

i think it works well. i like the image. yet, i love books. i love stories. and i like little 'units'. as you would see from my portfolio - sketchbooks, notebooks, photos mounted in books. and i think a book would have been a nicer thing to hold.


really enjoyed the animation project. was a little tedious with the continuous drawing, but i enjoyed the challenge. although i think i have serious wrist problems now.
mixed the animation into a song by sikth 'wait for something wild'. not one of my favourite bands but i thought the song worked well.

we were supposed to be putting our animations together in groups.but i found the working in a group very annoying. it has proved to make the project so much more work by having to try and arrange to meet up and sort it all out. so mine is still on its own. its basic. but quite cool i think int its 12 second entirety!

been quite hard latley with the work load - everything seems to have been set at the same time. mapping... sustainability.... animation projects... daignostic project soon... and this semina talk. which, i am very uninterested in. not now anyway, at the start of the year i would have found more drive to do it. now i just want to work. im sick of not having specialised in illustration yet. and im just looking forward to getting a clean start this coming september.


dont dig flash at all. its something i really dont want to be using again any time soon in the future at all!

Photographic Sequences

Recently managed to find myself an old slr camera at the flea market in town. just a little practika camera, similar to the ones at uni. works like a charm. and only £35!
got a wide angle lens to go with it and i had some fun taking photos of the guys in my room. used this mad little filter that blocked out the edges a little... giving it this dreamy almost soft porn sort of effect. i like it.
have gotten quite carried away with the manual photography, and not done much digital. but finding it quite hard to get into doing the digital, as i have done so much of it already, it seems an almost pointless exercise at the moment when i all i want to be doing is trying new things.
still feel a lot like i am repeating my last year at foundation at brookes.