Monday, 31 May 2010

Three Years Later...

I still can't believe I finished collage last Friday. Three years passed in the blink of an eye. Them last few weeks were the most intense weeks of work I've ever done. Looking back, it's only now I truly understand how much the course has helped me develop as an artist and a person. I've met some great people over them three years and friends for life I hope. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't still slightly heartbroken about leaving the place and most importantly the people. Fortunately, the end of year exhibition is still to come on the 15th June, allowing everyone to see each other gain for the last time...

Anyhow, about the piece. As stated, my final project was based on the classic tale Hansel and Gretel. Although the year is over I felt like creating this additional piece as a sort of tribute to the time I've spent on the course. It includes some of my cutouts and a lot of photoshop brushes!

It's been a pleasure knowing everyone and now I guess it's time for the next chapter, hopefully we'll all reunite in years to come at a gallery showcasing our work :)

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The Print Room - Day 2

The last two days have been quite full on as I've been in the print room creating these prints from my cutouts.
The first two prints are from yesterday as I finally found the right style and technique. For the last two I created a new plate, allowing a larger print; the area below may yet be filled with text, though
I can't really decide what would look stronger- leave them how they are and give the cutouts space or include text. Hmmm...

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Indian Intricacy

I spent all day yesterday on this piece, mainly the tight detail found in the smoke/ collage/ bubble thing! It is completely made up of ink and this is the first piece I have created on my newly acquired handmade indian paper. Fortunately, the paper soaked the ink up really well and gave it a really authentic quality with the brush strokes still visible.

The intricate detail came after I seen the work of Rob Ryan. This guy is simply amazing and in fact I found a brilliant video of his latest work earlier today... it really is unbelievable the detail he manages to capture.

Rob Ryan timelapse at Pick Me Up gallery from karl sadler on Vimeo.