Thursday, January 27, 2011

Holy smokes! more from that Iouka kid

I think I am beginning to become obsessed with the idea of photographing other artists work. They are a fantastic subject matter, full of energy and passion and far to busy to care about you taking photos quietly in the corner.

If you want to see more of his work, check out his Blog

Friday, January 21, 2011


My year group was recently set a repeat pattern project, for which we took part in an intensive drawing workshop. We were all asking to bring in objects (mine was the skateboard) and we were asked to draw then, taking into account perspective and scale.

These drawing then formed the base of our repeat patterns. This turned out to be far harder than I had anticipated, and took me the best part of a week to finish my drawings and transfer onto drafting film. (I also went through more pens than I can remember.)

The printing its self was really quite easy, when compared to the rest of the process, plus working on the scale was so much fun.

I was really shocked by how much I enjoyed this whole process but now looking back I'm not sure why, this way of working all very similar to the techniques used in the street art and illustration I have grown up with and I think that is might be something very interesting to play with, Textiles/street art, repeating textiles designs that are wheat pasted on walls? street art that is printed on fabric? (but no like those shitty Banksy canvas prints you see everywhere.)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Loe Kottke - Girl of the North Country

I had a lecture today on where to draw inspiration from and all I could think about was this song, it creates the same feeling I want my work to plus know one seems to have seen it judging by its youtube views so I thought share the love.

Loe Kokkte - Girl of the North Country

Saturday, January 8, 2011

More from Iouka

Today I was very kindly ask by Mr. Joshua Worrall to take some more photos of his work and him working and seeing as he was working on a 7 ft canvas in the dark, I thought what the hell.

For more of Worrall's work check out www.blogspot/

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Glowing Knitting

I finally got my hands on some glow in the dark yarn, so I made a few samples to see how it knits. I found it quite annoying to knit with at first, the yarn is spun really loosely and it was easy to catch the fibres. Knitting it with another yarn seemed to me to be a far better way of using it. Not only did it make it far easier to knit with but also it stop the glow from being overwhelming in the dark as it offset.

One of the things I was concerned about was working with colours that will go well with the white of the yarn in the light and green glow in the dark, because of this I started with greens and blues.

Taking all this into consideration I think it maybe a good idea to look at more natural forms for my inspiration for this work, possibly with a slight science edge but we shall see.

I do also realise that I haven't go any images of these samples in the dark but I have yet to get any good photos of them glowing, though they are on their way.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

I know this isn't my normal realm but when I was ask by my sister to take some photos of her latest cake for her blog, I thought what the hell.