Thursday, 3 March 2011

Beatrice Alemagna

Beatrice Alemagna collages materials to create her images, she incorporates three dimensional photograped objects in her designs she uses a variety of different materials and media in her designs.

the yellow poster with the magpie created from newspaper and paint was made to promote a book fair in Roubaix.

the 2nd and 3rd image is from a childrens book called 'Mon amour autrement jeunesse' i was mainly interested in her fabric stuffed animals which are shown in a frame above her page spreads which were exhibited.

Another of her childrens books which caught my eye is "bugs in a blanket" the materials used and the creatures are brilliantly composed i hope to use her illustrations to inspire my characters which i am currently trying to make.

Friday, 11 February 2011

I watched a programme I think the 3rd of february last week on bbc human planet it was a film in the Himalayas Tibetan Monks put up prayer flags. There were thousands maybe millions of them floating and blowing in the wind they looked magical and could be a good idea for a festival sculpture, the flags symbolise hope peace and a caring attitude to nature and the environment around us.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Get to the chopper!!!

dan advised me to look at this video on you tube named "get to the choppa" which is a music video for the band Austrian Death Machine the characters

Monday, 20 December 2010

Entrepenerial product

Kate Sutton is a freelance illustrator she creates line drawings and plush creatures. I found Kate Suttons work in a book called "Made and sold" she is an illustrator who also creates one off hand made creations like these very festive tree decorations of gingerbread men, knitted candy canes, and wierd stripy monsters.
She says 'Even if i had a range of manufactured products on the market i would continue to make small runs/limited edition items as i love all things handmade and its just part of what i do.' Kate Sutton pg 70
This lady gave me the idea to stuff my flat 2d grandma with wool to make her 3d.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Green eyed Monster

I was asked to write 250 words on an artist/illustrator who i really envy. I decided that i would write about Sara Fanelli who is a contemporary illustrator. A few of the reasons for me choosing her would be that her illustrations are brilliant, interesting and very different. Fanelli illustrated the classic children's storybook Pinocchio. She has a very playful approach to her illustrations where she combines allot of different colour, texture, techniques and ideas which must take allot of time to conceive. I love the Disney film of pinochio and the traditionally painted characters usually come to mind, so when i saw Sara Fanelli's version i was surprised to see such new and exciting imagery, i had never seen anything like it. I could never tire of looking at Fanelli's illustrations in the book Pinocchio. Fanellis illustrations have a naive childlike quality, they look almost unfinished. She uses a culmination of drawings, collage, photography, paint, the real cut out eyes give her characters a human touch after all allot can be said with eyes.
on some of the pages she includes less detailed innocent looking ink drawings which are simplified re-drawings of the original coll aged characters. She uses a mixture of contrasting colours the illustrations are quite minimalistic she is careful not to overcrowd them.
the book is beautifully translated and very original in design. she uses a limited colour palette which helps tie the images in together using quite natural tones.
Fanelli's illustrations are witty but also quite daring from looking at her designs i feel as though they give me the confidence to use my random designs from seeing Sara Faneli's work i realise illustrations don't have to look exact or precise illustrating is about having fun and using imagination that is something i sometimes forget, i need reminding.

Friday, 17 December 2010

christopher lockes uses all types of media, including metals, wood, plaster, clay, resins, foam, painting, drawing, and mixed.
i was particularily interested in the spider made of scissors that were confiscated from an airport they lookvery sinister.