Thursday, 17 December 2009

Monday, 14 December 2009

Saturday, 12 December 2009

sculptures made out of car parts






These sculptures are made by the Austrian Artist James Corbett, he creates them by using old car parts taken from scrap yards. Working in this way is a good reminder for people to recycle and take care of their waste. I especially like the squirell sculpture!

If anyone who see's this message has any interesting scrap parts i.e metal, wood, old broken tv's, old car parts (not too big), old mechanisms things like what are on these sculptures, I like rust! If you know of where i could find things, or if you are getting rid of, or are willing to part with them then please contact me on here and i will happily come take it off your hands!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

I looked around on the internet for sounds we could use to play as you walk through our tunnel, there were quite a few good ones on this site http://www.freesound.org/searchText.php but the best ones were the sounds we made our selfs.

Monday, 23 November 2009


We looked at different examples of collaberative groups to find out how they work together one being ContainerPLUS is a multidisciplinary art and design collective which is based in london they specialise in creating playful creative fantasy worlds. They create both 2D and 3D designs.

containerplus is a combination of illustration, photography, set design, animation and they work in a performative way. as well as doing client based project they also work on personal experimental pieces, which enables them to explore techniques and develop new ideas, which then informs there commercial work.

HOW DID YOU START? WHO ARE THE FOUNDING MEMBERS?

Container was set up by Nicola Carter and Luise Vormittag in the Winter of 2002/2003. We had met
while studying at Camberwell University of the Arts, graduating in the Summer of 2002. We were
working separately at the time. Our work was quite distinct but we shared a sense of humour, a vision
of what we wanted to do and we both liked to boogie. Our first joint project was an exhibition at the
Notting Hill Arts Club, which got us nominated as one of Creative Review’s “Creative Futures 2003”.
We were very lucky and got to work on a broad range of projects over the next years, ranging from
editorial commissions, book covers, interior design, collaborating with fashion photographers,
drawings for online interactive animation, street art, product design, painting over a brand new
car, creating the identity for a new MTV show, etc.

2007 saw us getting increasingly interested in the third dimension: we started experimenting with set
design and installations. We also started incorporating performative elements in our exhibitions and
began thinking of the possibility of creating a 360 degree experience with our artwork, rather than just
an image on a page. So when we met photographer Patricia Niven and set designers “
Lightning and
Kinglyface
” and , things really started falling into place.

Patricia Niven has been working as a photographer since 2001. Specialising in fashion photography
and portraiture she has been working for clients in the music, advertising and publishing industry. In
2003, Patricia was awarded a highly commended in the American Express/Independent on Saturday
Fashion Photography Competition and in 2004 was selected to show in the Schweppes Photographic
Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery.

Lightning and Kingly Face was founded by Anna Fulmine and Victoria Shahrokh in early 2007. They
specialized in set design for shop windows as well as for live music events. We worked on them on
a string of successful projects throughout 2008 - including the TV BAFTA afterparty, the Topshop
event and our stint at the V&A museum. 2009 sees us continue working with them and an increasing
number of other 3D designers on a freelance basis.

More than anything we share a joint vision, a sense of where we want to be going and we
inspire each other with our enthusiasm. In January 2008 ContainerPLUS was born.

HOW DO YOU WORK AS A TEAM?

The three of us have our distinct roles - we each have one creative role (eg Queen of Illustration) and
one or more administrative and operational roles (eg. Empress of Bookkeeping). We have biweekly
meetings for team updates and gossip. We bring eachother biscuits and go rollerskating. Every project
has one dedicated teamleader. We start every day with a tapdance-routine in our studio. (Ok, that is not
100% true..)

WHAT INFLUENCES YOU? HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?


Many people liken our illustrative work to Aubrey Beardsley and Art Nouveau. Undoubtedly, both have
influenced our style, but it is not stuff we spend a lot of time looking at. Generally we aim to create
something that on first impression is beautiful and elegant, but upon closer inspection reveals a lot
of absurd detail, such as fat squirrels in bikinis, a dog dressed up as a devil, a man wearing a chicken
costume.

Our work is all hand-rendered and we like infusing our creations with the “charm” of imperfection.
We generally do this by creating an endless expanse of mess and then sticking it all back together,
either with actual glue or in Photoshop. We admire really neat and clean people, but we know we will
never be part of that world.

We usually start every project by having a long conversation mixing our ideas with the latest gossip,
looking at all sorts of magazines ranging from Art Monthly to Heat. Somewhere in that conversation,
in between our mediocre jokes, misunderstandings and a pile of magazines lies the seed of an idea.
Once the idea is born it develops almost independently, growing across the paper, the wall, the screen.
It becomes 3D and eventually takes on a life of its own, making us its slaves.


http://www.containerplus.co.uk/

they have many clients including
Charles Worthington
Computer Arts Magazine
Diesel
Dorling Kindersley
Grazia
Guardian - The Guide

MTV
NHS
Olay
Philadelphia
Pulse
Q magazine
Selfridges
Sony
Topshop / 9PR

Volkswagen


Sunday, 15 November 2009

Finding face's in New York!










This is a Stage light i love the cute little bow on its head!
This is from a tab in paper couldn't get the focus right but you can still gather its a smiley face.




Wednesday, 4 November 2009



Here is me and my group working hard researching the doorway theme and in harmony!!!

Monday, 2 November 2009

Lady hawke


Whilst serving customers at my mind numbingly boring job i came across these beautiful illustrations by Ladyhawke on the Beck's Beer bottles and instantly fell in love. I didn't know the lead singer Sarah Larnach was an illustrator as well as a singer. These illustrations were commissioned by Lexis PR, they feature four different designs created by musicians LadyHawke and Hard-Fi. In the past Beck's has worked with artists such as Tracey Emin and Damien Hurst on bottle designs

The messy watercolour painted over the beautifully detailed images looks sooo dam good !




Sunday, 1 November 2009



I could only seem to find this clip of the 'Sixth Sense' in French, I do apolgise, but you still get the gist of the idea i hope. I think what makes this part of the film so scary is the atmospheric music on aproach. Going up the spiral staircase totally alone. The scared breathing sounds, something is unknowingly about to happen. The music gives more growing tension as the panicky voices cry out from the room louder and louder. The absolute darkness from the doorway is in full view, you cant see a thing so your mind starts to play tricks on you, as you cant see you can only imagine what things could be lurking within. The scared breathing sounds getting heavier and more panicky as the door slams behind you taking you into complete isolation of the outside world. Feeling totally alone but with an unwanted pressence in the room shuffling sounds as though you are not alone the violent screams, the loud thuds and banging panicked cry's you cant get out of the door then total silence... pretty scary!!!


After Allot of Brainstorming and looking into different ideas within our group we decided that we were all realy interested in creating something a bit creepy and sinister with our door. I was realy pleased to find out from Daniel Pike from our group that Bill Violla's 'Bodies of Light' exhibition will be on when we go to New York at the James Cohan Gallery. It will be greatly inspiring for our group, especialy to find out how he got this affect as in one of our meetings we disscussed projecting moving images to create a scary affect.





We have been assigned a new brief on 26/10/09 to collaberate with cross pathway art and design students. This is an open brief we have been given a door as a group we will form ideas of how to approach this task. in my group named 'The Elephants' we have

Anthony Wheeldon - Graphic Design (specialises in photography)

Donella Machin- Surface Design (good comunication and printmaking skills)

Daniel Pike - Multimedia (specialises in after affects and flash software)

Me - Illustration (making things, drawing, i-stop)

Tuesday, 20 October 2009



These Animations are created by the illustrator/ animator Carolina melis

Thursday, 15 October 2009














siloueted branches of trees could look interesting on a carpet design.


From Looking at the mullberry fashions and interior designs on the internet, books and in fashion magazines, i came up with a list of ideas that i could look into for my mullberry carpet design. mullberry are a very english company, also very fashionable as many of their clothing and handbags feature in magazines like vogue.
-old cars
-vintage
-seaside i.e yachts, anchor, steering wheel
-croquet
-bowls
-tapestry
-restoration
-floral designs
-medievel
-Tudor times
-old furniture
-grande piano
-tweed
-trees
-leafs
-stripes
-roses
-Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer
-daisy/poppy fields
-gardens
-horse riding/racing
-dears
-tartan
-paisley
-celtic cross designs
From this list i concopted a source of images which i felt fit in best with the mullberry theme that could look good as a carpet design.

video

This is my attempt at using istop motion! not perfect, but im quite pleased with the finished product. Using some elements i created from over the summer. I mainly researched dolls so i had alot of dolls limbs that i had cut in different possitions to work with. This was only supposed to be 30 seconds long but i got a bit carried away. The figure was supposed to move in a way chosen from a list of words given so i chose dancing.

Vladimir Sulyagin




To begin my animation I started off using silouetes of arms, legs, hands and feet cut out from paper. I was notified by eleanor of an artist named Vladimir Sulvagin who works in a loose collage style called paper spirits and immediately fell in love with his way of capturing the characters of people just using simple bits of paper in a very minimalistic approach. He only uses a very limited amount of colour on each piece.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009





Jo showed me this book on amazon Faces by Francois and Jean Robert Chronicle books 2000. and i had to get it The story goes that one day Jean Robert discovered a face in a padlock and ever since then he and his brother Francois have been photographing objects that resemble faces, from pretty much anything. Each face seems to have its own personality this coincides with the way i like to work so i decided to include this on here as i constantly see faces in things i.e bin trucks or in the bathroom tiles, in wooden furniture, ive just seen one on the stapler they are everywhere. I wonder wether they are designed like that intentionally or just by accident.

this is somebodys blog whose found some goodens http://facesinplaces.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Groovy shoe advert




70s dexter shoes poster from 1971
I saw this and had to put it on my blog i love the sense of movement and bold colours, its all very roughly drawn it adds to the rawness of the design. taken from the book 70s all american ads.

Monday, 28 September 2009

1920s charleston dance
I would like to incorporate some of these dance moves from the youtube link below, into my animation. I also want include a bit of this lively jazzy charleston music i think its ace i dont no why i didnt think of it sooner! im keeping it simple by just using legs and arms for my animation realy excited about doing it now ive seen this video!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

I was trying to think of animations that i have realy liked, and i remembered this persil advert, This was on quite a while ago, the robot is soooo cute! I just think its brilliant the way its done the advert is set from a young childs view of how everything seems so new and exciting as simple as being outside seems like a big adventure. This advert has so much feeling and emotion i think that has something to do with the music, and it makes me want to jump into a big muddy puddle :D

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Liverpool 17th September 09



I was mostly intrigued by this sculpture the illusion of a never ending space.

Me, Beverly and Janet took a trip down to liverpool to check out the DLA Piper Series is this sculpture exhibition where there was also a silent disco at the Tate gallery. As you walked in you put on a pair of earphones which were playing funky 80's disco music, you could choose from two channels and there was a light up dance floor with disco lights flashing around the room you could have a "boogie on down" whilst looking at great sculptures, the disco setting was a huge break out from the audinary stereotypical exhibit, this totaly banished the usualy quiet, dull, mundane feeling of looking round an art gallery. This unusual spin on the exhibition made me look at the sculptures in a whole new light, i feel the music made it allot more interesting and slightly humourous as i could imagine the statues dancing around to the music. Aswell as being a great day out (and visiting are LJMU students union just because we could) it was definately well worth seeing.
Also What i love about liverpool is the beautiful old and new buildings

my creations
































These are rough photographs i have taken of my ideas for characters that i may use for something one day i find it realy enjoyable creating these faces and sometimes i can get realy immersed in it. Made using found objects from around the garden and shed.