I came up with some hand drawn designs that i thought we could use based on the idea she had.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
This is the first lot of designs Amanda came back with, i loved them so much, my favourite had to be the deers ( i think this is more in tone with my work and what i had in mind originally)and so we decided to go with this idea but to make it hand drawn.
This is a mood board i was asked to put together to assist the graphics artist i was assigned to. Some of the images are my own work and the smaller ones at the top are examples of the direction i see my work taking in the future. The B.C.F.E AGH2 have been given an assignment to design the fibre artist's and illustration artist's identity logos, promotional package, complimentary slips business cards, letter heads etc. It was a brilliant idea and one that works all round i think. The artist i got paired with is called Amanda and she's brilliant! From the start we were in good communication and we both want it to go well so we both put in the effort and its paying off, once i gave her the mood board she was thinking and listening straight away, and i felt very at ease to suggest things (where as normally i don't speak up and regret it afterwards) so the assignments been developing well, taking shape and its a good feeling, when you can work together with another person who works in a different way than you do but the common goal is the same, its been not just painless but enjoyable because she cares that I'm happy with the results and that I'm on board with things. I try to be as helpful as i can and give her lots of examples of what i like and don't like but without telling her how to do it, because she is an artist, and its a different field from illustration so she knows how and what something will look like before i will and can suggest things i would never think of so its a collaboration of both our work and I'm very lucky i got someone who's in the same mind frame.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Aw God I'm dizzy with art, coming up with pieces for the write your own brief assignment, i have been holding back thinking about it so as to get outstanding assignments out of the way and tonight i decided to get on thinking and my heads been flooded and for each piece i thought of could be an entire show...How i long for college to end just for the freedom to get lost in art again. Lately i feel like an artist. 10 minutes ago i cried , art makes me so happy to be in my head. I love it as tho its a child needing to be loved and cared for. I love it as to its someones hand on my forehead when I'm sick. I love it as tho from it flows a river of answers that carry me like a vessel safely around every bend, through every valley and on my way to where my voice is louder than the waves of the sea. I LOVE!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
For this assignment i was feeling a little fragile and unable to begin painting or drawing, over the christmas i felt quite sick with stress and artistically blocked so i decided to draw back to something childish and explorative, something more crafty, then i remembered how i use to play with paper dolls as a child and so i went with that and it seems it worked and also took the edge off! Most of their parts move and they can be lifted off and placed in a new environment if a person so wishes!Its quite fun as there are so many ways you can go with this idea and so many variations!
I picked a Japanese Ainu folktale.
The Owl Speaks.... In the old days when i spoke, it was like a voice echoing through a bow-handle...but now i am old a feeble. ' I want a messenger i said. A bold and clever speaker to carry my complaints to the country of Heaven'. Someone entered very quietly and politely, and when i looked, there i saw the young water ouzel in his god like beauty sitting on the seat at the left. Then tapping on the lid of my ironwood locker i began all night and all day to instruct him about the terms of my complaint....what i had told him to say was to this effect: There is a famine among the people of the world and they are at the point of death, And what is the reason? The gods of the country of Heaven that have charge of deer and the gods that have charge of fish have agreed to send no more deer and to send no more fish.
Some days afterwards, i heard a faint noise in the sky, and when i looked there was the ouzel more lovely than before, full of dignity and grace, returned from the country of heaven to tell me how he delivered my complaint. ' The reason' he said, ' why the god of deer and the god of fish in the country of heaven are sending no more deer and no more fish is that when men took deer they beat them over the head with a stick, flayed them and with no more ado threw the head away into the woods; and when they caught fish, they hit them over the head with a piece of rotten wood. The deer weeping bitterly, went to the god of deer and the fish went to the god of fish. These two gods, very angry.....agreed to send no more deer and no more fish.'
So i visited men in their dreams when they were asleep and taught them never again to do such things. Then they saw that it was bad to do as they had done. They decked out the heads of the deer daintily, and made offerings before them. Hence forward the fish came happy and proud to the god of fish....and the deer came happy to make report to the god of deer. The gods of deer and fish were pleased, and sent plenty of fish and plenty of deer.