Thursday, 22 March 2012

Ilustration Project Update

There is some exciting work taking place so it would be great to see some of it posted on the blog. There have been some exquisite prints and some of the collage work is starting to really look good too.
In addition to the previous list, the work you should have completed by Monday 26th March is:
  • At least 3 really good monoprints based on your photoshoots.
  • 2 or more gold card plates cut with several prints taken from each one.
  • Eduardo Recife

    Nazario Graziano
  • Research (with analytical comment about technique) into 2 illustrators whose work features a mixed media/collage approach, e.g. Ben Allen, Eduardo Recife, Tim Marrs, Martin O'Neill, Nazario Graziano , Tez Humphreys, Eva Han.
  • A minimum of 3 good collage pieces that use the imagery you have generated in the project so far along with interesting paper, swing tags, stickers etc. Think carefully about how to use space and how to include text, ensuring you have looked at plenty of the Artists in the list above will help you to make good visual decisions.
  • Several PhotoShop experiments where you scan your collages and make alterations - remember PhotoShop can be used to take away as well as add.
  • All this work should be carefully mounted into your sketchbooks.
Next week we will be planning layouts for our final 1m x 1m boards which we will be producing straight after the Easter break. You will have an essay assignment to complete over Easter, so make sure you are up to date with the project work before the end of term.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Tonal drawings of Augustus Gloop!




Here are a few of my tonal drawings i have done so far from my photoshoot of augustus gloop - modelled by Joe.
Jenya xx

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Illustration Project - Checklist

It is good to see some of the resourceful photoshoots and solid bits of drawing that have been going on. So you can check you are up to date here is a list of everything that should be complete by Monday 12th March:

  • Research into Quentin Blake's illustration (print out several examples of his work and include personal analysis of his technique, background information and at least one visual response).
  • Research into at least 2 Films that are based on works by Roald Dahl. Again include vital information: director, year made, lead actors, some personal written response and good images from the film.
  • Initial brainstorming and photoshoot storyboarding for 3 scenes from your chosen Roald Dahl story. At least 3 pages of storyboards with annotation, plus breakdown of requirements for your shoot (models, location, props, make up, lighting etc.).
  • Examples of good existing storyboards presented in your sketchbook with analysis (e.g. work by Josh Sheppard).
  • Contact sheets of your photoshoot/s you should have a good range of shots to work with.
  • A5 or A4 printouts of several of your best shots.

    Annie Liebovitz

    Ruven Afanador
  • Research into at least 2 photographers whose work explores fantastical themes e.g. Ruven Afanador, Annie Liebovitz.
David Foldvari

Esra Roise

Hope Gangloff

  • Research into 2 illustrators whose work focusses on strong drawing technique such as Esra Roise, David Foldvari and Hope Gangloff. As usual include good reproductions, background information and analysis of technique.
  • A range of fantastic drawn responses to your photography, these should include at least 2 really good sustained full page tonal pencil drawings. You should have a minimum of 4 other drawings, exploring technique (linear, expressive) and media (ink, biro, fineliner).
Good Luck, I look forward to seeing your sketchbooks taking shape.


Sunday, 4 March 2012

rolypoly bird

my photoshoot in the studio of the roly-poly bird in the enormous crocodile book modelled by my mental friend jenny :o)   love holly x

The Pig...

Here are a few of my favourite shots from my photoshoot. The story is about a really clever pig who realises he is only alive in order to be slaughtered, and so turns against the farmer!! Laura H xxx