Wednesday, 24 August 2011
I have produced new fashion illustrations for A/W 2011/2012 trends. I created these new illustrations using marble ink paint for the backgrounds. I chose the colour palletes to reflect the colours in each particular outfit. I used black fine line pens and black marker pens for the drawings.
Thursday, 18 August 2011
I went to a few places in a day out with my family. We walked through regents park to go to London Zoo. There were some beautiful buildings surrounding the park, of the regency style hence Regents Park. White and grand architecture. It is a nice change to go to attractions that aren't always art related.
We also went to the London film museum, in county hall, in the same building as the aquarium on the south bank. Mostly the exhibits were either Harry Potter or Star Wars, there were some pieces of interest to me. There was numerous costumes and props displayed. My favourites were a original Mr Bean suit and Ali G orange tracksuit. The tweed suit was quite slim fitting. There was also props of mystical creatures, two headed wolves and unicorns.
Monday, 15 August 2011
I am currently reading the book worst fashion, what we shouldn't have worn... but did. The pieces that stood out the most to me as shocking were:
- Too Hot to Handle - Hot Pants - A Shaggy Story - Afghan Coat - Legwarmers - Bumbags - Platforms
- Flares - Out of Africa - The Safari Suit - Knitted belted waistcoats - Don't Get Shirty - Patterned Shirts - Hot Under the Collar - Big Collars - Handbags
- Tank Tops - Tracksuits - Transparent Clothing - Matching Clothing
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
I watched avidly the london riots, on BBC and Sky news. Seeing many areas of london I know, going up in flames. I produced a new drawing of Boris Johnson on the tuesday afternoon, after the worst night of rioting. In clapham junction brandshing a broom, a symbol of cleaning up london. Also a choice few of some of my favourite funny photos from the popular photoshop looter blog.
I do not agree with the violence, however I am being let down by the current government. There are not enough jobs/opportunities and housing for young people. There are many people who have studied hard, in debt from university of near thirty grand, and there are no jobs to aim towards. Cameron blames the culture of society, he needs to take responsbility. By investing not making cuts to young people. He cut the future jobs fund, cuts to the arts etc. He is cutting people's ambitions, he wants a big society of free workers, so that he can use the money to go on hoilday.
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
I will soon be starting studies at Goldsmiths college in teacher training. I will be studying to become a design and technology specialized in textiles teacher. Goldsmiths is famous for many creatives who have studied here including, Lucian Freud, Damien Hirst, Mary Quant, Bridget Riley and Malcolm McLaren. Hopefully i will be following in the same footsteps.