Tuesday, 26 January 2010

I bet this will change...

Its going to be funny to look back on this once I finish my degree and see how much my initial idea has changed, especially as I have been thinking of this idea since last summer now. This is what I hope to do this year, I will try and keep it short.

I am hoping to design a large scale exhibition, educating the people of Liverpool about the history the city has with emigration and how Liverpool was connected to the rest of the world for so long throughout the 18th and 19th century. I really want to develop my drawing and 3d skills this year aswell as make my model making skills better. Fingers crossed.

On that note here is a picture that always seems to cheer me up. Cooper.

Monday, 25 January 2010

It begins...

There is nothing worst than starting the first page of a new sketchbook. Where do I begin?!

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Productive Week

Overall this week has been really productive, I have recieved some really good emails which are spurring me on to get out there and I am really looking forward to the getting stuck into this project.

Got a lot of visits planned over the next couple of weeks and I'm rather excited about visiting Cadbury World.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

The Son

This is a drawing I did to go with my negotiated project. It was an initial sketch, played with in photoshop. It is for the character "The Son." I chose to focus more on the other two characters and stopped working on this character after these drawings.

Negotiated Project

I chose to design for two of the characters from the play Six Characters in Search of an Author, by Luigi Pirandello. I really got into this project and really enjoyed the story. The two characters I focused on where the Stepdaugher and Father. Two very complex characters who hate each other yet are obsessed and infatuated with each other. I wanted to dress the characters in masks, especially the step daughter as I wanted to hide all emotion from her, as she is greaving from the loss of her Father she is out to hurt.

I found her to be very self obsessed and although to begin with she looks beautiful, the more you get to know her she is a horrible person. I wanted to show this within the mask. I chose to design a mask that from a distance looked like it was created from flowers, but the closer you get you realise the flowers are infact made from moths.

I also wanted to bring some life to the character and thought the best way to do this would be if I created a photoshoot and styled a model to look like the StepDaughter character. I was very happy with the outcome of the photos.


For the father I wanted to create a mask that shown all of the emotion and remorse in his face. He has a lot of bad feelings for neglecting his wife and her family, yet has a very bizarre obsession with his step daughter.


I also wanted to create an image of the two of them interacting together. I am very happy with the final outcome of all of my images.