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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

New Galaxy Print Hand Painted Dr Marten Shoes

These are a new pair of dr marten shoes i have hand painted in a galaxy cosmic print and are for sale on my esty shop right now.
I normally only paint dr marten 8/10 hole boots, but as its summer and these shoes are definitely coming back into fashion, i thought i would experiment with a pair, I'm so pleased with them, I'm that pleased i have painted my own pair in the same print :)
Take a look if you like

Monday, 26 March 2012

Mermaid Underwater Etching

This is my final A3 etched print for my visual studies lesson. This scene is based on the poem I wrote for the project. Yes, its about a mermaid but, The mermaid is in fact in a fish bowl,
Etching this plate took the mick' as its got so much detail and its quite large.
Here are some close up images...

Saturday, 24 March 2012

A0 Self Portrait Finished!

Finial, Finished. I'm actually quite happy with the outcome. Although I think it doesn't really look like me, everybody else disagrees. Definitely, my favourite part has to be... the tartan shirt.  :)
Any suggestions on how it could be improved...?

Saturday, 17 March 2012

A0 Fine Art Self Portrait

Started of by framing a piece of A0 paper with masking tape to give myself a clean border when i finish. I then Create my Grid with 2cm x 2cm squares. Quickly, I sketch out the frame of my face and map out where the facial features will be and light and dark tones.

Using soft black charcole, I get down the ground for my portrait.

It begins to come together by gently adding the facial features and using a rubber to create marks travelling in the right direction, this give the sense of shape and structure. 

 Done, Well I just need to do the shirt. :)

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Jessie J Album Cover...

Front Cover

Back cover


My last project for Visual communications at college was to produce a single cover from a list of artists. The artists I had to choose from were Jessie J, The ting tings, dizzy rascal and Kanye West. I decided to go with Jessie J - as I am a big fan. 
The brief said to choose an unreleased song from their album, It had to be an unrealised song  as I could have been influenced by material already produced for an existing song. So I chose 'Rainbow'
After doing all the boring stuff, like research, I began to photograph textures like fabrics and glitter (textures that I related to Jessie J) I also considered the colours I was going to include. I then created some sketches of Jessie J which I then thought would be a nice front cover. 
Using photoshop I started montaging all these different textures together and cropping out geometric shapes and collaging them together surrounding the image of Jessie.
I thought the back cover should be a bit more simple, so I took the glitter element and zoomed in and adjusted the hue to achieve that gorgeous purple with freckles of green and pink which compliments the front cover.
For the CD print, I thought it would be nice to incorporate some hand rendered techniques. so I collaged ripped paper and then machine stitched into it. Then scanned it into the computer on a high res and finished it of by slightly adjusting the brightness/contrast and the vibrancy.




I then thought I would be interesting if I created a contrasting design for the same song. I took inspiration from the likes of Sara Fanelli in how she draws very cute, primitive figures. 
I hand drew the rainbow image and collaged some ripped paper, I then scanned that into the computer and using the paint brush in Photoshop I added a slight touch of colour to the hearts. 
Yeah, I'm pleased with the two very different outcomes. 

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

First Post!

Ok, so I have never done this before. This is my first blog post. Don't really know what to say...
Hear is my own personal project I am currently working on to raise a little money for myself (to fund my charity shop addiction) What I'm doing is Hand Painting Dr Marten Boots in the stunning galaxy print that we all love so much. I have been selling them on my etsy shop and they seem to be doing well, especially with the Chinese :)
Make sure to check them out.