Just submitted something to Don't Panic/Sick of Nature's poster design brief. But I'm thinking now it looks rubbish. Got a bit messed up trying to change the file size...also spying on katemoross.com hasn't helped. She's only 21 but her work/client list is incredible. She's at Camberwell too. Arrrrrgh jealous jealous jealous...
But...vote for me anyway!
* ella at 22.1.08
The above two are nicked from http://www.kentrogowski.com/. The first is from this project called Bears ("Bears, is a series of portraits of the most unusual sort: ordinary teddy bears that have been turned inside out and restuffed.") and the second from Love=Love (" Flowers and skies were taken out of over 40 store bought puzzles and combined to form a series of spectaular landscapes.")
I've also been spying on photographer Arnauld Jeunie (http://arnaudlajeunie.carbonmade.com/) and illustrators Julia Pott (http://juliapott.blogspot.com/ and see My First Crush on youtube) and Amy Brown (http://www.amyillustration.com/). All of whom have made me feel very jealous and unprolific so I'm off to the V& A to do some drawing.
For more good stuff see http://www.itsnicethat.com/
First post. Hope this doesn't sound too forced...
Went to the British Museum yesterday and then Gosh comics (I got The Iron Tonic by Edwad Gorey and can't stop looking at it). I really liked the Assyrian bit (in the British Museum. Not in Gosh. Obviously.) The drawing above is from one of the gates to the ancient city. And the two below are from these amazing friezes about lion-hunting ("the sport of kings").
Pleased with the day's haul anyway, especially compared to my pathetic offerings for the Christmas project (London Pug Club stuff). More on that later.
Here are the rest; The last one is of an etching in the prints and drawings room by Jan Sadeker the Elder. Really want to try and do some etching but I missed the induction last term. There was some other good stuff in that room by Thomas Rowlandson, George Cruikshank, Lilian Lijn, Seb Patane, Bill Woodrow and Kiki Smith (at least those were the names I wrote down).detail from Kiki Smith etching 'Two'
I really wanted to go to the V&A today to do some more drawings but spent most of the afternoon scanning, cropping and editing from various sketchbooks. Until recently my methods were totally dinosaur (a combination of paint shop pro, MS Paint and Word) but I braved photoshop today and saved quite a bit of time. Still love paint more than ever though.
* ella at 9.1.08