Thursday, 1 May 2008

Illustration Friday - Wrinkles

I wanted to explore wrinkles, creases and folds in flexible surfaces like paper, foil and fabrics - and also the opposite of that. I drew an iron because it literally creates a surface that smooths out wrinkles. After all sorts of disastrous shenanigans - burning my fingers tracing the iron, getting stuck to sofa, covering entire room in shreds of corrugated card - I escaped to the printroom to make this stencil on top of treated papers.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

'BLT' formed one element of a larger image jointly conceived with 2 fellow students. Illustrator Sarah Coleman set the brief which, for us, meant trawling through an endless green consumer article detailing the environmental and health disasters of the making - and eating of - a pre-packed sandwich (bring your own butties is the lesson to be learned!). I enjoyed the discipline of working to an incredibly short deadline and coming up with something really quickly. I'm afraid I used google image search for the basis of this image, but using the facts & figures of the article to create the typeface for the hands was fun (I used ink & a stick, as well as fineliners). Collaborative working was a challenge - but I liked working with a graphic design student - he made me make quick decisions...