Thursday, 31 March 2011
I have had a little play with art direction based illustration placing my illustrations into settings which convey a fashion lifestyle. They are only very rough at the moment to see if I like the aesthetic. I slightly touched on the mixing of these two mediums in the last project. I think I still have to play with illustration style and I have to get more photographs of atmospheric environments.
The top image background is from The Harmony Club in Alabama which was a gentleman's club converted into a home. It is a beautiful building and I'd like to scout for a similar location. Read about it here:
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
I went on to accessorise the furniture to portray a fashion lifestyle through an installation piece. It is only a practise at the moment as I will use rugs and wooden floors opposed to the grass but I feel the tones and textures work well.
Last weekend I got to work turning my digital print samples into upholstered furniture for fashion lifestyle. I bought two chairs and recovered one and made a removable cushion pad for the second. I also made a plump overstuffed cushion which, like the pad was piped, a new skill I have learned.
This is my third experiment with istopmotion. It's a really fun process but does take some time. I like this animation and it's use of Scott Joplin's "Maple Tree Rag". It has yet to be finished. Humphry and Gilbert will go on an adventure on their tandem!
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Got a bit sidetracked today and thought I’d have a little go at the Royal Wedding Design Competition on "All Tropical". The top 20 get judged by the online community and the best gets printed and £180. As I already had the toy soldiers I created a prince and princess in the same vain to give the design “A Royal Wedding in Toy Town”. Doubt I’ll win but had fun doing it!