I really loved doing the collage and paint work with my Shakespeare project, I decided to do some personal illustration work. Really like how it's come out. I used acrylic paint, fine liner, charcoal and spray paint.
Friday, 28 January 2011
So I decided to revisit the collage idea, looking at Rauschenberg's posters again to re-familiarise myself with his work. I am much happier with the look of these posters. They have more energy and movement to them.
I pages from magazines and different bits of paper for a collage background and printed off the pictures of me in the masks for the foreground. I then used acrylic paint to add colour around the character.
My tutors thought that the photos were stronger than my collage poster and suggested I try some things with them.
I used Photoshop to add text to the image.
I used some of the text from the collage poster I had done before. I'm not that keen on them to be honest. I think they look a bit amateurish.
I used the collage poster in the background of this one.
Not liking the look of them.
I did a collograph of the the cat mask, in the plan to print it and then use it as a ticket that doubles up as a mask for the child to wear throughout the performance. however, the prints didn't go so well either! It was not a good day for printing.
This would have been an amazing print, but the paper stuck to my collograph plate, meaning it was ruined, plus I had to scrape the paper off the collograph! There was just the right amount of ink.
This is quite a good print, still not getting a lot of detail though.
I did this like a lino cut, using a roller and then using the press instead of putting it through the collograph rollers. I don't think there was enough pressure on this one!
Monday, 24 January 2011
For a poster I made this photo collage, using pictures from magazines, phrases I printed in letter press and drawings of the animal masks.
I made a Lino cut of this stag - King Leontes. The cut out of the hands turning into trees reminded me of antlers, so I combined them with the stag. I tried several different colours. I did a yellow version as I found out that a yellow rose symbolises jealousy.
Sunday, 23 January 2011
I was given a project to do over the Christmas holidays which required me to thoroughly research a famous person given to me. I was given Andre Previn, a composer and conductor. He had conducted several of the ballets with the London Symphony Orchestra so I decided to illustrate the ballets he conducted. I made a little book out of it in the end as well.
I used the mechanical skull stencil from before, just covering the "RPS". This bag sold better!