Monday, 2 January 2017

Found brown packaging

Brown as a colour is under appreciated, sometimes it is the point blunt of racial discrimination, a colour used to cause harm and insult, but here it takes on a captivating elegance it has always had with gold.
Looking at a box of coloured pencils or a packet of wet felt tips, it is nearly always the only writing or drawing tool that is sharp or full of colour.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Road and Pavement Works

Collected pavement markings for road/pavement works that were due. I really liked the use of bright oranges and limish greens at the bottom to pinpoint drainage points. Quite powerful colours. 
More on this later.









Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Tacked It

Photographed my wall before carefully taking down every inch of collected and found materials that appealed to me through colour and so on, to start fresh this year coming up and try to keep it as a monthly thing. Collect, stick, photograph and then peel off at the end of the month. Could this in itself become a live board of inspiration? A collectors board of stuff, graphics, colour, prints, textures, looking at materiality within the everyday?

I miss have an artist's studio which is seperate from coming home from work and just resting (not that I have time for that - nor does anyone really). If I struggle to find time to create, paint or stitch, I can at least collect?
Maybe have it all stitched together into some kind of mixed media collage board by the end?


Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Windows Tile Glitching Moments

When I get a slightly colourful and line filled scroll bar on my internet browser or just when using a program on my computer, and then of course when my phone does this:
                                                                                                                Over here is how it should look
                Up here is how it looked when glitching

It's not done this in a while now sadly as I like the idea of the gradient, but those colours are a lifeless combination. Pop in some reds next time Cortana

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Sketching text pointers

In charcoal is so much fun! Then even more fun with pen, no really, it is. 
Except for the O, S, G, Q, it's working out. 
I need to work on drawing up those letters though, 
that and proportion. 
Dig out squared paper and enlargement technique maybe.

 Also must work on stuff in the mornings, night light is not so good. 

Pointers for drawing/sketching text: 
Look at each letter individually.
Note shapes of each line.
Look at negative and positive space.
Note round shapes. How round is round? Slightly angled in places? 
Look at serif/sans serif where edges of text are, are they rounded, or blunt edges?
Look at proportion, is it accurate?
Spacing one letter and then the next, spaces between consistent with font spacing, which often is not the same as leaving a gap of a few millimeters between each letter.
Use pen or pencil as measuring device.
Be quick with sketches first.
Lightly sketch top and bottom and mid section guidelines (wish I'd done this above).