Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
In all of the buzz and hype following the success of Lilla's first Bootcamp Assignment I am suddenly feeling the pressure to update my blog and to get my website up and running.
While I am madly getting stuck into some freelance work during this week off from Bootcamp, I am also trying to find time to work on my new header for my blog.
I tend to be quite tight with my roughs, using light weight "Bank" paper and tracing them over and over each other to get the "perfect" shapes. It's quite refreshing to just sketch and the linework is already so much more expressive.
Not sure if there's anything there that I will use yet, but just keeping up the momentum of work is a big step at the moment.
This week we have had no Bootcamp class as we gear up for our next "mini" assignment on Monday. The Cuckoo Clock assignment was a huge success and we seem to have flooded various websites and social media with this fun theme.
If you have not had a chance to check out the huge variety of work by some of the 400+ participants in this course, then head on over to Lilla Rogers Studio Gallery for a browse.
Here's a few of my favourites to tease you with:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
I am really exhausted at the moment. The girls seem to have lost all routine with their sleeping habits. I have been too tired to do any work at night, but I have been doing tiny little bursts of sketching throughout the day, just to keep things ticking along. Here's my latest collection of sketches for Lilla Rogers BOOTCAMP.
The final assignment is to apply your designs to a phone case. I have played around with some artwork to scan as final art tonight, but am too tired to do anything with it now. This is a bit tough because adding colour is my favourite part. I will have to dream about it tonight and find a way to get stuck into it all again over the weekend! But for now - it's goodnight all.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
My first week of Lilla Rogers BOOTCAMP is almost done! Of course I have not had the time I would have liked to spend on it, but it's great to have a whole week to play. (During the MATS course it's only two days of sketching and then the assignment!) Our topic of the week is CUCKOO CLOCKS.
Here's a couple of ideas from my sketches. This is a really fun theme, and once you get going you can't stop! We find out on Monday what our main assignment will be, so I am not sure what application these ideas will have just yet.
The best thing about this course format is that there are so many sketches and ideas that can be developed into a whole array of final pieces. I took this class to really develop my folio and I am sure that I will come away with many more than the 6 final assignment pieces.
During the last couple of weeks I have experienced a momentary lull between projects, so I have been toying with a new logo.
Obviously this is still in development, but it's slowly taking shape.
It's a combination of hand lettering and a font. Lilla's course has given me the confidence to explore hand written text and I hope to play around with it a bit more.
My quite period was short lived and I am already delving into a few new projects this week, so it will be tough to make some time for anything else for a while. Still - it's good to be busy, I guess....at least I have a new helper in the studio!