I really want to make more things like this and sell them on an Etsy shop. I love drawing on my graphics tablet, and I know I’m not the most advanced artist when it comes to digital artwork, but I love doing the cute-sy little designs and I think this is best suited to items for kids. I could see this being used for a toddlers birthday party (obviously without the watermark), and I love being so colorful and cute! I would love any feedback about whether people would think these type of things would sell – maybe as just a digital file that you download and print yourself? Or as proper printed invites in small batches?
It was my University Summer Ball last Friday and it was brilliant! Such great atmosphere and just an amazing night all in all. And of course it was fancy dress. I’ve posted a post on some of my previous homemade costumes – ketchup and the golden snitch – this time I decided to try create a C3PO costume as I still had the gold leotard from the golden snitch costume. My sewing machine tension is kind of broken, even after much fiddling with the screws on the bobbin to change the tension … so I had to try my hardest to do what I could.
I do think the costume was quite successful in the end. I wore gold disco pants (which unfortunately started to split in the crotch area throughout the night but were saved by safety pins), and a gold leotard with my timberland boots. I drew a C3PO mask with my graphics tablet and printed it off onto card and glued it to some cereal box cardboard, using ribbon to tie it round my head and secure into place with curvy grips. I sewed together the chest piece which had velcro at the back of the neck … I also made the waistband and sewed each individual wire onto it, before glue-gunning a card circle onto it.
I also used gold face paint on my arms, and drew more pieces on using black eyeliner, and hair sprayed into place. I also wore neon yellow clay earrings that I bought on etsy.
This is a scene we lit in our Lighting tutorial this year at Uni. We were given the scene, and had to apply different textures to the wood beams, floor and cardboard boxes, and added various lights – a light that acted as the sun, plus smaller lights to add the light coming through the doorway and bouncing off the floor and back onto the characters etc. Using various warm colours, and different light intensities.
Making different types of faces and turning them into characters … I prefer the face as the sketch but I had fun putting different hairstyles on her before the hairstyle in the colour picture looked right. As you can tell I’m very bored … VERY.
I’m stuck in my flat in Bournemouth with no one around … it should in theory help me to revise, but I absolutely hate it. I love being at home and being able to chat to a member of my family whenever I want. The maths revision is too boring to me, I’ve learnt this maths before so there is no challenge and nothing making me want to revise. So I play around on this new program I downloaded and sketch a few things. When ever I doodle I doodle clothes and people … I realise in our lectures everyone doodles, and they doodle whatever they are best at drawing and what interests them … robots, dinosaurs … I doodle clothes, which makes me miss Textiles lesson in A Level. I mean sewing always stressed me out, but I loved to create clothes and create a sketch book of ideas and samples. So here’s a little doodle I did just now, to keep me from going insane, cooped up in my flat.
Just downloaded a program called MyPaint and did a quick sketch, that I actually quite like. Obviously it’s not finished to a high quality, but I like her face and her expression, and the big hair. Got an exam tomorrow so making a slight detour from revision to play around. Ciao! x
If you want to see more great pieces like this collection of 500 ceramic thorns by Natalia Dias, pop over to the blog I run as Assistant Curator for the Fresh Air 2013 Sculpture Show … I’m doing some ‘Sneak Peek’ Pre-Show posts on what will be showcased this Summer and once the show starts on the 16th of June I’ll be posting about the goings on and the behind the scenes of the show, with more featured sculptures. Hopefully also will be gathering some reviews of the sculptures from the children that visit to get a nice view on how children interpret the sculptures, not just how I interpret them!
So on Thursday me and Charlie went to Cheltenham to have a rather nice day out seeing The Great Gatsby. We didn’t book early enough so panicked when the Cineworld was sold out apart from a late showing. So instead we when to the Screening Rooms a luxury cinema next door to the normal Cineworld and paid what was only a few pounds more combined to sit on giant leather chairs and be served by a waiter. So Charlie rushed off to buy the tickets whilst I headed to Huffkins to order us some tea and cake, for breakfast, before we went to see the film.
Huffkins has always been a favourite of my families, and we normally go to the one in Burford, but there’s one in Cheltenham now too. I enjoyed a pot of ‘proper’ tea, and one of their award winning brownies, whilst Charlie had Fentiman’s Victorian Lemonade and a huge Chelsea Bun. I was wearing a new dress that I’d bought in TKMaxx earlier this week and a blue denim jacket from boohoo, my white Lacoste pumps, plus my favourite silver leaf earrings from Accessorize. After a delicious breakfast/tea break Charlie went off to buy some stationary he needed and I spent a while browsing through Waterstones … I always seem to end up in the Children’s section looking at all the new Children’s illustrated books. I found a book illustrated by Jon Klassen by written by Lemony Snicket, an author who wrote the Series of Unfortunate Events that I read from cover to cover when I was younger, called ‘The Dark’. I also looked at a book called ‘Black Dog’ by Levi Pinfold which featured a dog not unlike my Scottish Deerhound Alfie. As always I was drawn to the ‘This is … ‘ series by M.Sasek, I’m pretty sure they are my favourite type of illustrations and only wish I could produce things like that!
After browsing and purchasing Dan Brown’s new book Inferno (I’m a bit of a sucker for codes and history) we headed off to The Screening Rooms to see Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby.
The film was amazing, we saw it in 3D which I was dubious about but it really gave it that extra kick … it was brilliant in the shots where you zoomed through New York or one of the parties. Visually it was beautiful so vibrant and fun, and the costumes were fantastic. It made you want to live in the 1920′s and the whole thing was finished off perfectly by the soundtrack which featured modern songs even ‘No Church in the Wild’ by Jay-Z and Kanye West, but all the songs were tweaked to sound more fitting for the era. I’d definitely recommend going to see it on the big screen! It was like stepping back in time and you really felt as if you were there.