Wednesday, 28 November 2012

New Plan

After coming across Izziyana Suhaimi, I decided that I want my final piece to be an embroidery piece. I am first going to do a fashion shoot and create some interesting images that I could recreate in Stitch Form. 
So, I purposely chose interesting clothes such as a fur gilet, pom pom scarf, leopard print skirt, woolly cardigans etc for my model. The other reason for the fashion Shoot was to show where the Human Form theme comes in. 

Friday, 23 November 2012

Izziyana Suhaimi

Okay, I have just come across an AMAZING ARTIST! and just by accident, her name is Izziyana Suhaimi, I think she is one of my new favourite artists!! 
Here are examples of her work, all credit to her obviously! 
She manages to incorporate embroidery into pencil drawings and watercolour paintings.

Check out her site here

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Paper/Fabric Collage and Embroidery

This week I played with Paper Collage again but this time used embroidery too. I used my life drawings as a template. I used embroidery thread to outline different shapes. 

To avoid ripping the paper, I made the holes first, by placing a sponge under the paper and piercing it with a needle. 

Paper Collage with Embroidery.
I used Cross Stitch under the breast, Seeding Stitch under the collar bone, a lot of Straight Stitch and a Patchwork Style near the Belly Button. 

I then also tried Paper and Fabric Collage:
Paper and Fabric Collage with Embroidery.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Life Drawing.

Since coming back to college we have been having Life Drawing Classes every Friday, I can definitely see an improvement in my work.
So, I thought I would show you some of my most recent drawings.

Done using Fine Liner. I created tone with the crosshatch technique.

Done using Graphite Stick, and the edge of the stick to create Tone.
Done using Graphite Stick.

Done with Graphite Stick.
I experimented with different mediums and created 3 different versions of the drawing above. For the Ink Drawings I Used 3 different pots of ink, one pure ink, one very watered down, one slightly watered down. My favourite is the Watercolour version, I also had the most fun doing that one. 

Ink, I didn't wait for each layer of ink to dry and used a very wet brush and so got a very watery effect. 
Ink, here I waited for each layer to dry and so got a more bold, line drawing. I prefer this one to the one above. 

Watercolours and Ink.
My watercolour and ink painting is based on the Painting below that I found on Pinterest...

Marie 2, (2010) By Raluca Vulcan.'s by an Artist called Raluca Vulcan, you can see more of her works here

Friday, 9 November 2012

Paper Illustrations and Kat Macleod

Ok so you guys should definately check out Kat Macleod! She and 2 of her bestfriends, Simone Elder and Chloe Quigley run the Ortolan Graphic Design Studio, in Australia, which they established in 2006. 

Her are some examples of her work... 

I took inspiration from her work and tried to create a illustration in her style. I used the photo below of my sister as a bases. I used fine liner to outline my drawing, watercolours to paint the hair, face and skin and fabric and inky paper (I made by soaking paper with water and dropping different coloured inks on to it) for the clothing and accessories. 

Photo I based Illustration on.
Illustration 1 - Fabric for bow in Hair and Ribbon for Waist. 

Illustrations 2 - Fabric for bust (tied with black cotton in the middle). 

Illustration 1 - Close up.

Illustration 2 - Close up.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

New Term, New Project...

So, the theme for this term is also Human Form. But we can choose any media to portray this theme. I want to look at mixing paper with fabrics :) 

Here is my proposal...

One of the most interesting workshops of last term was the assemblage one, I really loved Claire Coles work and so for the next 6 weeks I want to explore paper collage, sewing paper together and embroidery on both paper and fabric. 
One of the Artists I will look at is Kat Macleod, who I came across in the assemblage workshop last term. She creates beautiful fabric and paper collage illustrations of people. My final piece will be a fabric piece. My aim is to use a drawing from the life drawing sessions and recreate it in a patchwork style with paper and fabric.