Thursday, 29 January 2009

Blast from the past

I've uploaded a music video I did during art foundation. Just a random fun thing to do to avoid actual work. Starring Lars Wijers, Claire Pattison and Jonathan Palmer (aka Awesome Wells). Music: Me Gustas Tu by Manu Chao. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Eyes that follow you

I've finally figured out a bit of Flash. The script was made by a guy who I've never met called Leigh Swift. He's Jane's friend. BUT I figured the eyelids all by myself!! Hurrah! I would also like to thank Niall. If it weren't for a forced one to one tutorial, I still wouldn't have figured it out. Thank you for putting up with me. I give you...


The blinking might be a bit fast but I'll tweak later.
Now I'll have to do the rest of the website :-<
Oh but i can sleep peacefully tonight.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Seeing red

After watching The Addams family the other night, I wanted to draw a red hair girl with some gothic outfit. I pictured her to have a big wavy/frizzy hair with cream dress and some kind of pose but she ended up looking like this. I'll improve next time. Also I need a model! Where is life drawing class when I needed one!?

Friday, 16 January 2009

I love pink cheeks...

Just an update to show I'm doing something, even if it's a little.

Monday, 12 January 2009

The joy of air drying clay...

So I can create things like this! It's a gift for my friend, Miriam's 21st birthday which was two years ago but I finished it only a few months ago. It only took three days in total... It had a silk black ribbon around it but I think Miriam decided it was rubbish and ditched it. Though, I can't take the credit for the plinth. That was made by Niall, who is very handy in that department. It'll be Miriam's birthday in a few days, I was hoping that since I gave this one recently, it'll count as a 23rd birthday present but I think that is pretty cheeky.

Apparently, she is in the process of making my birthday present which was last month. I have no idea what it is, obviously but hope I don't have to wait for two years...

Oh yeah, this is what she looks like. I've sculpted her prom hairstyle because it was easier.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

dolls, dolls...

Since graduating, I've had a creative blockage on animating so I thought I would like to go back to making things. During the summer, I became a fan of reading the blog of Black Apple who makes lovely dolls with simple template so I thought I'll give it a go. Also it was a chance for me to take out my old sewing machine that I haven't used since A-level Art.

These were my first attempts. I've altered some bits to it and added beads as eyes.
The doll on the left meant to have a brown skin colour. I've tried different ways of dyeing the canvas with paint and coffee but the result isn't as successful as I wanted to be. Still, I'm happy with how they've turned out. Oh yeah, I didn't get to use the sewing machine as it was too tricky and I get impatient with any form of machine.

Below is an unofficial Edward Cullen doll. A vampire character from Twilight. I like the golden beads I've sewn for eyes but I should have done it by paint. However, I think Steff is pleased to have him.

Then there's Hannah's present. She likes frogs...and I thought I'll make a mini Hannah with a frog suit. Ta-da. Mini frog Hannah is meant to be brown but I didn't want to ruin the canvas with other attempts to dye it. In the photo, she is sitting nicely next to an adorable pin cushion from the Oxfam charity shop. I like it very much.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Final Attraction animation

Hello, I'm back. I forgot to add a link to my final animation, "Attraction" from last year. I didn't get to do the autumn scene but enjoy! Oh yeah, it says music is done by Jonathan Palmer but he'd rather be known as Awesome Wells. Please check him out :)

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

cabbage doll

A doll I made for Ana who doesn't like to eat green vegetables.