I have now finished with my 30 seconds music video teaser! After I’ve edited the pictures I took the other day and have put them all together, I think it looks pretty good. The main thing I’ve got left t do is to develop my triptych photographs of an eye.
I’ve done some experiments on my window, using marker and glass cleaner spray. Need just to edit it and see how it looks. If I’m not happy with it, I’ll have to try something else or use the same technique, but in a different way.
Also, I’ve organised a right order of frames for the video.
Finally I’ve finished with my first proper project! I’ve really enjoyed doing it! I’ve chosen to make a memorial book for these beautiful women, that have been tragically killed by Jack the Ripper. I’ve focused on women, that’s why I’ve represented them as lilies, because most of them had children and had a really hard life. It is disappointing how people see them just as Jacks victims, but these ladies didn’t deserve it.
So this book is binded with a black ribbon, that obviously represents death, respect and sadness. I’ve chosen to make a really simple, black and white coves, only because there are a lot of things that is happening inside of the book. Inside: left hand side pages have a nicknames of ladies, the names how they were known by, framed with four lilies. The right hand side pages has Jack The Ripper letters, that has been sent to the police or Whitechapel hospital. Every letter has a red-blooded” lily on top.
There are few things I’m still not really happy about, but as my first ever book I made, I’m pretty happy with it!
This time crit was really useful. I got lots of offers and feedback from my tutors and classmates about my book about Jack the Ripper victims.
Thanks to Ula for writing comments for me!
Nous Vous is Jay Cover, William Luz and Nicolas Burrows. It’s a collaboration on a broad range of projects including illustration & graphic design commissions, exhibitions, curatorial work, publishing and teaching. Based in London.
The stuff they do is really optimistic and playful. I like the thing that they uses lot’s of different colours, and their illustrations are really creative. They have got their own different style also.
Nous Vous does a lot of children books also.
Lovely day developing photos! It’s such an interesting and time taking process when you do it from scratch. Can’t wait to spend more time in the dark room and maybe use it for my first project?
In between screen printing and photography core rotations we ha a bit of the break with one day game – we’ve been drawing 100 things, in 1.5 min each. Some of them didn’t even make sence, but it made me think a bit more openly! Here’s some of the things we had to doodle:
And here’s few of my interpretations:
Thursday workshop was quite an interesting one! We have been making our own tools for making marks and drawing each others portraits. That is my tools: It was really interesting to find out what effects each of the tool make and how different drawings could look like.
After this we had to make 10 different marks on 10 different pages, copy them in the library and make collages out of what we’ve got. I’ve never used that technique, but it looked like quite a fun thing to do. Theres collages I did:
In the end we’ve looked at each others work also as we’ve had a quick look through quite a few different artists work.
I’ve really liked the work of: Mark Hearld, Laurent Koller, Anthony Gerace, George Douglas, Hanna Hock and David Rudnick. Why did I like their work I’ll tell in other blog post.