Friday, 27 April 2012
So, my next project is in the ideas stages, but I know its going to be a narrative, based around building a set which is highly exciting. I thought about settings as a starting piont as I knew I would be spending a lot of time building a space and before Easter when i was thinking generally, I narrowed it down to either an Artists studio or an antique shop, as both have the potential for a little charracter to come in and cause chaos. I've now decided on an antique/costume/nick-nacks shop, as it has so much potential for stories to be told aboout the origins of the objects. I can use this to photograph for a childrens traditional book or animate with for an Ebook, which would be a new experiance. I will upload some pictures when I try out some roughs!
I'm not very good at blogging as I go, so this is going to be the start, hopefully, of a better blogging phase! Last week I used the same technique of oil on paper to do a quick project for a Puffin Post magazine competition. It was such a great brief, as the only requirement was that it should include puffins. I decided to paint a party in the sky, where the puffins who are very fluffy, are bobbing on a fleat of balloons and edging towards a fish-filled cake. I loved adding details such as the goldfish in the tea cups and the crab on the baloon string. Its sometimes just so great to paint something thats purely a happy scene.