Can't actually stop drawing lately, I think I may have a problem. Been mega busy today finishing things off / sorting out my portfolio for an interview at Kingston Uni on Thursday, but knocked up a mini-zine tonight just for chillz.
It's basically a list of my favourite things, so therefore naturally includes cats and records.
So I've played around with screenprinting a bit at college before and really liked it. I read a couple of articles on how you can do it at home and things but it all looked too complicated / I haven't got the space etc. I'd heard the word 'gocco' floating around on illustration blogs and things but just assumed it was something you'd get done professionally, like taking images to the printers or whatever. But I just stumbled across THIS:
(ignore the Valentines part, ugh)
Oh my word, I'm not going out until I've saved up for one of these (I'm so lame).
Have spent a ridiculous amount of time by the photocopier today. I really like working on top of photocopies though, I'm going to try copying onto tracing paper and acetate next and layering images up over each other.
Glorious blown-up-to-A3 bear
I found this in my amazing local charity shop this morning, got way excited like a total lame-o as I'd been looking for / wanting one for ages. It's such a lovely colour as well! I've already tried out typing things over photocopies of my work and I absolutely love how it looks so I should expect this will be featuring quite prominently in the next couple of things I come up with. I also want to incorporate more Dymo letter tape (like on the bear sketch in my last post) and Letraset (if I can find some somewhere!) into my work as well as hand drawn lettering. Oo, exciting!
I've done loads and loads of sketchbook work over the last week or so, which has mainly included animals wearing jumpers.
Been feeling a bit rotten today but made time for pandas, owls and bears.
Also, made an excellent K Records tshirt tonight (I love them).
Selling my handmade jewellery and other strange things on the Offbeat craft stall, yeaaaahhh. I wanted to have some fanzines or prints or something ready as well but didn't have time since I've been busy with my various illustration / printmaking projects. Next time!
I want to make one of these so badly.