Project: Day Travel card book

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Last weekend I was trying to organise some of the things that I have been collecting for many years and they’re starting to piling up. I always find it very hard to throw things that I feel that they have sentimental value to them. Ever since I was little whether it is birthday cards, hand written letters, notes, receipts or in this case train tickets I have been collecting all of these things for so long and I can’t seem to get rid of them. As I was going through my purse I found stacks of train tickets that seems taken over my purse and so I have decided why don’t I create and make something out of it. I thought about the book binding tutorial that Kiran have showed us a while back and I have embarked upon the idea of turning these train tickets into a mini book. The size of the train ticket is perfect and all I need was some tape to hold them together. Yes, I admit that this little book is not perfect and no where near what Kiran have created but this is just a small idea that I have and I didn’t necessary want them to look perfect because the imperfections of the mini book is what going to make it unique.

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I’m not sure what I will do with this little mini book but already, they have contains informations e.g. my travel journey. I could just leave this book like how it is now but I think I will probably want to add random things to it, even though I’m not sure what but there will always be something to add along the way.

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VISIT: Tate Modern

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Back during Christmas break, my friend and I have decided to go and visit the Tate Modern Art Gallery. It’s been months the last time I was there and during my visit this time round I was with my friend Fe. I was really impressed with the exhibitions that they’ve had going on as well as the art work that are on the display. Initially we both wanted to look at sculptures because it was something that Fe is interested in, whereas for me I’m much prefer to look at paintings and drawings. We went to the art gallery during weekday so it wasn’t too busy so it was nice to be able to view the art works without having to try to fight for some space. After we both wondered around the first room that we were in Finally it was my turn! On the floor that were at, I was totally taken by surprise and in awe of how incredibly amazing the displays that were there on the enormous wall. I was so impressed with how detailed and unique these were created.

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The second image above these two is one of the pantings that I’m totally in love with. The marble effect and the bright colours I find very eye-catching. It made me wish that if only I have a big house, I would be delighted to have one of these paintings in my home. Besides this painting that caught my eyes, I have also have some of the others that is just as good that have caught my attention. The image of me starring at the abstract textured painting is one of which that is on my list. I love the way the artist used different brush strokes and pallet knife to create this painting. With abstract paintings, I never really understand what the paintings are really all about. But, I do enjoy and admire the artists’ efforts and their creative thoughts that was put in to create somewhat a master piece. After our visit, Fe and I took off to a cafe in oxford circus and we both was winging and dining, it was amazing! Looking back now, I would definitely come back to visit Tate Modern again because they do carry great exhibitions and incredible art works which you will not be disappoint!

MEET: Damien Florebert Cuypers

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Aside from grisly court cases and the odd landscape, you don’t get much public draftsmanship these days – especially somewhere as fast-paced and crowded as high-end fashion events. Damien Cuypers is bucking that trend by turning up at every fashion week there is and just sketching his heart out. I came across his work about a year ago when I was just browsing on the internet looking for new fashion illustrator who I need to study about for my project. Fashion illustration is one of my favourites types of illustration that I’m still love doing, however my work is nothing compare to Cuypers’ work. I love his effortless colour strokes, he captured the subject matters in his drawing uniquely and authentically.

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Each characters have their own individuality and identity which I love. His illustrations are so good to look as because they’re all very colourful and well put together. I’ve been following his tumblr ever since I’ve dissevered his amazing talent, I really recommend you should check him out!

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The 100 Briefs, in 1 Day

Yup, when I saw the title of this brief I was shocked, scared, nervous, yet exciting because it’s going to be a taught challenge and a good experience too.

After a long christmas holiday break, I think we’re all just itching to draw and grab some colour pencils and do what we do best and for me that would be drawing. We’ve been given a task to create 100 drawings in our sketchbook within a certain time frame and by the end of the day we had to complete it. However, despite the unnerving part of having to completing 100 drawings in one day, I was really looking forward to having ago at it. When we were given the instructions of what to draw,  it was interesting to how straightway my brain just visually snapped the answer to what I had to illustrate to the paper. As Sara continued to read out the tasks, we all kind of managed to grasp on what we had to do, as for me I enjoy illustration very much and doing a task like this is a great way of exercising our brain and expand our imaginations. Personally, I would say 100 drawings is pretty excessive for 1 day as I did got really tired later in the day however, I do get what the whole meaning of this task was which is once we graduate from uni and off to work in the industry we would have to draw more than just 100 things in one day,  so doing this task is something that I have to get use and continue to practice. Of course I do believe that practise makes it perfect but for now I’m just going to take baby steps, slow and steady so maybe 10 drawings in one day not 100 but I do would like to challenge that again.