Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The fabulous felt collages of Jacopo Rosati

I'm currently starting a textile project with one of my first year groups. Serendipitously, amazing blog its nice that featured the amazing felt collages of Jacopo Rosati back in December when I was thinking about the project. The work is amazing, and so much fun. I know my first years will love it and hopefully it will really inspire them to get some of their own fabric collages going.

I emailed Jacopo for information on how he makes the collages. He's such a nice man! He emailed me back almost immediately with a link to a video of his process (featured below). Can't wait to see what work the pupils produce, i'll let Jacopo know how they get on!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Dermot Power

Wow, my poor blog is getting more and more neglected :( it's been a really crazy 2013 so far, the dip seems to be even busier this semester! Maybe i'm still just settling in.

I'm doing concept art with one of my first year groups at the moment. We're looking at character concept art as a way to get them interested in life drawing. This week they'll be developing their own characters based on story archetypes. I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with!

I showed them some of Dermot Power's work last week. They loved it! His concept art is amazing and I think it's inspiring to show the pupils the work of someone from Cork who has really excelled at what he does.

Here's some of that work I showed them, there's loads more on his site.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

NOLA nostalgia

It's Mardi Gras today in New Orleans, so i'm getting nostalgic for our trip last year.

I took sooo many photos on that trip, here are some screenshots of the typography related ones, just for nostalgia central.