Currently having to convert 36 essays from chinese to english and type set them in a nice magazine format. Just using black and white and magenta. It’s great although the photographs have to be full colour so it messes with the theme a little. It’s also hard to find the correct images and essays when I’ve 404 emails and 3 very messy folders to sort through and some out of date dropbox invitations. And make it all look nice and architectural.
Now that I’ve printed my book and poster I’m really happy with how things have turned out. I think they work well together and the look great, I’m particularly pleased with the book. I like how the tracing paper inserts have come out and how it all links to the poster.
I think my outcome relates to the brief well, it gives a modern representation of old views. I think the book and poster are more contemporary than the ones I like looked at as research.
I eventually got used to working fast and I like how the watercolour images cam out even if it took a while to get myself out of my comfort zone. I feel like I’ve learnt a new skill and way of illustrating. I’ve ended up with hundreds of drawings now - some better than others. I think the workshops we had during the term were helpful in terms of showing me new techniques and reminding of some others.
If I could do this project again I think I would like to look more into how meanings have changed, I only briefly touched on it and I wish I had spent more time on that, but actually getting the imagery done took a lot longer than expected even though they only took 30-40 seconds each. I would also like to explore more ways of using books to describe texture and shape. I used the tracing paper to help show delicacy and petal like texture but if I had more time I would like to try different papers and ways of printing.
Overall I’m pleased with how this has turned. I’m glad I pushed myself into doing more experimental illustrations and I think this will help me establish my own style. I might carry on this project now it’s over and collect a wide range of flowers and try some more illustration techniques, I want to look into pressing flowers as I think it would be really nice to have a book of pressed flowers.
Printed everything out. I’m going to roll around for a bit.
dancing lady emoji has made it in too.
spicing up my process book with animals. Might have a hidden animal?
All the tracing paper inserts ready to go!
Added a bit of an info page at the front explaining the book and poster.
Index page came out really well too I think.
Each page of flowers has the flower illustration printed on tracing paper, it’s slightly smaller than the book pages so you can pick it up easy and see what it means, also helps show the delicate nature of flowers. Really happy with how this has turned out.