Saturday, 22 January 2011


After attending sessions in observational drawing I learnt many different techiques of drawing, collaging, embroidery and paper cutting that all relate to surface pattern. I didn't realise at the time but displayed my Alison Willoughby research on a composition Robert Ryan had created and decided to expand my knowledge of his work. I also came across a simliar artist that uses the same technique but enlarges the font size and uses monochromatic colours whereas Ryan incorparates accent primary and secondary colours into his designs highlighting the dominant features. They both express they're thoughts and feelings in various quantities or extract famous cliches and enscript the letters into they're work. They both have a different effect on my mood with Julene Harrison's work putting me in calm mood with the neutral colours whereas Robert Ryan uses intense colours that clash and complement which in my opinion I prefer as it places my mood to a imaginative setting.
His work consists of paper cuts with whimsical figures standing on mountains made of flowers, of clouds hung from the sky with strings, little birds perched on houses with curly, fantastical roofs. I can see elements of surrealism in some of his designs defeating the negativity that surrounds our lives but replacing it with happy illustrations that make you optimistic.

Her work is inspired from nature, cityscapes, landscapes, iconic figures
and how she percieves life in general and wants other people to share the experience with her. The messages and quotes are personal to the customer to reminise with past and future memoirs.Many of her typographies feature a capital city with tourist attractions incorprated into the design which I think makes it more realistic.

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