Friday, 15 May 2009

My main website is finally updated after 6 month of not touching it. Well I wasn't being lazy! I was very much involved in pencils and paper so I forgot about the digital side of things. But now after 6 months and a couple of sleepless nights, it's all new! I mean, not all the images but the design and things. With some new work too. It looks nice. Big time. haha

Friday, 8 May 2009

Final of the trilogy!

Today I finally had my final piece of the 'faceless women trilogy' framed. The piece is called 'Harvest' (above). It's about the Miao Women (or the Hmong Women, apparently, Miao is a term not favoured by the Miao people. They prefer to be called the Hmong, according to wikipedia. So I'm going to officially refer to them as 'the Hmong people' from now on. But you know, I just love the sound of 'Miao'. I think it sounds otherworldly. I love it. So I'm going to call them 'the Hmong people', but my reference image file on my laptop is still named 'Miao'. It's not publicly displayed so I think I'd just get away with it keeping it to myself!) harvesting rice together.
The women don't have eyes because I didn't want to give them individuality or character unique to themselves. Each woman is one part of the whole, but also the whole represents each woman.
It's very difficult to explain. But it's like, the women are the ohmu and the whole image is the sea of corruption! which  I know to most people of the world including my tutors haven't got a clue what I'm going on about but those of you who are familiar with Hayao Miyazaki of the studio Ghibli's masterpiece, 'Nausica√§ of the Valley of the Wind'  (not the film, the comic books!), my gibberish all makes sense!  So, I'd recommend anyone who comes across my life to read Nausicca. Available at Dave's comics on Sydney Street if you happen to live in Brighton. If not, amazon is always only one click away.
Anyway, I'm very satisfied with how the work looks with the frame and everything! 

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Llama Groom

I've had an extremely busy day today running around trying to scan my illustration (I know it doesn't sound like much of a mission, but if the piece you're trying to scan is A1 sized, trust me things would get much more complicated!) and to frame it. Anything digital and me are not very good friends so some things went a bit wrong as always but in the end I've achieved what I planned, which means yes yes I'm picking up the new work "Llama Groom" nicely framed from the framer tomorrow!
The one at the top is the work "Llama Groom". It's the same size as "Baby Weaving" (SRA1 that is) and I'm going to show it in the degree show along with "Baby Weaving" and another piece which I'm still working on called "Harvest". The two eggs in the middle are the eggs of the llamas of the two maidens at the top. They're playing music for their unborn babies. All the other ladies are mothers of the llamas they're carrying on their backs helping the two maidens entering their motherhood. 
And also I made the other pattern based illustration today. Yes I'm a prim and proper workaholic! haha.