Tuesday, 3 June 2014


Yesterday, I think I finished the final testers. Having completed some prints (screen), I worked with iron on transfers, sticker paper and made some mock up keyrings.

The iron-on transfer blew me away - I was so impressed! The only problem was some mysterious fluff that we could not find where it came from.
It was very clean and clear and AMAZING quality!

The sticker paper was fine, but it wasn't glossy so it didn't look great. I will get them printed professionally, I think.

The screen prints went well, too, although none of them looked how I wanted them too.

The keyrings were the biggest disappointment, so I need to work round another way to create them other than the way I had planned.

I need to buy more t-shirts, print more designs on them, print out and cut out stickers, do my final print posters and figure out a way to make keyrings - and then make them.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

FMP Week 8

Oh dear, I've been pretty terrible with this blog.
Anyway, this is how things are going;


Ah, this is taking quite a while. I've done a lot of designs -- but still nothing has clicked yet. I'm not even sure if I'm making any progress. Really starting to sweat, now.


I've been devoting most of my time to my logo, so I've kept my outcomes to home. As a result it's going slowly but we're nearly there, I think. My badges are almost ready to go, with final selection and assembly all that's left. I have three t-shirt designs ready, with another three on the go still. I have two methods of printing those, and the same goes for tote bags. Keyrings are going okay, everything is ordered but hasn't yet arrived. Only one design for those has actually been finished, though. Once the logo is done I will do my packaging, business cards and website.


Here's a list of everything I plan to experiment with, everything bolded has been done:

Chinese brush
Dip pen Ink
Digital media
Lino Print
Screen Print

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

FMP Day 13

Today was my worst day yet. Feeling unwell and incredibly unmotivated, with enrichment activies to attend, I barely got any work done. I have been working from home though and will continue to do so this evening to balance out how bad this day has been! I only got two pages of thumbnails done, two pages of annotation for finals and a tutorial. In the tutorial we discussed changing the logo as one tutor likes it and one tutor does not.

Tomorrow, I intend to:

  • Start getting ready to print things (getting equipment etc)
  • Ask other tutors about my logo
  • Have another ice-cream girl finished (or at least on the way)
  • Finish research entirely 
  • Start finalizing outcomes for shirts and badges
  • Enrichments

Friday, 28 March 2014

FMP Day 12

Today was another slow day. I finished off my icecream girl illustration, and I'm head-over-heels for it. I will definitely put it towards my final pieces, she'll definitely be a sticker and if she's big enough, a shirt, too. Maybe even a big badge.

Other than that I experimented with the heat press!
Next lesson, I intend to:

  • Start woodblock processes
  • Finish research for good
  • Finish more badge and sticker illustrations

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

FMP Day 11

Today I started doing digital versions of my badge and sticker designs! It's super exciting to see things starting to form!
I also started to ready myself for more lino work. I also did a few pages of research. All in all, it was an okay day! Next lesson, I plan to:

  • Finish a sticker design and start another, for a total of at least three once complete
  • Finish badges (or try to)
  • Work on my lino

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

FMP Day 10

Today I started a lino cut of my logo. And I'm not happy about it. I hate lino. Other than that, I did a bit more research. I'm starting to worry about my work load. I really suck at printing, and I have so much to do...
Oh dear.
For next lesson, I intend to do the following;

  • Finish my lino cut
  • Experiment with the printing
  • Design an ukiyo-e outcome
  • Finalize research

Today was a really slow day, so I want to pick up the pace and do a solid day tomorrow!

Friday, 21 March 2014

FMP Day 9

Today I spoke with my tutor and she changed how I'm going to approach my work, so I booked a ton of books out of the library, and I've started to research into Woodblock stuff, so I feel that I'm going a little backwards. I also researched into several fashion inspirations (Kyary, Minori, Seto) and Yokai, Japanese monsters. Next I will:

  • Research more into woodblocks
  • Research into two more artists 
  • Research into Western woodcuts
  • Research into modern Japanese graphics