Saturday, 28 March 2009

Examples of Images with Backgrounds



Bummer

Well I washed that wool Crow and a lot of the black dye came out. It is now kind of a washed purple colour. Bummed! I may dye the whole fabric and highlight the crow with foil. When I get a camera I will post the current fabric and hopefully a solution. Shame as digital is EXPENSIVE!! Also highlights to me that I need to have a plan and a product with my digital printing from now on- can no longer afford to experiment.
I also think that I will reprint the Crow on Cotton Duck as a pair of curtains. Still debating if a background is better or just single illustrated image.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Big Digital Crow

Here is the original crow blown up. I like how the details have remained in tact at such a large scale. I am thinking about using him as a curtain panel. The material the crow is printed on is wool.


Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Screen Printed Crows

Multi-layered crows on linen background. Looking at this for either wallpaper, curtains or duvets.
This is a print on a T-shirt -black detailed crow over solid dark royal blue. Still have to be more careful regarding messiness and areas in the screen that allow paint through (that should not be there).

Monday, 23 March 2009

Crow

Hooded Crow drawn from Royal Cornish Museum

Monday, 2 March 2009

Mark Clarke

Below are some images from artist Mark Clarke's "Clarke's Cabinet of Cures: Blood, Mermaids and Madness"
Showing until 5 April 2009 at Wellcome Collection, 138 Houston Rd, London.

"Taking inspiration from Henry Wellcome’s rich collections, Mark Clarke has devised five ‘cabinets of cures’ for Wellcome Collection. Created from his personal hoard of reclaimed fabrics and found objects, each cabinet tells of a personality or story from the history of our struggle against sickness and disease."
http://www.wellcomecollection.org/exhibitionsandevents/exhibitions/Clarkes-Cabinets-of-Cures/index.htm accessed 10/3/09.

I like these images because- I collect these cabinets, I love the use of fabrics to relay a narrative and I find his work has a great macabre/fantastical/fairytale/surreal feel to it.


http://network.nature.com/hubs/london/blog/2008/10/31/clarkes-cabinets-of-cures accessed 10/03/09



http://claralacy.blogspot.com/2009/02/mark-clarke.html
accessed 10/03/09


http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/gallery/2008/oct/31/wellcome-collection-clarkes-cabinet-of-cures?picture=339169222 accessed 10/03/09

Gnarly Trees

Here are some pictures of trees I took from a walk on Saturday. I am looking at gnarly trees for a forest scene I am thinking about.