Saturday, 21 November 2015

Here's to new beginnings...

"Starting today, I need to forget what's gone. Appreciate what still remains and look forward to what's coming next."

Confession time... I'm a bit of a sunrise/sunset nerd. I regularly set alarms on my phone to make sure I catch them.
 I think it's important to take a time out everyday or whenever you can just to reflect on where you are in your life, think of how far you've come and more importantly look forward to where you want to be. Just hit that refresh button, so any problems or worries that you might have are all overshadowed by your determination and plans for the future.

So before this turns into lyrics from a Westlife song I have decided to set myself a personal project which I will build on in my spare time (if I get any!) I want to improve my painting skills and colour studies. Taking some inspiration from one of my heros Bob Ross, investing in a new easel and some canvases, you haven't heard the end of this!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

"You find the fun and snap, the jobs a game."

Now onto the making, a lot of bumps in the road when it came to actually making this. So the original plans had to be changed and adapted accordingly. Really pleased with the outcome when taking into consideration that things didn't go as I expected with time, materials and the turning mechanism.


A few important people helped me a good bit with this project and kept me on track, so thank you, to you!

Monday, 9 November 2015

"In every job that must be done, there's an element of fun..."

Merchandising - Project No.1 of Third Year

The first project of the year is a merchandising brief. We were given the option of choosing a film/TV series to make a piece of merchandise for. So I decided to pick a from older films, films that wouldn't have necessarily had much merchandise at the time of release. I wanted to steer away from films that in my opinion have too much merchandise, eg. Disney, DC, Marvel, Pixar, etc. So I picked one of my favourite childhood films Mary Poppins. I wanted to challenge myself, so I wanted to make something that will take a range of skills. I decided to make a toybox/musicbox. So I would have to make the wooden box, the mechanism inside and the puppet on the top. Here are my development sheets;