Friday, 29 October 2010

The use of filters in photoshop

Original image - acrylic ink, and white gouache on watercolour paper
I thought colours were a bit sweet and sickly - chocolate box.

The following - with filters added in Photoshop Elements



Sunday, 24 October 2010

Time travel makes my queasy

Well, it's been a week of time travel.

It started OK last weekend, feet firmly in the 21st Century looking at Greenwich park - a short trip back to the 20th Century to look at the recent layers of the park... come Monday it's back to Medieval times in T.Turner's lesson....

Tuesday... fast forward to court of King Louis XVI and Charles II, (Historical Conservation)Wednesday...back to 21st Century for society and culture of Tunbridge Wells
Thursday....A trip up the tower... where we learn't about the whole History of Greenwich Park - all wrapped up in 10 A1 sheets, sooner had I hung up my toga...I'm back in the Early Renaissance reading saucy tales of The Dream of Poliphilus for this Monday's presentation...

Warp factor

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Historic Garden Conservation, Greenwich Park Layers - Views

Here is my A3 presentation for the layers assignment for Greenwich Park. Complete with old school styley, Hockney-esque photo montage.

Greenwich Park - Le Notre and the French Garden Tradition

Here is my A1 exhibition panel for Historic Garden Conservation. Hope I got the right thread?

Friday, 15 October 2010

Sketch Perspective with texture

This is my attempt to add render and texture to my sequence sketch from last Monday's lesson in Photoshop Elements. . I used various techniques - including scanning newspaper print to get a texture of the ground and using squares cut from a photo to get the planting. The rest I colour filled from the photoshop colour palette.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A lesson in composition

Homework from week two.
Very interesting tutorial today. Of course, I was too busy worring about the brief and perfecting my limited photoshop skills - that I didn't give much consideration to the overall compostition. The result was rather dull.

I was using Powerpoint to lay out my photos - so perhaps I should think about using photoshop for the complete picture? Grant was right in his blog - this is a bit like talking to yourself.

I'll have another go and post the new improved version at a later date...

Sequence Sketches - 11.10.10

Paula was right, they do look better reduced...

Monday, 11 October 2010

Week 3 - anything for an extra 10 per cent

This morning I presented my illustrated talk to the class on Greek and Roman civilisations - dressed in an old duvet cover - cleverley fashioned by my mum into a toga. Slightly worried because everyone comented on how well it suited me!
Anything for an extra 10 per cent marks....

Friday, 8 October 2010

My first week at University...

or Uni... as it seems to be referred to these days.

Welcome indeed...and...welcome external examiners from the future - as I believe you will be looking at this page in May 2011 to assess my journey through the final year.

The first day back was a momentous event - because in a way it feels like the last 2 years of work have be building up to this very day. The leap from Hadlow to Greenwich seems a large stride. We've looked wide-eyed in wonderment at the work from the final shows by the 3rd year students before us - so here we go...

Good luck all my fellow students.