Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

Some mass production x-mas activity,

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Half Way Exhibition...

"One World, One Promise"

A short stop motion to represent the diversity of Scouting all over the world.

As part of my 4th year I had to take part in an exhibition. As a class we came up with an "appropriate" title for the show:
"I will always love you even if you do not love my art"
I decided I would display my most recent (possibly not quite finished) idea. Although this work was created in just over a week, I am quite happy with it. I worked with a group of friends who helped me out by letting me use their language skills!

A big thank you to all who participated!

(It was also really nice to see so much support!)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The great "outdoors"...

My idea was about "kids" these days not appreciating the beauty and opportunity that nature can provide. Would they rather sit inside playing video games? As one of my friends once said, "I make no difference in the real world, I might as well make a difference in the virtual one!".

I hope to continue with this type of aesthetic within my work next semester but hopefully with a more positive message!

Monday, 5 December 2011

On my honour..

I promise that I will do my best... get my work done on time.

Thursday, 1 December 2011


These specific animals were chosen due to troop badges within Scouts. Although all creatures may not be found in the same place, my concept was to convey the diversity of this organization; One world coming together.

Monday, 21 November 2011

The animals came..

Some sketches of the "cast" for my stop motion.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Making tracks..

Story continued: The beginnings of my stop motion...

Make like a bird and succeed!

Monday, 14 November 2011

D day...D is for dissertation.

The day the fog came..

Maybe the weather is like this so that I can no longer get distracted when looking out of the window...

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Practice makes Permanent.

Prints continued...

So here they are warts and all!

After two days in the screen printing rooms I have come to understand a few things.

1. Always make sure your screen is securely in place before printing.
2. Darker inks should always go ontop of lighter ones.
3. If at 1st you dont succeed then hope for your sanity that you have made enough base copies to fix any problems!

Moral. Try, try again.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

3 years on..

I've finally started to believe that we loose the good things in life to make room for the great things...

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Invisible Skills.

As my project about Scouting will continue throughout the year I decided to set my self some mini projects. It has been a while since I have been up in the screen printing studios and I think I realised this when I went into semi stress mode the other day.

Although I do not have my final prints as of yet here is just a little sample of what is going on.

My screen ready to be inked up!

(before the panic set in!)

Test print onto accestate before going onto the final sheets of paper! So! The final outcome shall be revealed hopefully by the end of this week!

watch this space

Thursday, 27 October 2011

A start..

Fig. 1. A quick sketch.

As the pine tree is coniferous I decided to make my own pine needles out of paper...

Hopefully this will be the beginning of a beautiful be continued.

Sunday, 23 October 2011


"A ship in a harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for"

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Born to be a Scout

After doing some research about the Scouts online I came across this video. I think with the sound of "mainstream" music it creates and aids the idea of Scouting to be seen as a modern thing!

With my newly found inspiration, some watercolours and a set of pencils I set myself a challenge to alter my normal drawing style and to develop the aesthetics of my regular characters.

My last drawing gave me the idea of using pine needles to create a stop motion animation. Hopefully this will get underway, all I need to do now is to find the suitable tree!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Dundee Erasmus Society

As part of my final year at Uni I decided to help out with the Erasmus society and along with being part of the commity I also offered to design the logo and posters (put my degree to good use and all that ;D!!). We organise social and "touristic" events for exchange students (and anyone else who is interested in coming along!). So far so good I would say! I loved every minute of my own erasmus experience and hope that anyone who decided to choose Dundee enjoys their time here in Scotland!

More on my own erasmus experience in Lapland can be seen at

Monday, 10 October 2011

Quick shelter..

As with Scouting , when the rains come you make up camp as quickly as possible. Below is a small mock up of what is hopefully yet to come.

Test with materials...

Going on to work with a bigger scale. The frame work and covers are made up of two seperate layers which have been attached together. My next steps will be to think of a narrative to go inside my small scale model and to test it out before making a larger piece of work.

Home Sweet Home

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

If you can't make it good..

...make it big!

Looking back..

So after taking part in Erasmus in Lapland, I decided that I would use some of the skills that I learnt whilst over there in my final years work!

During the winter months in Rovaniemi the whole city takes part in welcoming in the winter. The above photos show some of the fire sculptures my class mates and my self made! Our theme was fishing as the event took place on the bay of Kemijärvi.

Although the fire sculpture workshop was impressive to say the least, I plan to concentrate on building only main structures created from wooden beams. By covering the frame works I hope to create a series of lanterns. (I guess they could be turned into a big campfire for the Scouts when I am done!)

Below is the process and final outcomes from last year.

Wooden Frame works waiting to be covered with two layers of materials

First layer of material being tightly placed over the sturdy structure

Final pieces placed together with light created by a candle

Shadows created by various types of papers carefully placed inside

Our idea was to create a net filled with fish that can be found in the river during the Summer months. By creating our sculpture the fish could still be seen even though the river was completely frozen over!

So now for the next project! Let the building commence!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Take me back to the Alps..

(A thank you card for a great Summer)

We miss you Ned!

Big kisses! (bleugh!!)

Monday, 26 September 2011

Rock, Paper...sculpture.

After the first two weeks of Uni I probably should have come up with a decent proposal by now. I have changed my focus for my final year project and would like to concentrate my theme on the "Scouts".'s some paper rocks I made...

and a drawing of them which to a well trained Scout would read the message of.."I am going home".

Friday, 23 September 2011

Today is black and white..

Not even a golden balloon could cheer me up...