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!