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ANIMAL STORY

...wish she would shut up about THE ESSAY!!!

DRAWING REAL-LIFE MAGS UNIT TWO 2016-2017

Give POWER to women

DYSLEXIC (at 55) I just thought I was STUPID!

E D U E R F N SCHADE , R E D R U M E V O L WHY WE ! R O R R O H D N A RAPE, DEATH

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INSPIRATION ● MY REAL WORK AS RESEARCH ● ● EXHIBITIONS ● EVENTS ● ● WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES ●


First oil painting selfie 1978

In Issue 2

Talking through my learner agreement with Tania Kovats, my tutor, we were both happy with the experimantal direction my work had been taking towards the end of unit one. So I began a series of paintings of myself, still using collage to represent my magazine work and also bringing in some mirror work. (This is to be explored more intently in unit three). I became inspired by the tracing of text and scratching off which was a familiar method used for layouts in the early publishing days, using tracing paper over the layout and scalpels for scratching off mistakes! There has been plaster work (disaster!) and lots of typography and still much I am keen to try - onwards to unit three!

Aother day at college! OK its not my body but i’m sure my classmate won’t mind me wishing I was that size. Also dogs are not allowed at Wimbledon although they are welcome at the Slade....

Self portraits from school


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Contents Events Exhibitions Portfolio Pull-out Workshops & Visits Lectures

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Random inspiration More reasearch through work Essay preperation

MY CONTRIBUTIONS

HELPING ROS BARKER DESIGN, FIT AND CREATE A BOOK IN ISSUU. INVIDULATION OF EXHIBITIONS, RUNNING A WORKSHOP, REPAINTING THE KALIEDESCOPE GALLERY


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The Slade BA Show

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SLADE STUDIOS UCL 8TH JUNE

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his came not long after our final show (or to be more accurate, the full timers show) and it was a lovely warm evening with quite a party atmosphere. My brother Neal and his wife Bunt have worked at UCL for roughly 30 years and always enjoy the Slade Private view which they are always invited to as part of the university. On this occasion they invited me as they knew I had not long begun my journey on the MA course. Initially I was impressed with the fact that I

was allowed to take my dog with me - in fact she met another chihuahua and enjoyed sniffing around the works. The work was varied and inspiring although I wasn’t entirely sure I understood all of it - however I shall look forewards to next years visit!

My big broth contemplates the ‘art’

Lala particularly enjoyed the dog bowl on turf piece, although was dissapointed there was no food in it - this was not reciprocated by the lady who had created the work

This man seems either confused or overwhelmed


Girraffe???

And after at the Housman Senior Common room...

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y brother and his wife have worked at UCL for many years and hold senior positions within the university. One of the perks of the job is use of this common room which holds many valuable paintings to peruse over your very reasonably priced glass of wine!!


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Camberwell BA Show

CAMBERWELL COLLEGE OF ARTS 22ND JUNE

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his was hysterical - love it! Took me right back to my foundation course for some reason. I think mainly it was the humour - I love to see humour in art I’m beginning to realise. There was also something a touch Andy Warhol about the food packets plus they are very ‘graphic design’ and so of course I was hooked! I would also love to find time in my busy life to make myself a dog themed pendant - obviously mine would feature a chihuahua! There were also some really lovely scratchy techniques used on the black and white ink pictures on the other page. Very inspiring and fun!

Spam?!!!


The food packets were thought provoking

Who doesn’t need a dog pendant? - yes please!


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End of Unit One Crit

WIMBLEDON COLLEGE OF ART 18TH MAY

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eeling relieved that the essay was handed in and knowing I had done my best with it, it was great to get back to college and see what the others had been doing. Our peers were just finishing unit two and so was useful and interesting to see where they were heading and how they were progressing. It can be amazing how peoples work changes and morphs and takes different directions. Tania had told me I should either paint or print out the cover to my first online folio which I did to show for the assessment. As my work had been quite experimental I wanted to show two other pics too.

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Nic and Janine look as though they are sorting out the sleeping bags... Love a hanging mobile (not phone) and guessing what these symbols meant was fun


Caragh gets stuck in to displaying her work

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My two works on the wall

Guilia hanging out her washing

Tania wonders if this lady was in the right place


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About Face

SYMPOSIUM AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY 1ST JULY

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Rab loves this work by Dame Laura Knight... and this inspired a new painting by me - but with me photographing myself

This work by an unknown fascinated Rab as the composition could possibly be controversial but actually is moving and innocent

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ab MacGibbon is Associate Curator at the National Portrait Gallery. And he was curating the Gallery display called Exposed: the Naked Portrait. He was truely inspiring. We arrived at the Gallery (after skiving off of work at the Mirror and on a press day too!!!) He showed us around his exhibition which was an eclectic mix of different portraits - all interesting in a diverse manner of ways . We then were taken to the theatre where the symposium took place which was really enlightening as to what a portriat can be. After the talk Rab asked if some of us would him to take us aroud the rest of the gallery and for him to point out particular works of interest to us and him.


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WITH RAB MACGIBBON AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY 1ST JULY The naked human figure has been a preoccupation of art from prehistory to the present day. This cross-period display of unclothed portraits from the Collection raises questions about identity and gender, the real and ideal. It includes portraits ranging from the flirtatious royal mistress Nell Gwyn to the interrogation of nudity by contemporary artists.

Sarah Lucas

Vivienne Westwood


A very nice pic of Linford Christie - sadly no relation


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his exhibition ran alongside the final MA show in September. Having had a wonderful visit to the National Gallery last term and given a project to use something from our visit that inspired us to create a picce of work with the theme of our particular practice. I was inspired by the The Toilet of Venus (‘The Rokeby Venus’) 1647-51, Diego Velázquez and asked my friend Rachel to photograph me in the same position, from here I painted myself with the cover to my online folio for the last unit, and also in the background is a copy of the original picture. This painting was done in watercolour and was my first go at painting again since art college in the 80s and it took me months and months to get it right although I still feel like I look like someone has creasoted me!!! I did a whole days invidulating alone on this show which meant I missed the full timers presenting their work to the assessors .

Su’s architectural drawings of the interior

I enjoyed painting this although it took about 3 months on and off


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I love the way Caragh plays with charcoal dust


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George’s mother in law came too

Nic taking pics of the open door to the kitchen


Drawn Together MA Drawing graduates of 2016 and ntly part-time students of 2017 are curre the at ther’ Toge wn ‘Dra in iting exhib Kent Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery, a e. The County Council contemporary art spac ber, exhibition runs until Thursday 6 Octo ion concluding with an artists in conversat with held m, 6–8p from ry galle event in the F). Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum (SVA ing Facilitated and curated by MA Draw ition exhib the er, Bark lind graduate Rosa ’s MA has a mix of elements from this year des Drawing Summer Show. It also inclu MA the to nse respo a as ed creat work ct Drawing at The National Gallery Proje the 2016, which was also exhibited as ‘In MA Frame’ in the MFA Space during the . Show mer Sum ther’ The exhibiting artists at ‘Drawn Toge are Rosalind Barker MA, Ali Christie, stiao Nichola Clarke, Su Bonfanti, Seba le, Castelo Lopes MA , Jacqui Ennis-Co Janine Hall, Giulia Lanza MA, Ruth gina Richmond, Caragh Savage MA, Geor ew Andr and MA Wu ng Shua MA, na Talfa MA. Youngson

The girls admire my decorating skills

SEVENOAKS KALEIDOSCOPE GALLERY 27TH SEPT – 6 OCTOBER

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os Barker, who had just graduated organised and curated this show .It was just after the full timers we started with had finished and there was a definate feeling of relief and appreciating that we could enjoy each others company and work. I spent a whole day down with Ros filling in holes and painting the walls in preparation. It was stimulating to be there from the start! Again I showed the two pictures that I had at the unit one final show. For the private view we all indiviually presented our works and explained the reasoning behind them. Quite scary when its all strangers!


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You were in luck there was a forest The Sevenoaks show was run by

GIULIA CACCIURROLO / SEBASTIÀO CASTELO LOPES CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ARTS - UAL 18TH – 26TH MAY


Turotial with Simon Betts (aka the Dean)

H Don’t sit on the chair - its in the show!

aving never met him (or even to my knowledge ) seen him at this point...I didn’t know what to expect. So I was initially nervous. However I came away from this tutorial inspired and with high spirits. Simon noticed my life drawings and the simplicity of the charcoal lines which Im very proud of, he suggested that I needed to bring that feel into my work. He liked the coloured pencil drawing and the fact that there was contrast with the black and white face against the collage. He suggested I didn’t need to draw my face for it to be a self portrait either. Then he mentioned Michael Landy who drew logos but is still a self portrait

Michael Landy has inspired me

Simon liked elements of self portrait

Giulia is very shy

Simon admired my charcoal life drawings


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Susan Dray LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION DRAW EVENT 17TH NOVEMBER

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his is someone I could totally relate to having been in the publishing industry since the early 80s myself. Her illustrations from magazines like New Scientist were so familiar to me and how she had to reinvent herself as illustrations have really been used less and less in the last two decades. She has evolved, changing from highly calculated detailed illustrations to now using the iPadpro with the ‘Procreate’ software, to draw digitally, and has now progressed to fashion illustrating with a much freer, relaxed style that suggests emotional and movement.


These illustrations are a million miles away from her magazine covers


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The background is rather ‘vibrant’

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ROYAL ACADAMY OF ARTS 2ND JULY

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o be honest I wasn’t that taken with this exhibition. It was a bit overwhelming with the dimmed lights and the strong coloured backgrounds, what I did notice ts that Hockney doesn’t appear to use black in his shadows. Maybe I’m wrong but I though that is why they are so bright. I do like the fact that none of the portraits are comminssioned , he invited each of his subjects to sit (mainly friends, family and close associates) ...so in that way they are more of a portrait about his life. Although 82 paintings are part of this show they all seem to be as one body of work. Actually on reflection - yes I do like them!

i got caught by security taking illegal photos


Celia Birtwell then and now

kney No one said not to take photos - whoops!

Stunning use of colour


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SELF PORTRAITS WHITE CUBE BARGEHOUSE, OXO TOWER BERMONDSEY WHARFF 12TH JULY

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ever having heard of this artist I felt I should go when Janine told me he did self portraits. I went along with a designer friend of mine and was quite in awe. I think the detail in these pictures would render anyone speechless when seen in the flesh, but what I really liked was the fact that he actually has a unique technique, where enamel and metallic industrial paints are manipulated to the desired effect with a porcupine quill, there are feathers, flowers. embossed gold, Kashmiri shawls, medieval heraldry and Persian miniatures, carpets and jewellery all within the paintinf - and more !!! All apparently inspired by Hieronymous Bosch. Quite incredible and breathtaking.

He paints himself in every painting

Anyone that paints dogs is alright with me


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All we need is a picnic


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MG, not sure what I was expecting, but this was fascinating. Not so much for the actually drawings but the subject matter. I love all things psychic and esoterical, both nans having been a major part of the Spiritual Church and being told I was very psychic from an early age. They remind me a bit of spirograph - (any 70s children out there?!) and the fact that Lord Jesus Christ looks like a rather stoned young girl with curled hair is unexpected. This has spurred me on to delve into this world more for the next unit


n o t h g u o “In the exectution of the Drawings my hand has been entirely guided by the spirits, no idea being formed in my own mind as to what was going to be produced...�

Georgina Houghton 1871

This man seems either confused or overwhelmed


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aving only known this artist for her famous flower picture I was so fascinated by her landscapes. It was an extensive collection from the early years 1916 through a career that spanned over seven decades .It felt like it took almost that time to get around the exhibition but I still really enjoyed it.The paintings appear simple but the use of colour is astonishing and I wanted to come straight home and paint some flowers!

‘Men put me down as the best woman painter… …I think I’m one of the best painters.’ Georgia O’Keeffe


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Is it a flower? hmmm maybe... a female one anyway


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READING PRISON 30TH OCTOBER

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his was a collection of different works all set in Reading Prison which was made famous by Oscar Wilde who wrote The Ballard of Reading Gaol a short poem after he was released. And so because of the connection many of the varied works referenced Oscar Wilde. The building itself is exactly as a prison looks in a film!

Su realises that the tables are art! Marlene Dumas portrait of a young Oscar Wilde

Sculptures by columbian artist Doris Salco. The tables represent coffins and and the blades of grass life.

Oscars cell number


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Looks like a scene from ‘Porridge’


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WRITERS G PRISON

I found these pictures disturbing and fascinating

Woolgang Tillmans was moved by the harsh predicament faced by the prisoners when he visited earlier this year so he made two self protraits showing his distored image reflected in a mirror in one of the cells as well as aother in which he is absent and the mirror reflects the wall.


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VICTORIA MIRO AFTER YOU LEFT 19TH NOVEMBER - 16TH DECEMBER

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lthough this is a ruin it looked like a romantic fairytale setting to me... almost similar in mood to ‘Orphelia,’ by Sir John Everett Millais (painted in Ewell village near where I grew up) At the time I first saw this work I had come to look at some other artists works but was struck by the calmness of the ruin just off of the hectic city road in Islington. It wasn’t until I attended Alex’s lecture that I realised it was a piece of work called A Gentle Collapsing 11 . Very ‘Tracey Island’ - who remembers Thunderbirds?

This man seems either confused or overwhelmed


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VICTORIA MIRO - AFTER YOU LEFT

19TH NOVEMBER - 16TH DECEMBER

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hese works were very atmospheric....and surreal - really kept the mood and feel of the ‘gentle collapsing’ but in 2D - or was it ? I loved the layered effect of the perspex on top. Could I use this on my pictures to effect on the typeography back grounds??

A misty atmospheric world


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Stunning and spooky...who is in there?


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PORTALS VICTORIA MIRO 4TH OCTOBER 5TH NOVEMBER

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tunning. I loved this show. This really inspired me - I want to bring this depth into my work...the layering and beautful painting technicques. As the name implies I feel we are almost peeping Toms or voyeurs watching domestic scenes almost through a television screen. I love the fact too that there are basic domestic scenes with floral wall papers and carpets - until you look closer and realise its photo transfer for the patterns. My mind was in a whirl when I left this show - thinking of ways to use magzine cover lines as background patterns in a subtle but clear way. There is a strong narrative that I want to bring to my work - and I will !

I can see a man hiding in the plant!

Huge paintings and on paper too...the man is normal sized


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Inspiring!!!


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APPROACHING THE SURFACE PIPPI HOULDSWORTH GALLERY 21ST OCTOBER

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felt I was entering some sort of gothic fairy tale world with this exhibition. It slightly unnerved me...the ‘normality of the majority of the drawings - depicting attractive girls - with spikey urchins

for eyes....there was certainly some sort of red riding hood feeling about this. Technically it was superb but I’m not sure I actually LIKED it...I will go and see more of her work as I am intergued!

Sea urchin glasses? Not sure they will catch on


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The story so far...

...the continuation of experimental self-portraits and collage and mirrors and plaster and... Turn the page to see how Unit 2 progressed

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The Ali Venus In response to the National Gallery Project I took the Rokeby Venus as my inspiration. My friend photographed me naked !! and I started my first real painting for many years. This was work in progress for most of the summer. Watercolour on card.


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Blood and mirrors... This was a work that was in progress whilst I was working on many other things, I kept coming back to it and Im still not totally sure it’s finished. I used fragments of a mirror that I broke last unit stumbling into the easel in the kitchen which fell on the mirror which was propped against a cupboard. It certainly isn’t going to be 7 years bad luck as it gave me some inspiration! I’ve painted on hardboard - using acrylics for the first time. They dry so fast! There is collage too. I didn’t think this through preffereing instead to go with the flow. There is real blood (A+) on the finger nails....I cut myself sticking some of the shards on. Tania asked me to paint out some of the mirror which I agreed with. Months of work!


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Charcoal and felt pen My first go with charoal powder. Maybe I shall give it another go but I’m not sure I felt happy about these drawings. I do like the felt pen drawing on the right, it was a quick drawing and I’d like to do a few more in this style


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More charcoal dust ..and how much mess does it make??? I was quite happy with the end result but feel there is still much to be investigated with this medium


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Using rubbers and charcoal dust I was always interested in how Caragh one of last years graduates created her wonderful portraits, she explained it was through building up layers of dust and rubbing it off. So I gave it a go. And shall try again soon


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Back to type I realised whilst doing this how much I enjoyed typography as it is such a part of my life. When I first worked on magazines we would trace out our headlines and colour in. Wow!!!! what fun! if we needed to change something we would use a scalpel to scrape off of the tracing paper. All these elements are familiar to me - and that includes the ripped paper .


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After Simon Betts’ tutorial So here I attempted to join drawing with type. I loved tracing the logos and realised that this could be a drawing in its own right. Inspired by Michael Landy.


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For some reason instead of drawing on paper I thought ‘whats going to happen if i draw OVER myself on a mirror. This is what happened. I shall move this on next unit somehow...


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Tracing and scraping I feel I’m getting somewhere with this....trying to recreate the feel of Njideka Akunyili Crosbys work although I have knocked back the back ground so it’s not as strong as Tania suggested..this has led on to lots more work that is still in progress


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Interactive cover on a mirror - the viewer becomes the model This was fun to do - but I’m sure there is a better way of getting the image onto the mirror! In this the idea was that the viewer becomes part of the work. This was very difficult to photograph as you can imagine... I’ve used the formula we used on Full House magazine to explain the cover lines and the hierachy of them! All you need to do is join in!


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Typography This is a continuation of the previous selfie with the type down the side. Tania said she wanted to see more of it and without the face. It’s and ongoing project at the moment which I will finish when the essay is done! I’m concentrating on logos that have meant something to me at different stages in my life I intend to cover the background totally


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Is this a spirit drawing This was a drawing from the above photo I really enjoyed drawing this - the composition is really interesting with who is looking at who? I hung it on the wall at home thinking that I had made myself look older (or maybe I just do ?!) and when my close friend Rachel (who took the origninal picture), came round she said, ‘You’ve drawn your mum in the mirror!’ Did she come to me in spirit? Is this a message from her? I intend to find out more from Spirit drawing in Unit 3.


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Playing with plaster A nice sunny day meant it was time to play in the garden with plaster. I remember using it on my foundation at Epsom Art College (oh happy days). I accidently poured plaster onto cling film which left it looking like crumpled paper. I think took the shapes and painted onto them in watercolour. I painted a KitKat wrapper and a Marlboro cigarette packet. The tutors loved them as although they looked like screwed up paper they fooled the viewer !! However this attempt wasn’t quite as successful somehow. Maybe I should revisit in a quiet (??) moment!


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I know what I’m trying to do... The above pic is one I did during Su Bonfantis’ workshop. It seemed a natural style that has come to me through this unit. The tracing paper, the photos and the rips. Add scalpel scratching and I felt I was getting a feel I wanted to... I tried again with the picture on the right but don’t feel it was successful.


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Moving on Using print outs of photos - I’m really getting the feel of the way I want to move on now - I was really happy with how this turned out but know I could play with it a bit more. I traced my face and legs and then cut them out of the picture and placed my printed cv into the back ground, I think placed my tracing over the spaces left for them to create this effect.


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Life drawing This is my friend Tracie who is happy to let me draw her as long as I provide her with ‘blood of christ (her words for red wine) Lala obviously enjoyed the session


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Retouching a cover model (even on real-life magazines)


Colour corrected pic using levels and curves to give more depth and vibrance

Smoothed out eye bags and made nose smaller and took away shine

Evened out skin tone, flattened out lines from nose to mouth

Whitened eyes and added black to lashes for definition and added small hilight

Added lipstick and removed stray hair

Removed some of the double chin

Just to show how little you need to do to totally change a picture. I used a few techniques in photoshop


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rilliant fun! These workshops really help bond the group and its great to watch what everyone else is doing (I like to know!) This workshop was in the CFD, Su produced this pic (right) which we all had a photocopied copy of. We were all to draw it however we felt we should. Before we did she took half of the group out and told them some background into the picture. It’s centered around her father (in the middle and its the day he got engaged to the lady 2nd from teh left. They are in France (or Belguim I don’t remember). She wanted to see if this made any difference to the way people remember things - by connecting emotion to it. After the first section we had the original image taken away and we were to redraw if from our memory. Su said she didn’t think knowing more about the picture helped or changed the way it was remembered.! However I found myself drawing the first image in a way that I had been working towards, scraping bits off and ripping tracing paper...so that was an eyeopener for me!

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Su was a natural at being in charge

Our final masterpiece reflects the towns ‘buzz’

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Our final work

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p o h s k r o Peer w with Nic Clarke WIMBLEDON CENTRE COURT SHOPPING CENTRE & WIMBLEDON COLLEGE CFD 3RD OCTOBER

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Retracing our figures

e started this workshop in the centre of Wimbledon at the shopping centre. The task was to draw as many people moving from above, below and same level in the mall which has good visibility for this via the central area and stairs. The aim was to draw around 30 people each. This was hard as they kept moving and for me I find quick drawings hard to focus on. Then once back at college we forned into groups and complied one image from the figures we had drawn and made a collage using tracing paper and glue. This was to give the feeling of movement.

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Swans in space?

with Janine Hall

THE OBSERVATORY WIMBLEDON UAL 15TH DECEMBER

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he aim in this workshop was to achieved something “William Kentridge’ like! So we set up in the Observatory with spotlights against the walls to create shadows and we were to trace lifesized silhouettes of ourselves. We were to use props if possible so I used the broom. My pic was coloured in charcoal solidly so I was quite a mess by the time I had finished.! Once we had

done this and very strong the images were too, we were to trace interesting parts of our silhoutte onto tracing paper and to fold and fold until it became a totally different work that had orignated from the shadow. I realise that this was an interesting thing to do but not really understanding what we were looking for I’d like to do the second part again as I felt mine was clumsy and unresolved. Again a brilliant class and fun to work with the group.

“What am I this time?”


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PEER WORKSHOP Introduction

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ow this was fun! I really enjoyed running this workshop ...watching the group thinking and working out what they were doing some in a very calculated way and others just pure emotion (Nic !). I began by talking through how to design a cover and the heirachy of cover lines, the weight and style of fonts and which has more impact, ie how an italic serif face suggests “talking softly”. I explained reversing out a logo and why this is stronger - white out of red has huge impact - white always ‘jumps out from a darker panel. We

discussed styles of cover - from gossipy to classy and montly and here is what we got! Firstly I asked them to draw themselves as the cover model (this was to reflect the self portrait element of my work) and then to create their cover around it - to tell the reader more about themselves. They could be classy or weekly pulp, it was up to them. The results were fantastic. Each cover - even without the main image said so much about each of the artists it was easy to work out who did what. I’m not going to say here as I’d like Tania to work it out!


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nd here was the fun bit! Once home in Hither Green I took them to my local shop where I know the owners and asked if I could photograph the ‘covers’ on a proper newstand here is the results. I put in my dummy cover too just to make up the group. It was interesting to see how the white start ‘classy’ covers stood out amongst the mayhem of the weekly market, but the really strong logo was the one reversed out of dark green (not a colour traditionally used on logos but in this case it worked!!) The owner also did use a san serif font in caps - the word ‘NO” can be seen a mile away. So for me the results were as I hoped for but even better as its clear who did each cover and how they are feeling. Someone needs coffee first thing in the morning, another wants to rule the world! I think there is a situation where another member might change hairstyle radically and someone else is feeling exactly how I did at this time last year - Panic and confusion!

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o this is how the dreaded essay thought process began. Carrying on with the self portrait theme I decided I needed to address the magazine background that I show throughout my work. There is a snobbish element to weekly magazines - I get it in the design world, I won’t neccessarily get work on some of the ‘classier’ monthlies due to my background but this is silly as it’s far more of a skill to design with bad images, over crowded pages and bright colours and fonts. The same can be said of the readers of real-life magazines. But I know that these magazines play a particular role in our culture and are key to the fabric of the lower classes lives. You will have to read the essay for my proof!

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hilst doing my MA I have still been working as part time as possible. This is a challenge as most companies like to book cover for a week at a time which compromises my college days. It’s been tough but I need to work to support myself and to pay my fees. However my work and MA are part of the same thing to me, and so its part of my research too. My main clients this unit have been Psychologies, Whats on TV, and Trinity Mirror supplemants, Notebook and Love Sunday. I also work on the Mirror paper.


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I saw this documentary and was inspired to add something about Dada to my essay as I feel there is an absurdness to the real-life magazines I wanted to discuss that could be translated as ‘Dada’, so I contacted Jim Moirs PR who said he would be happy to help. He hasn’t responded as yet.

MA DRAWING STUDENT QUESTIONS FOR JIM (Vic Reeves) ALISON CHRISTIE <aliboodles@btinternet.com> To Rebecca Ptaszynski 7 Nov at 5:33 PM ok here goes!

Im a student doing a part time MA in drawing at wimbledon but i also still work as a designer on magazines. Ive been art director on several real-life magazines which include 'Chat", Love it! and Full house, these have been featuring in my self portraits this unit....there is a real 'humour' element in these mags which is bizarre and extremely surreal!!! anyway I was very inspired by the programme Gaga for Dada and wondered if there could be an arguement for these magazines being classed as 'Dada" and so am exploring this in my essay for this unit....

PUBLISHED ON 22 SEP 2016 To mark the 100th anniversary of Dada, Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves) takes us on an irreverent trip into the world of the influential avant-garde art movement. Absurd, provocative and subversive, Dada began as a response to the madness of World War I. But its radical way of looking at the world inspired generations of artists,

writers and musicians, from Monty Python to punk, Bowie to Banksy. Jim restages an early Dada performance in Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire, where the movement began. And among those joining him in his playful celebration of the Dadaists and their impact are Armando Iannucci, Terry Gilliam, designer Neville Brody and artists Michael Landy and Cornelia Parker.

Here is a selection of 'surreal' cover lines that actually were used in my time on Chat magazine.... A fish tried to undress me," I made my hubby a dog poo pie and he ate it (receipe inside!) A ghost nurse changed my nightie, A part of my pussy fell on the carpet, So desperate for a baby we had sex on a seesaw, I buried my husband in a turkey stir fry bag, Win a bath with a boy band Win a divorce An alien cured my bad leg, I had phone sex with a chicken, My cat ate my best friend, He sewed up my back passage to make me pregnant, Itsy bitsy teeny weeny, here's my Dave in his bikini. I was hoping that Jim could maybe write a few paragraphs with his opinion on this subject if at all possible? I would be eternally grateful and owe him a pint if he is ever in Hither Green!! regards and thanks xxxx Alison Christie Freelance Designer


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My family at Sziget festival We have always been a close family and my brother and I are constantly attending gigs. We like to rock! Sziget is a great festival held on an island in Budapest. This year we took my sister and her 14-year-old twins. Brilliant fun....


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