Saturday, 30 January 2010

Mareel animation

A few stills from an animation about Mareel, Shetland's new music, cinema and education venue, I've been working on over the past few weeks while on placement at Shetland Arts. Will post up video soon...

Co:Lab review

Head over to the Shetland News website to read a review of the Co:Lab prints, big thanks to Charlene Storey for taking the time to speak to us about the prints and doing the review.
Charlene has her own blog A Sketching Storey - she has to draw everyday for a year - check it out.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Belly's Gonna Get You

Today on my placement @ Shetland Arts I created this fun little poster for Belly Dancing Classes for kids and their parents at Whiteness School, Shetland with teacher Rocio Bolanos, starting later this month. Excuse the poor quality/blurry phone pics.

Shetland Arts do a postal mailout, the poster is designed to be perfect size for envelopes. Streamline. Nice. And so it doesn't get ruined in the post.

The poster physically dances as well - the concertina folding in the belly region can make for hours of fun!

My plan all along was to keep it simple and silly! Hopefully people get a bit of a laugh out of it, and maybe even take a little tear off "tassel" slip and go along for some belly dancing fun.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Co:Lab Prints

We are happy to announce the Co:Lab prints are on display for a month from 12 January @ Bonhoga Gallery Cafe, Weisdale Mill, Shetland.
For more info see pics and description below and also check the Co:Lab Blog.

Beto + Jono

Andrew + Jono

Jono + Beto

Jono + Andrew

Andrew + Beto

Beto + Andrew

Jono SandliandsBetoAndrew Morrison

These six prints are the results of a collaborative experiment spanning a total of six weeks. Basic rules were set and the time restriction put in place – one week for each step.

STEP 1 – Each produce an A4 illustration to be printed one colour. These, upon completion, are passed to one of the other co:lab members.
STEP 2 – The challenge here in the second week is to take the piece created and entrusted to you by your co:lab colleague and produce a second illustration to be printed one colour directly on top of the prints of the artwork they have been allocated.
STEP 3 – Take the six illustrations and print them together with their other halves producing three final pieces.

These three weeks three steps were then repeated. However this time in step 2 we each worked from the illustration by whomever they hadn't first time around. For example in the first round Jono created a second layer for Beto's piece. In the second round he did likewise for Andrew's piece.

The experiment was to challenge and inspire us in unexpected ways. Individually we have learned different things from the experience but together we have found ourselves varying our approach, adapting our styles to meet the challenges of another's, seeing how colours complement and which combinations best support the merging illustrative approaches.