Jasmin Dwyer

Australian artist Jasmin Dwyer creates these amazing screen prints using various screen printing techniques.


Screen Prints 4 WaysThese four prints have to be my favourite. The image is ultimately the same, but printed four ways. I am currently studying a module option in Lithograph print, and am expanding my contextual research into other areas of print and drawing. The way she has put these together though multiple layer’s composition and placement of colour makes each one unique. The way in which the colour and over print both work in harmony, it makes me think of my own work I have been creating at the moment removing colour channels when working digitally creating a unique transparency of colour even though its not print making for me is the same kind of idea but just using a different process.

Richard Avedon

I stumbled across Richard avedon the other day instantly being drawn to to his fashion photography.


Veruschka, dress by Kimberly, New York, January 4, 1967

Veruschka, dress by Kimberly, New York, January 4, 1967.

The way he captures the movement of the model in this photograph, its like you can feel hr movement as he captured the shot. I am thinking to take images that creates this feel of moment couldn’t of been easy (even though he makes it look so) especially back when it was taken. I think there was so much more to the world of photography then more of a ‘realness’ if you like as there was no Photoshop to fix areas or any sort of filters or lighting effects that can quickly correct problems. I think it was very much more about the photographer, the lighting and the model. Maybe that is why I am always drawn to photography and photographers from this period of time? These two photos below show the same quality’s I think he had a distinct way of capturing and communicating his work that I find really interesting.

Veruschka, dress by Bill Blass, New York, January 4, 1967

Veruschka, dress by Bill Blass, New York, January 4, 1967


Twiggy, hair by Ara Gallant, Paris, January 6, 1968

Twiggy, hair by Ara Gallant, Paris, January 6, 1968

Even with his later work and the use of colour, I think a lot of his principles remained the same and still he manages to hold onto those quality’s and the realness within his work.

Kate Moss and Aya Thorgren,  Versace Spring/Summer 1993 campaign, New York,  November 12, 1992

Kate Moss and Aya Thorgren, Versace Spring/Summer 1993 campaign, New York, November 12, 1992

The Comforts Portfolio, #04: A Fable in 24 Episodes, Montauk, New York, August 1995

The Comforts Portfolio, #04: A Fable in 24 Episodes, Montauk, New York, August 1995



Ione Gamble


“Founding editor-in-chief of Polyester zine, I commission, produce, and oversee all content under Polyester print and online, including partnerships and collaborations.

With a focus on feminism, arts and culture and fashion; I also regularly freelance for both print and online publications, including Vice, Noisey, Huck Magazine Dazed, Crack Magazine, Bustle, Riposte, and more.”

So this weeks professional practice lecture I am feeling excited about hearing her experience and how she got to work with certain publications I am  always looking at, especially I-D and Dazed of which I always buy.

looking at polyester online, I am drawn to this http://polyesterzine.com/not-yours/

The way in which its layered out and is forced on the artists imagery to tell the story. I am really interested in how the artist has created her designs and feel that Polyester has got something really special hear as in my experience more often than not imagery and illustration is not like this. I feel that polyester has this edge allowing something a bit different the fact its all about feminist, fashion and culture allows it to stand out from the crowd as a non conformist publication this is defiantly a positive and one to explore.

Not Yours

“Not Yours is an interpretation of femininity and the unattainable ideals imposed upon women. Using the untraditional medium of 3D, my images aim to scrutinise the role of the internet and its desire to be aesthetically perfect. Through whimsical colour and texture, Bambi moulds glamorous dreamscapes and scenarios.”

3D art: Bambi Kirschner

Janne Iivonen

Pre; lecture Exploring an over view on Janne’s working process can I make any connections before this weeks lecture? does anything stand out or make me want to know more about Jannes professional practice.


“Janne is an award winning Finnish freelance illustrator currently based in Brighton, UK.His work is characterised by dynamic compositions, vibrant colour schemes and precise & clear line-work in the tradition of ligne claire”

Just reading his bio I feel he has a broad range of work just looking at his clients he has worked with some of which for me personally sounds so exciting. Its telling me the world of illustration can dip into so many potentials when it comes to commission’s and working with clients.

Esquire x Tiffany & Co.

esquire-x-tiffanyandco-map.jpg His work has a simplicity to it. But at the same time the visual aspect is to the point, with his simple use of line colour. The compositions allows the viewer to instantly navigate his communication. esquire-x-tiffanyandco-smithandmills.jpg









From looking at his portfolio http://janneiivonen.net/

I am getting the feel he works a lot digitally and defiantly composition and use of colour blocking. I wonder how or were does he start with his creative process does he jump straight in with digital process or digital sketchbook? Does he work everything out visually in an analogue way?


Tim walker

Looking at how different creatives work can portray a narrative through the use of different media. looking at: Tim Walkers Show- Entitled Story Teller. Through his fun imaginative use of photography creating these incredible photographs. Which in my option tell a story in there own right.


“TIM WALKER – STORY TELLER – Stella Tennant in hare mask and Charles Guislain in birds of paradise crown, Howick Hall, 2010”

This photograph makes me think of Alice in wonderland, with the models head being a rabbit- takes me to that psychedelic place.









“TIM WALKER – STORY TELLER – Karlie Kloss and yellow cottage, Rye, 2010”

Is this communicating the wizard of oz? I can see elements of this film within this photograph









“TIM WALKER – STORY TELLER – Karlie Kloss and broken Humpty Dumpty, Rye, 2010″

Going back to childhood nursery rhymes for me.




“TIM WALKER – STORY TELLER – Giant doll prop”

This installation I think to see it would have been a bit scary, but fun at the same time but could imagine feeling intimated by the presence of this doll.






“TIM WALKER – STORY TELLER – Smashed Humpty Dumpty model”


Julie Verhoeven


DesignI have talked about Verhoevens work, in a previous post. but stumbled across this illustration whilst looking through the collections at the Victoria and Albert museum. This illustration she has produced is is relevant to what I have been exploring within figurative and fashion illustration. What is drawing my attention is her simple use of line predominantly, flashes of colour and detail as required. These things for me make the illustration come alive. Sometimes less is more! This is something I need to be OK with for myself ads at times I over complicate or it becomes so intricate that it can lose what I am trying to communicate. I think exploring her work again and learning what her working process is could help me to develop my own process and give me more confidence in doing so.

Surface print design

My current project is making think about surface design a lot. I feel this is a good time to explore this contextually and getting an understanding of whats out there and who is out there using this process, in enhance my range of knowledge and understanding as well as inspiration which in future can help to inform my own ideas for my own practice.

Hannah Davies


The quality of structure within her work and precision of line flows so fluidly within her draw I am drawn to her clear use of line and limited colour pallet. The use of repetition and symmetry is an area I like to explore within my own work and her intricate detail gives me a strong visual connection with this work


Linda Colsh

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Her use of complex layers and mixed media processes to formulate her designs is what makes her work so interesting. I have just pinpointed this one but I could look at her work for hours studying how she creates and builds her work using cloth as her surface predominantly. With this print I feel it shows her use of stitch, line, print and photography all working in perfect harmony. The way she keeps to a monochrome colour palette I think brings the work to life. For me the connection is about the surface of her design and her working process.

I myself combine mixed media processes to try and formulate and communicate visually, which is something I am still trying to figure out how effectively every time to pull it all together and make sense of it. I think a key area of my research could be to look more in depth at artists who create surface design finding out there working process, which I think is important to develop for myself, there is so much more to the art world than the finished ascetic but we are not always made aware or visually able to sew anything but the ‘Perfect’ outcome.


Crystal Wagner


Exploring mixed media artist Crystal Wagner’s installations.

Even though her work scale wise is so much more than I could ever feel OK to work to. I am interested in this organic structure she is creating and feel I can make a connection quite quickly to my current project ‘fragments’ and looking at cell structures. The way in which her installations flow through the gallery space fluidly for me helps to enhance the organic nature to this installation.


This has to be one of my favorite and defiantly allows me to think that , the use of materials and mixing them up has the potential to be endless. My thinking being if I think it just try it.

Rogan Brown


In my exploration and investigations, as part of my research process I am looking at different ways in which people communicate, the idea of fragments/macro and microscopically without the use of a microscope and camera. Crossing that boundaries even more between  science and art.

Rogan Brown, I had never come across his work until now! I could sit and study his complex paper structures of cells for hours. visually for me the connection being shapes within shapes. How every cut in the paper is scientifically thought out, to create this impressive structures which you wouldn’t see with the naked eye. Looking at these it makes me think of fragility, repetition, positive and negative space.

By looking at browns work alone has opened me up to the potential of what could be achieved within my own work and personal project ‘fragments’

Textile artists

Exploring Artists that use fabric within there practice. Using fabric as the object or to print from I find brings a quality that is not always possible when done digitally or by hand.


​Louise Baldwin

the way in which Baldwin uses stitch to draw with and the creation of line to communicate visually adds something else to a textile collage. I feel the contrast between the two shows

a diverse way of working. The one on the left feels more structured and there is more form to it. The one on the right being a loser way of working I like the way in which she layers the fabric not limiting herself to one type there is a continuous flow to this. The more I look at these the more i feel it revels its self, think that is what makes her work most interesting. Think she sums her work up her work perfectly “Connections are made between the most seemingly random things, cell structures, pattern, text and mark. “


Sandra Meech

“Revisiting some print techniques, including collagraphs and monoprints with added marks, has been an exciting development ”

I picked these images as they are both similar but both so different. I am interested in the way Meech is using different print techniques to create her outcomes, Visually looks like she is using parts of different print elements of photography layering these to create these quite powerful dynamic outcomes. I like the use of  her monoprints that seem to run continuously through her work but have both a powerful and subtle impact.