Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pen and Ink, Two

Five more pen and ink illustrations, this time on brown paper.

Monday, February 15, 2010

•"There's always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering."

I've been creating more Photoshop collage's on 'Brave New World' and thought I'd upload my latest one. I felt I hadn't portrayed the soma filled 'fantasy' most of the characters live in or retreat to when they cant cope with the horrors of the reality, so this illustrates just that!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pen and Ink

Sketches based on 'Brave New World'.

Dark Room Experiments

Two experiments I created in the darkroom from photographs I edited on Photoshop.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Who are you?

I'm Claire ;D
Seen as this is my first post I guess I should tell you a little about myself.
I love illustrations, creating my own and viewing others work, my preferred media is ink and dip in pen and I constantly strive to improve my Photoshop skills.
I'm currently studying Foundation Art and Design at Knowesly Community College and have been asked to make this blog to display my work, keep a record and get feed back so please do comment if you feel the urge :)

Below is my most recent piece of work created, based on the book 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley its a mixture of drawings, photographs and Photoshop work. I took the photograph of the skull in the middle, edited it and just kept adding different elements.

The book is set in the future though my images are based on the section where Bernard and Lenina visit the reservation, a place where the old way of life is preserved. When reading this section I thought back to a quote at the beginning of the book, 'Community, Identity, Stability'. These words where used to describe the way of life they had developed outside the reservation(babies grew in bottles, everything down to the recreational activities they enjoy controlled). Their shallow use of these words reflects their shallow way of life and I felt the quote more accurately described life inside the reservation, the people there have their true identity not one which is the result of conditioning and hypnopaedia.