My tabloids arrived today! The colours came out very nicely the 55gsm paper, and I love the added newspaper-esque black tab in the top corner of each page. It will be very interesting to see how they work in a gallery environment. I hope that what I have planned for them is successful. The size… Continue reading Tabloid!
Just got my website up and running! So far it doesn’t have much more than just my professional portfolio on it, but I look forward to adding more as I create new projects in the future: helentowrie.com
Over the past few days I have been putting together my professional portfolio. I have chosen images that I think reflect my skills as an artist and illustrator, and represent the variety of medias I am able to work with. Unfortunately, I cannot find any acrylic etchings I am happy enough with to add, which… Continue reading Professional Portfolio
Interested in having a look at how other artists have used comic inspired speech bubbles in gallery spaces before, I found an artist called Philippe Parreno, who in 1997 created a space full of balloon speech bubbles called “Comic Abstraction”. This piece has more recently been shown in the MoMa and originally served as a… Continue reading Art using Speech Bubbles
This is the remake of the people’s favourite; the crocodile one. I redrew the crocodiles face and tidied up the transition between the character and the crocodile.
I wasn’t sure how to tell the punchline of one of the pages of my tabloid, so I have created 3 alternative versions and am asking my peers which one they prefer. The text says First Panel: “Without Imaginative thinking would I be able to do…” Second Panel: “THIS?” In the first one, the character… Continue reading Tabloid Edits
After looking at newspaperclub’s guidelines on printing, I have re-edited my tabloid according to their format (which has slightly different dimensions to the tabloid dimensions I’d been using).This was not a huge problem as all I needed to do was download the website’s template onto indesign and paste my images onto it. One thing that… Continue reading Tabloid: Final Stages of Editing