emma hodgson

Sunday, 4 December 2011

My shoe photographs.

Middle Ages Footwear.

The Middle Ages were a bit strange when it came to footwear...

The fashion that came in, was an incredibly long toe.

"Pointed toes are hardly odd, but the fact that they became hugely exaggerated is. The toe gradually became longer and longer to the point of absurdity for some were so long it was difficult to walk.  Some even attached small bells to the end to indicate they were interested in a little flirtation.  Bells.  Flirtation. Surely you saw the connection? Maybe that’s where the whole “footsie” thing started?"   www.headoverheelshistory.com

The Designer's Marketplace - Middlesborough

On Saturday 2nd December, me and Jake went through to Middlesborough for the Designer's Marketplace.. http://www.designersmarketplace.org.uk/

We met some amazing Illustrator's and Designers, such as...

The brilliant Mr Luke Dixon.. http://dukelixon.co.uk/

Who kindly let me photograph him...

Here's some of his work.. unfortunately i couldn't afford any of his prints!

Another one of my favourites was a lady called Kim Tillyer, who was more fabric and craft associated.
She also let me photograph her, under protest!

I thought her work was absolutely beautiful, and would have spent my whole overdraft on her stuff if i could!! 
Her handmade necklaces were my favourite! 

And this is where i spent most my money... Lucy Farfort!

Her work consists of very bright and beautiful illustrations, which definitely stood out amongst the rest!
She was incredibly friendly too, and we chatted to her for ages, she was also very interested in what we were up too on the course, and which parts we enjoyed best!

Here's what i bought from her!

Some examples of her work..

There was many other artists and designers there, 

Overall, i really enjoyed the Design Marketplace! It was definitely worth 3 hours on the train!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Shoe research

Simple diagram of the shoe. Who knew shoes had throats, tongues and heels too!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Progression on illustrator

I have started to develop one of my ideas for 'how to use a lipstick' on illustrator. 

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Illustrator Axolotl!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Rockwell Kent

I have been looking at Rockwell Kent, and found his way of framing/cropping his work, very interesting. The dramatic ways in which he crops his images makes the image much more dramatic, depending on the way he's cropped it.

This image screams drama, as the view point is low, but the way the figure fills the whole frame, makes all attention be focussed directly on him.

This vertical crop of 'Wayside Maddona' has her fit perfectly in the frame, drawing your attention straight to her.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Illustrator ghost!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Perspective in Carlisle!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Van Gogh

Van Gogh is one for being good with his perspective!

Platypus on Illustrator

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Niki de Saint Phalle

I was just looking at Niki de Saint Phalle, and her work is amazing! Her Tarot garden is what interests me most, as i am a big fan of Gaudi. While researching her i found that she was heavily influenced by Gaudi and wanted to create a similar thing, but by a woman, so there is a huge sculpture park in Italy that took 20 years to complete.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

My first attempt at research, Youtube videos...


I found this video on how to make an origami cube, so i had a go!!

The outcome...

Impressive! hahaha

Searching for cubes!

Various interesting looking cubes i found online.. 

Ooooo look!

There's a cube in the google logo today! It's Art Clokey's birthday!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011