Saturday, 25 February 2012

Moodboard and Inspiration

Ok, so as I said I'd show you what I'm up to in my sketchbook... bit later than I wanted but better late then never!

Here's my mind map of all the ideas flying around my head for the subject "Identity - Behind the mask"

I started off looking at people, facial expressions, close ups of features - I'll be uploading snap shots of my sketchbook soon when my camera decides to work!

Anyway here's how my moodboard is looking and the process of making and changing things around

dietro la maschera means behind the mask in italian - I always find other languages more beautiful and inspiring than english, so I always translate my collection name into a foreign language. The inspiration to change this into italian came from my housemate who is italian, I've read her italian books she has before so I knew it was a nice language to use.

Also by using a different language ties into my work, as I am going to start looking at concealing identity and hidden meanings, and by converting the name into another language it becomes concealed to a mass of people who don't understand that language :)

Image credits: Eye - Science photo library, CCTV Camera - Ultra secure direct, Brain Scan - Little about, Finger Print -
All other images and sketches are my own copyright.

The last one I think is the best placement idea I've come up with so far, the eye made out of wool was removed because I didn't feel it added anything to inspire me, if anything it started to detract away from the bleed of the images around it and the brain scan.

Oh and the drawing of the old man, that was my Grandad :). He died just before Christmas, so I thought what better way to remember him then use his beautiful face for my work. The people you love can be so inspiring, so I also used my new little nephew and my boyfriend (that's his ear haha) which you'll see hopefully very soon!

Colour pallet is still to be finalised - I'll put that up when I've finished my colour board :)

Now after a long hard productive day I'm off for a nice cup of tea, Mario kart followed by Hustle tucked up in bed. WIN!


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