More pictures from Berlin
Some more samples of a more professional Japanese stab stitch
First book making session with Hannah, the Japanese stab stitch. It was complicated and fiddly but I’d love to do a book like this of my own work!
Some samples of the Zines on show at the Nexus Art Cafe in the Northern Quarter.
The stairs by the Nexus Art Cafe. I’d really like to have a go at something like this, a huge painting with a bit of everything.
This is the same blotted line process that Andy Warhol used on a series of cats he illustrated. I mimicked it by drawing with an inky pen onto the shiny side of some card and then printing with it on some watercolour paper. The effect is a really nice blotchy line, although it takes a while because the most effective way to use this process is to only cover very small sections at a time with ink.
Pictures of the print works and a few buildings surrounding it. I really liked the derelict post office because its been there the whole time I’ve lived in Manchester but Ive never noticed it before.
My attempt at paper modelling was much more stressful than it needed to be, I think, although it turned out alright for a first try. I used sugar paper which wasnt a great idea in hindsight because it was just the wrong side of too thin and flimsy, but I have a lot of it so if I made a mistake, it wasnt a huge waste.
This is a model of my house back home, a typical cup-de-sac house which I thought was pretty boring but safe for a first go. But when I properly thought about the shape of my house, I realised the roof at the front over the porch would be kind of tricky so it balance out quite well as a little project.
Although I leant on it by mistake so its gone forever now, haha.
Chinese new year in Manchester, the first one I’ve ever been to! Think we got there a bit after most of the day-time stuff had finished but we hung around until it got dark and all the lights were really pretty!