Illustration Friday

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 This week, the prompt is ICE. 

Due to my love of the winter, I have decided to take part in this challenge.

 The prompt was good, because it could be interpreted in various ways, from snowflakes to ice cream vans or Ice Cube. 

 In the end, I’ve decided onto a more abstract-ish idea of icebergs. I used different shades of blue and white to create the shade, although I am note sure if it work completely, as I am still getting used to the Daler Rowney watercolour set, that I am using.

 Here is the final work. I quite enjoy the way, the shapes of the ice bergs curve and disappear.


Next time, I will need to think a bit more on how to layer the colours.

Discovering others’ illustrations. Interview with Adam Pękalski

Throughout the last week, I have sent numerous emails with questions to various illustrators, who’s works I admire and find interesting. As a student of Illustration I realize that a professional artist can be quite taken with his work and he/she may have very limited time scale of responding to such emails.

Well, today was a good day, because I have received a response from one of the illustrators that I have contacted.

Adam Pękalski, a Polish illustrator, born in Gdansk in 1975, who currently lives and works in Ankara, Turkey, where he teaches graphic design and illustration.
Pękalski works as a freelance illustrator, book and poster designer and cartoonist.
(You can view his full bio on his website )

What I find interesting in Pękalski’s  works is the way he invites the viewer into the image, through the use of movement, lively colours and compositions. Moreover, I have enjoyed the link between the works and the specific audience, that the images reach.

One of the media that he uses are the watercolors. Easy to use, but also quite demanding of the artist, as one wrong move can destroy the whole piece of work.
Pękalski once said that ”Sometimes, one sentence can be enough, whether read or heard, or a single clip of a movie, a fleeting memory of a painting in the museum, to create a very concrete vision that demands instantaneous manifestation on paper. Rarely does a concept arises from a laborious process, drudgery starts later, when a brush is picked up.” –
A high number of this Polish illustrator’s works is commissioned for editorial purposes, for magazines, where the main themes are history and geography.
However, the images that I liked the most, where created as book illustrations, aimed at children.

It is interesting to note, that the artist himself admitted to preferring to work on these, rather than the editorial commissions.

Editorial illustrations for magazines include:  
– Miś
– Sukces
– Charaktery
– Media & Marketing Polska
– Świat Ciszy
– Nasze Morze
– Przekrój
– National Geographic Traveler

Recently published illustrated books:

– Sanatorium, Dorota Gellner, Wydawnictwo Bajka, Warszawa 2015
Kot, który zgubił dom, Ewa Nowak, Egmont Polska, Warszawa 2016
Nie płacz, koziołku, Sergey Mikhalkov, Nasza Księgarnia, Warszawa 2016
Praktyczny pan, Roksana Jędrzejewska-Wróbel, Wydawnictwo Bajka, Warszawa 2016


Here is a ‘short’ interview with the artist. (Mr. Pękalski, if you are reading this- Thank you once again for answering these questions.)

Corvus Could you describe your process of work when responding to a project/brief? Are there any steps that you always take in order to generate ideas?

  Adam Pękalski– I usually start with a insightful visual research. Lots of the commissions I get are for educational books and articles related to history or geography, and in such cases this step is absolutely de rigeur – you can’t just make the things up as you go, even if your illustrations are supposed to have a light-hearted or even humorous approach. The gathering of visual materials takes quite a long time – the trick is to know more or less what you are looking for (which requires also some extra reading about the subject of your project) and to be able to select things that are useful from the piles of rubbish which Google search often provides.
The next step is finding a concept – this is when the drawing starts; initially in the form of thumbnail sketches and doodles, up to more advanced images. In the meantime the vision of a finished illustration clarifies in my mind, and I know more or less where to go to from there.
Sometimes the clients require the rough sketches of the ordered piece for the acceptance, then of course I have to prepare more than just one version, but usually no more than three. It also happens quite often that they just trust me with my judgement, so we can omit this step.
Finally there’s the execution of the illustration itself. I like using diverse styles and techniques to match the subject, so the technical details may vary. These days I use mostly computer to make my illustrations, but nonetheless they always start as hand-drawn pictures that are scanned and processed with Photoshop.
All the above applies mostly to editorial illustrations, while with a bigger projects, like illustrated books, the process is much more complicated. The visual research step remains more or less the same, but the doodling and sketching step takes way more time, as you must deal with a bigger number of illustrations that will create some kind of a sequence. There’s also a character design, layout design, choice of the font, and last but not least figuring out what the mood will be like, i.e. what the book is supposed to look like. Once this is done, I send a sample double-page spread to the editor to see whether my idea gets accepted. And then the labour begins…

CLooking through your portfolio and blog, it is clear that you have your very own style. How did you discover it and do you sometimes experiment with other media?

AP- I believe that the style is something that develops with time, so it’s not like a once-and-for-all decision that an artist spontaneously makes (“From now on, all my characters are going to have red noses and bulgy eyes!”), but more like a never-ending process. It is the sum of your experiences, inspirations and personal inclinations, and it constantly evolves, just like yourself.
I’ve noticed that many young artists (I’m thinking about some of my illustration students) tend to treat their style as some kind of a fetish, to such extent that they are reluctant to try something new, because it might affect their precious little style which they have just came up with. I think it’s silly; in my opinion sticking with just one type of illustrations makes you get bored and burnt-out very fast. Also, the illustrator has better chances of surviving in the market if he (or she) is more flexible and embraces the variety of techniques and visual styles. I suppose that if your artistic personality is strong enough, your personal “handwriting style ” will still be visible, even if you  radically change the mood or technique.

C- Do you think you prefer working with editorial briefs or are you trying to keep your work balanced between magazines and books?

AP- In last four years the majority of my work is related to children’s books illustration. It might not be the best way of making a living as an illustrator (one spends a lot of time and energy, while the fees paid by Polish publishers are often ridiculously low), but I find it more satisfying and enjoyable than editorial illustration, and this is what I want to focus on in the future. Also, I think that book illustration has a longer “expiry date”. The point is: the editorial illustration usually has a life span of a magazine’s issue in which it appears, while a book is something that lingers for years, and sometimes it’s being passed to the next generations of readers. I still have some wonderfully illustrated books that my parents owned when they were kids, and I’m going to eventually pass them to my daughter.

C- What advice would you give to a recent graduate, who is trying to find his way in the industry?

AP- Oh, God. Advices. There’s only one that really matters: Do what you love, and love what you do. And stay honest and true to yourself. Oh wait, that’s two.
No, but really: I don’t feel like I’m qualified to give any professional advices, because I don’t think they would apply to everyone. It’s a very individual thing, how you want your career to grow and what kind of illustrator you want to become. But if you have the passion for that job, and ambition, and you fell like no other profession is suitable for you, surely you will find a way to succeed in some way. Maybe you won’t get awfully rich, but at least they will pay you for your hobby…

C- Lastly, are you happy with where you are now in regards to your art? Do you enjoy what you do?

AP- Yes🙂

All the images used belong to Adam Pękalski.
They can be found on his website-
As well as on his various profiles and magazine’s websites:

The Manchester Museum

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Manchester Museum (website) is owned by the University of Manchester. The museum displays works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history. It holds one of the largest Egyptology exhibitions.

It is the UK’s largest university museum, serving as a major visitor attraction and as a resource for academic teaching and research. From the beginning of September, schools around Greater Manchester are able to hire an Inflatable Manchester Museum to help children experience history closer to their schools. It has around 360,000 visitors each year.

The museum’s first collections were assembled by the Manchester Society of Natural History formed in 1821 with the purchase of the collection of John Leigh Philips. The Manchester Geological Society’s collections were added in 1850. By the 1860’s both societies encountered financial difficulties and, advice from an evolutionary biologist Thomas Huxley, the University of Manchester (then called the Owens College) accepted responsibility for the collections in 1867. The museum in Peter Street was sold in 1875 after Owens College moved to new buildings in Oxford Street.

Alfred Waterhouse, architect of London’s Natural History Museum, was commissioned to design a museum, in order to house the collections for the benefit of students and the public on a site in Oxford Road (then Oxford Street). The Manchester Museum was opened to the public in 1888. At the time, the scientific departments of the college were immediately adjacent, and students entered the galleries from their teaching rooms in the Beyer Building. The 1927 extension was built to house the ethnographic collections.

Here are some photographs from the Museum.

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I enjoyed the skeletons collection, because these show how someone or something was built. They are also quite interesting to sketch.


Here is a small part of the monetary collection displayed permanently in the Museum.

Another section, were the various fossils and collections from different parts of the world.

In few of the jars, there were spiders, butterflies, worms and other insects.


The other section that I always get back to is just around the balcony where the ‘Jars’ collection is.

These always remind me of prints and the experimentation processes, as well as sketchbook work that we do in art.


Okay, so that’s it.😀



Manchester Town Hall

I won’t bother with apologies today, because I think we all should get used to the long breaks in between my posts. No matter how hard I try to write regularly, it just doesn’t seem to work.

Anyway, a few weeks ago I was in Manchester with my sister and her friends from Poland, who were visiting us for a week.

During the trip to Manchester we went to see the Manchester Museum (you can read about it here) and to the Manchester Town Hall.

While I did write before about the Manchester Town Hall, the images from my gallery where wiped out, so I will be posting the images that I have taken on the most recent visit.

Manchester Town Hall was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1877.

It is one of the examples of Noe-Gothic architecture in United Kingdom.

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The shield located on the ceiling in the entrance to the Hall.


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One of the ceremonial rooms, the Great Hall is decorated with murals by Ford Maddox Brown, illustrating the city’s history.

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The Great Hall depicts the town’s history on it’s murals. (Source: wikipedia)

The mosaic floor (the use of mosaics was brought over from the Romans, it is believed that British culture was born from the Romans influence), throughout the Town Hall is showing bees. Manchester is full of ‘bees’, at least it’s representation. They are on the bins, side walks, buildings, lamp posts etc., because this city was the focus of the industry in Great Britain.It was called Cottonpolis, as cotton was the main means of the income.

A little bit more about that can be read on Manchester Storm’s website (right here). Their 2016/17 season’s jerseys have a little Manchester bee on the front neck insert, in order to reference back to the city’s working bees nature and it’s relation to the Storm’s hockey players who are just like those bees. Manchester was thriving, getting more wealthy and therefore needed a bigger town hall. Thus, a competition was announced for a project. Waterhouse won and it’s his design that we can now admire.

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Town Hall’s plans by Waterhouse
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A cross section of the Town Hall’s plan by Waterhouse
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The floor in the Sculpture Hall is covered with mosaic patterns, showing the rose of Lancashire.


Here are some photographs that I took that day:


The fountain located in the Albert Square, where the main entrance to the Town Hall is.


The Link bridge
From the lower perspective
At the steps of the Prince Albert Statue, overlooking the main entrance.
Loving the architecture of the Town Hall.


So here it is. Hope that this post gets me back into your good graces. (hehe, right?)

I also hope that this post will help you in making a decision about visiting Manchester. Even if just to visit this building.

A word of advice though, check the Manchester City Council’s website. There are some refurbishing going on around, since nearly 40% of the building is in a state of despair. You never know, when they will close it, so check it for the availability of touring the inside.

Little something

Is there such a thing as a criminal offense for not updating a blog? o.O Just curious…


Here is a little something that I have been up to.

During the last days of July, I have been able to help my university colleagues in painting a mural at a local junior (primary) school. The team and the school’s teachers have decided that they will be using spray paints, as the limited budget would allow for more spray paint to be bought. The design was partially created by the children from the school. It is a mixture between cosmos, space and under the sea shapes and forms. The photographs below show some of the work that was done on two days. The more recent photographs wont be done until September, however the mural is nearly complete.


On the other hand, here is a little lino print work that I have done for the summer project. This design pattern was inspired by the Japanese kimono from early 18th century in relation the the work I am doing for the Gulliver’s Travels.


And at the end:

Here is something different.

From left to right:

  1. A tattoo design that I have been working on for my sister. I need to do a photograph of the final design. Please do not use this design without my permission.
  2. A big frog toy trial that I have done, based on a Pinterest pin that I wanted to try.
  3. . A smaller version of the frog toy for my little nephew.


Okay, that’s it for today.

What’s up?

The last few weeks have been rather hectic and busy. I was working on the summer project and for the past two weeks I have been spending time with my cousin, who was visiting from Poland.

Summer Project first.

I carried out a little bit more research and got interested in the fashion of Lilliputs and the Giants from Gulliver’s first two voyages, as well as the perspective of Lilliputs towards Gulliver and how did that  affected him when he landed in Brobdingnag, where he was the Lilliput.

One of the points to research were the miniature villages located in Britain.


Each building in those villages has to be renovated and re-painted once a year, something more often, due to weathering out and being exposed to thousands of people trampling around. When you add the snow and the rain to that, you can start imagining how expensive in finance, time and effort such a village is.

This article on BBC has helped quite a bit in locating them.🙂

Okay, so let’s move towards fashion.

In the book, Gulliver described Lilliput’s fashion as that between the British and East Asia. We need to remember that the action in the book takes place in 1700’s. Therefore, I have researched the clothes and symbolism for patterns around that time in Britain, France, Japan, South Korea and most important China, as during the 16th-19th century it was the Chinese culture and society that greatly impacted the western world, though Japan also had it’s shine in this period.



The main part of a woman’s clothing was the hoop- known as pannier, this whalebone (or metallic) ring was worn to create the illusion of dilated hips, which resulted in a dome-shaped structure to the skirt worn over the hoop.  Most women wore a corset to slim the waist. Then the petticoat, which covered the hoop and corset, but also was used as a under layer to the proper dress.

The hairstyle around the time of action-1700’s, was the high comb. Usually over a padded roll or worn over a frame.

All clothing and accessories have been embroidered to a high level. Clothes were produced from silk and linen.



Men wore a linen shirt with frills at the wrists, covering the under drawers (something like under shirt). Next came on a vest or a long waistcoat, then they put on knee breeches to show off the legs, covered in stockings (white) and their leather shoes with stacked heels. The most visible layer was the full-skirted, knee-length coat. British men o this time wore shoulder-length, full-bottomed wig (we can see remains of this fashion sense in some Supreme Courts) and a tricorne (three cornered) hat with an upturned brim.

Pannier ca. 1750
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Suit 1774-92

lady's waistcoat 1702-1727 italian silk

robe a la polonaise American 1780
Dress 1780-1785, silk
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Mantua, England, ca. 1708:

As the century progressed, dresses, coats and breeches lost a few inches in their length. Shoes became low heeled, while the wigs were used for formal occasions only.




The Chinese elite (royalty, high and middle class) wore robes wrapped around the body, tied close to the waist sash. Depending on the length, they were worn without the undergarments (coming down to the ankles) or over trousers/skirt (thigh length).

Both sexes wore skirts, as well as they bound their hair up in a topknot and covered it with either a head cloth or a hat.

While women favored highly colorful silk cloth, men proffered somber and plain cloths, however both were intricate in their pattern embroidery.


The Chinese commoners (working class) wore short robes or jackets over trousers or leggins.

Women wore skirts, whereas men wore loincloth as a lower garment. A change came with the cavalry, which introduced short wrapped jackets and short robes worn over trousers for common men.

Japanese men on the other hand wore long robes or shorter baggy trousers. Women, though wore multiple layers of wrapped robes, cut to reveal each layer beneath the last.The introduction of kimonos, widened the gap between the wealthy, aristocracy and samurais, and the commoners of Japan. Kimonos were often embroidered at the nape of the neck with the family’s crest.

The Chinese leaned towards colours of red, green and light blue, whereas Japanese people took to indigo dye.





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Banyan, Chinese men’s robe, 1700-1750
A Japanese child’s sakiori (fabric sewn from worn out cloths)


 I also looked at the symbols and patterns within both cultures.

The Chines clothes were often embroidered with sakura (charry) trees and dragons, on the other hand Japanese patterns included cranes and turtles as the symbols of long life and good luck, as well as the sea bream fish, symbolising happiness.

One flower that is a recurring pattern in 1700’s Japan is a chrysanthemum, of which there are over 150 patterns.



Okay, so here are some of the works that I have created based on my research.



Moving on to personal life. As I mentioned my cousin came visiting from Poland. She flied home yesterday evening.

I like spending time with her, because we both like Harry Potter and have a similar taste for books, although I think there is a big gap between us, due to me being 4 years older and being more stuck up than her.

We got to talk a little over the past two weeks, watched quite a number of horror movies together (still got bruises from Friday evening, watching Conjuring and Annabelle). My sister took us and her friend to Weatherspoons pub for a few drinks. (I stuck to apple juice). They went a little wild with it, but none of them had a massive hangover.🙂 I also got to spend few days with her by myself, since her dad worked the past week.

On Monday we went ice skating at the Altrincham Silver Blades rink. It was a first time for me and I was just glad not to fall over even once, although we didn’t escape unscathed, as when I tried stopping once skated right into her, sliding one of the skates into her leg, but thankfully she wasn’t injured, only a little pained at the hit. The other time, she tumbled into me and I smashed my forearm into the rink wall, which wasn’t nice, but nothing much more than that didn’t happen.

On Tuesday, we have decided to go swimming at the local pool and we both ended up with the first stage of a cold, which got worse on Thursday when we were meant to go to Liverpool. I had to cancel those plans.

On Wednesday, my cousin joined my sister and our parents at the Graduation Ceremony in Preston, where my sister has received her degree. (SO PROUD OF HER! :D)

While they were in Preston, I was decorating the house with banners and balloons, her face when she walked through the door was priceless. Afterwards, we went for a family dinner to Weatherspoons.

The last two days we have spent just talking, playing and cooking.

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I will miss her, but hopefully I will get to see her in November.

So, that’s it. Hope you guys have a good summer!😀

Summer Homework (Ideal Project)-Devoirs d’été (Ideal Project)

Welcome all, welcome one! (Thanks Graham Norton, this greeting got stuck in my head.😛 )

Yup, it does say Summer Homework.😀

So, after coming in to university center, to collect our grades for the first year, we were given our summer assignment, however it is not graded, so we don’t have to do it.

On the other hand, the project will help those who did it:

  1. Staying fit. By that I mean still exercising our hands and minds within the field. This way we won’t get rusty during our time off, which in turns allows us to start right away in September.
  2. Research skills. As with every project we do, we have to go through the research process, on which everything else balances. (At least for me. I can’t do a project without research.)

Therefore, I have decided to do my summer project.😀

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Guess, which book I have decided to read and create work for.😛 Yup, The Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift.

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The book is formed of 4 books and while I am still on the 1st book, it captures my interest and imagination. The descriptions within are what I needed to make my mind and ideas go wild.


Will see how the reading goes, it has been a long time since I have read an actual book instead of short stories on the Internet.

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Here are some illustrations to the book, that I have found:


Thanks for reading.😀

Here’s the FRENCH version


Bienvenue à tous, bienvenue un! (Merci Graham Norton, cette salutation est coincé dans ma tête:. P)

Yup, il ne dit devoirs d’été.😀

Ainsi, après son entrée dans le centre universitaire, pour recueillir nos grades pour la première année, on nous a donné notre mission d’été, mais il n’a pas été classé, donc nous ne devons pas le faire.

D’autre part, le projet aidera ceux qui l’ont fait:

Rester en forme. Par cela, je veux dire encore l’exercice de nos mains et les esprits dans le domaine. De cette façon, nous ne serons pas se rouiller pendant notre temps libre, qui à son tour nous permet de commencer tout de suite en Septembre.
Les compétences en recherche. Comme avec tous les projets que nous faisons, nous devons passer par le processus de recherche, sur lequel soldes else tout. (Au moins pour moi. Je ne peux pas faire un projet sans recherche.)

Par conséquent, j’ai décidé de faire mon projet d’été.😀

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Devinez, quel livre je l’ai décidé de lire et de créer des emplois pour. : P Yup, Les Voyages de Gulliver de Jonathan Swift.

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Le livre est formé de 4 livres et alors que je suis encore sur le 1er livre, il saisit mon intérêt et de l’imagination. Les descriptions sont au sein de ce que je devais faire mon esprit et des idées aller sauvage.

Nous verrons comment la lecture va, il a été un long temps depuis que j’ai lu un livre réel au lieu d’histoires courtes sur Internet.


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Voici quelques illustrations au livre, que j’ai trouvé:


Merci d’avoir lu. 😀



A little over a week ago, I logged into my Pinterest and saw a lot of pins relating to sewing and DIY felt toys and decorations.

Since I am doing a little project that will have it’s outcome in December, I thought, why not try something else while having a break from that personal project.

That’s how I came across this little template.


It’s quite straightforward, felt fox plushie template. However, I decided to make it a little bit more flat.

So, as a first step, I cut out the template pieces and drew their outlines on coloured felt. I cut them out and hand stitched together using a cross stitch with double tie, which for me means going over every second stitch to make it stronger.

Then I have hand stitched the eyes and nose, using a very fine needle. It took me ages.

At then end, i have stitched the fox onto a little self-pocket that I have sewed the other day. This way it is a little fox pocket. I plan on sewing it onto a baby shirt to see how will it look.


Another idea I found was using fabric paint to make prints/stamps.

I have cut a template of an elephant designed as a plush toy template and re-drawn it on a piece of lino.


After the lino was done, I painted it with blue fabrics paint and stamped it onto a baby bodysuit. TADAAAA! I know I still need to work into it, but it was fun. I want to give it to my nephew, when he’ll be born.🙂 (Still a little while before that)



I did a one more body suit for a baby, with fabric stars, apliqued onto it.

Till the next post.:)




Un peu plus d’une semaine, je me suis connecté à mon Pinterest et vu beaucoup de broches relatives à la couture et bricolage feutre jouets et décorations.

Depuis que je fais un petit projet qui aura son résultat en Décembre, je pensais, pourquoi ne pas essayer autre chose tout en ayant une pause de ce projet personnel.

Voilà comment je suis tombé sur ce petit modèle.



Il est assez simple, sentait le renard modèle en peluche. Cependant, je décide de faire un peu plus plat.

Donc, dans un premier temps, je découpe les morceaux de modèle et dessiné leurs contours sur feutre coloré. Je leur ai découpé et cousu à la main ensemble en utilisant un point de croix avec double cravate, qui pour moi signifie aller au-dessus de chaque seconde point pour le rendre plus fort.

Ensuite, je dois cousu main les yeux et le nez, à l’aide d’une aiguille très fine. Il m’a fallu les âges.


A la fin, puis, je l’ai cousu le renard sur un peu d’auto-poche que j’ai cousu l’autre jour. De cette façon, il est une petite poche de renard. Je prévois de le coudre sur une chemise de bébé pour voir comment il regarder.

Une autre idée j’ai trouvé à l’aide de la peinture tissu pour faire des impressions / timbres.

J’ai coupé un modèle d’un éléphant conçu comme un modèle de jouet en peluche et re-dessiné sur un morceau de lino.



Après le lino a été fait, je l’ai peint avec de la peinture de tissus bleu et tamponné le sur un body de bébé. TADAAAA! Je sais que je dois encore travailler dedans, mais il était amusant. Je veux donner à mon neveu, quand il sera né.🙂 (Encore un peu de temps avant cela)



Je l’ai fait un plus un costume de corps pour un bébé, avec l’étoile de tissu, appliqué sur elle.

Jusqu’à ce que le prochain post. 🙂


So sorry for the long break. *bows down*

I am currently on a two week break from the university and I am trying to cram up as much work as possible to finish the last project that I am working on. After the break I will have only three weeks, yes only three weeks before I will be finished with my first year at the university.

Right now I aim to get 75% of a grade with 40% being a pass. At the last tutorial I was told that I am in high sixties, but I really want to be in the 70%  mark. So, WORK, WORK, WORK.

I am working on a project ‘In Someone Else’s Shoes’. The aim of it is to become the person out of history that we were given. However, as my person was a necrophiliac, I told my tutor that I want to change it because I couldn’t find anything else on the person that wouldn’t involve ‘playing’ with the corpse. Since I am Polish I looked into Polish history people, before deciding that I want a challenge.

Now I want to say beforehand, that I am not trying to glorify the acts of and the person I chose, nor am I trying to say that they were a goodie goodie person, because I know that they weren’t.

Maybe not many of you know or if you did you just never focused on this fact but Adolf Hitler wanted to become an artist when he was younger. Yes, I did just say Adolf Hitler. Yes, that does mean he is my choice of the person for the project.

I think I chose him for that one and only reason. Young Adolf Hitler applied for the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, when he was in his late teens and early twenties. He was rejected not once but twice, for his low skills of drawings, mainly figurative drawings. The thing is, he was given a chance to apply for the Academy of Architecture, because that’s what he excelled at, but to do that he would have to go back to school for a year for the preparatory classes. That’s what had driven him away, due to his negative feelings towards school, he dropped out when he was sixteen.

It were his architectural drawings and paintings that caught my attention and the initial interest in him, so here I am. I am supposed to do some more drawings of him, his environment, studies of his work etc. I also need to build a small set of one of the places where he could have lived, so I settled on ‘creating’ a hostel room, where he would’ve stayed at on his orphan allowance, in Vienna and then in Munich before he enlisted as a soldier. I will also need to create a costume for the life drawing class where the whole class will be drawing each others characters.

Here are some of Hitler’s works:



And here are some of the images that I have produced as a response to some of the events in Hitler’s life.


So yeah.



Donc désolé pour la longue pause. * Incline *

Je suis actuellement sur une pause de deux semaines de l’université et je suis en train d’entasser autant de travail que possible pour terminer le dernier projet que je travaille sur. Après la pause, je vais avoir seulement trois semaines, oui seulement trois semaines avant que je serai fini avec ma première année à l’université.

En ce moment, je cherche à obtenir 75% d’une classe avec 40% étant un laissez-passer. Au dernier tutoriel, on m’a dit que je suis dans les hautes années soixante, mais je veux vraiment être dans la barre des 70%. Donc, TRAVAIL, TRAVAIL, TRAVAIL.

Je travaille sur un projet «Dans la peau de quelqu’un d’autre». Le but de cela est de devenir la personne hors de l’histoire que nous avons reçu. Cependant, comme ma personne était un nécrophile, je dis à mon tuteur que je veux le changer parce que je ne pouvais pas trouver quoi que ce soit d’autre sur la personne qui ne serait pas impliquer «jouer» avec le cadavre. Depuis que je suis Polonais, je regardais dans l’histoire les gens polonais, avant de décider que je veux un défi.

Maintenant, je veux dire à l’avance, que je ne cherche pas à glorifier les actes de la personne et j’ai choisi, et je ne suis en train de dire qu’ils étaient une personne goodie goodie, parce que je sais qu’ils ne sont pas.

Peut-être pas beaucoup d’entre vous le savez ou si vous ne vous simplement jamais concentré sur ce fait, mais Adolf Hitler voulait devenir un artiste quand il était plus jeune. Oui, je ne viens de dire Adolf Hitler. Oui, cela ne signifie pas qu’il est mon choix de la personne pour le projet.

Je pense que je l’ai choisi pour cette seule et unique raison. Jeune Adolf Hitler appliqué à l’Académie des Beaux-Arts de Vienne, quand il était à la fin de son adolescence et au début de la vingtaine. Il a été rejeté non pas une fois mais deux fois, pour ses faibles compétences de dessins, principalement des dessins figuratifs. La chose est, il a été donné une chance de demander l’Académie d’architecture, parce que ce qu’il excellait, mais pour ce faire, il faudrait retourner à l’école pendant un an pour les classes préparatoires. Voilà ce qui l’avait chassé, en raison de ses sentiments négatifs envers l’école, il a abandonné quand il avait seize ans.

Ce sont ses dessins d’architecture et des peintures qui ont attiré mon attention et l’intérêt initial pour lui, donc je suis ici. Je suis censé faire quelques autres dessins de lui, son environnement, les études de son travail, etc. Je dois aussi construire un petit ensemble de l’un des endroits où il aurait pu vivre, alors je me suis installé sur «créer» une chambre d’auberge, où il aurait séjourné à son allocation orphelin, à Vienne, puis à Munich avant qu’il a enrôlé. Je vais aussi avoir besoin de créer un costume pour la vie dessin classe où toute la classe sera attire chaque autres personnages.

Voici quelques-unes des œuvres d’Hitler:




Et voici quelques-unes des images que j’ai produites en réponse à certains des événements dans la vie d’Hitler.



Donc voilà.