Category Archives: Design

Two For One

aotwI’ve had a great first week at school that I couldn’t pick a single artwork that would sum up the week. So… I’ve had to go for two. Β They are similar in that they’re both investigation drawings for developing and considering shape and detail to make a fashion piece. They’ll most likely become a dress as the months roll on. They have been applied in a similar style; they’re very tight, neat drawings with immaculate tone and defined line.

The first; a pencil drawing by Kat C (S5) of surgical spinal screws. Notice the fine lines and white paper that is left to suggest highlights and reflection.

The second; a delicately detailed pencil drawing of a jellyfish by Paula N. She has worked the pencil lines to show folds and curves of the Jellyfish.Β Both drawings are observational drawings for Higher Design sheets.

Laura’s Creepy Crawley

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This week’s ‘AOTW’ comes from Laura H (S2/OLSP). She is working on an environmental building based on a house centipede. She is making a maquette of the centipede first and then developing some of the 3D elements into a factory building. This is part of a new engineering promotion initiative and her class is entered into a competition to try and win. If they all continue to be this good, I think we just might win it. Well done Laura!

The Claw

‘The Claw’ above has been expertly sculpted by Monica L (S4, OLSP). It has been created as a piece of development for her frilled lizard light that she is designing. ‘The Claw’ has been created by moulding and scrunching newspaper and fixing it and holding it with masking tape and glue sticks. I really like the elongated middle toe along with the skin texture Monica has created by wrapping the masking tape around the paper structure. Fabulous making skills.

OLSP Vox Pops’ Sign

Paul B (S5, OLSP) created this sign at the end of term last year for a Vox Pop show that is ran by my colleague and friend; Miss McInnes. Paul is a master at using spray paint and he took a few hours out of classes to plan, layout and spray the sign. I’ve only just got around to taking a batch of photos off my camera and this was one of them. Can’t wait to see it being used for the project.

Occupy

Lucy M (OLSP, S6) has just finished her Advanced Higher. For the design part of the unit she had created a perfume bottle, called ‘Occupy’, based around the urban environment. The bottle itself was conceived from crushed cans and spray paint cans, along with various street influenced art and surroundings.

The bottle itself was created by making a maquette out of crushed cans, bottles, lids and nozzles. A latex mould was then created from the maquette and then clear resin was poured and left to set in the two halves of the mould.

The bottle was then filed and a spray nozzle was created for it, it was painted and then placed into customised packaging.

A logo and marketing posters were created for the product along with a promotional bag and scarf. A great piece of work, with so many different (and professional) elements.

Emma D’s Machinature CD

Emma D (S3, OLSP) has been working hard to finish off her CD Booklet Design that she has created along with the rest of her classmates.

Each pupil had to draw, colour, scribble and paint four separate studies, as well as create two separate transparent prints and write a set of lyrics for a song.

The studies, based on the conflict between nature and machines focused on plants, cogs, circuitry and animal patterns.

Emma’s patterns are extremely neat and vivid, her pen work is interesting and dramatic and along with her fun and dynamic robot painting, she has created a wonderful CD booklet.

The process wasn’t just visual images, Emma and her class were asked to produce or customise a song/lyrics to feature in the booklet. Emma’s lyrics below are based around a song by Adele, though read as if they should be in a Radiohead album.

A beautiful booklet and a great object to keep and look back on in years to come, great work Emma.