This beetle drawing is a little masterpiece of pencil work by Sophie G in S3. This is the first initial drawing for her National 5 design unit and is an investigative drawing looking at form, texture and pattern to create a jewellery piece inspired by the insect. Sophie had worked on the drawing for a number of hours over a period of a month, but I’m sure that you agree that it is entirely worth it.
A few posts ago I posted an outtake from Lois McE‘s (S6) ‘Queen of Cards‘ dress. The dress was made using a variety of different techniques including paper folding, papier mache and acrylic painting. The piece was created for her SQA Higher Design unit, in which she had scored close to top marks.
The dress was created by wrapping cling film around a mannequin form, this was then layered with PVA Glue and paper towels. This was layered around 3-4 times and left to dry out. The papier mache body was then carefully removed and cut from the form and painted with acrylics, a small brush and a very steady hand. The neck piece was created by corrigating cartridge paper (3 x A1 sheets) and they were glued onto a cardboard hoop shape that is hidden underneath. Lace was then added to the ruff and to the sleeve holes. Lois taught herself to make the origami form using Pinterest and Youtube. These were then repeated, layered and glued to form the skirt pattern.
Evie & Maria’s (S2) book cover design was a runner up for the Scottish Book Cover Competition 2016-2017. I love how they’ve bisected the cover, showing different characters from the book.
Shannah’s (S6) photo cover of a frozen spider web and Niamh’s (S6) watercolour painting also received recognition for their entries. All four girls received book vouchers and a certificate for their skills.
I’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. 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. Both drawings are observational drawings for Higher Design sheets.
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’ 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.
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.