Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Print Menagerie Animation

We were thrilled to invite recent graduate Dominic Leatham to talk with our students about his work, methods and experiences during his Illustration and Animation degree at Coventry University. It was fascinating to see his methods of printing linocut imagery which he then animates using Adobe After Effects. 

He set our students the task of linocutting and printing one or two frames for an animation which he then compiled into this finished piece.



See more of Dominic's work

Monday, 25 February 2019

Celebrating Sketchbooks

Keeping a sketchbook as an illustrator is an essential tool for recording ideas, images, events, places, and emotions. Each artist uses their sketchbook in a unique way, and can include words and images, drawings and photos, magazine and newspaper images, collages and mixed-media compositions - the completed books offering a fascinating insight into the working process and inspiration used by illustrators in completing briefs and documenting the world around them.

Here at the Eldon Building we currently have a wonderful array of sketchbooks on display; the Celebrating Sketchbooks exhibition features lecturer, student and visiting practitioner journals each with variety of image making, experimentation and research within their pages.

We are fortunate to have the renowned illustrator, Neal Layton, Kindly loan us one of his sketchbooks in which he documents New York city through collaged ephemera. In addition to this, local Portsmouth artist Sadie Tierney’s beautiful sketchbook details her exploration of the streets of Amsterdam with delicate water colour sketches and line drawings.













Neal Layton and his New York Collages













Sadie Tierney explores the streets of Amsterdam








Tuesday, 19 February 2019

MA Illustration - Advanced Techniques Seminar

Great day with the MA Illustration students, as they ran the Advanced Techniques Seminar.
Everyone presented, which also included hands-on workshops. 



Thursday, 7 February 2019

Voluntary Work in Schools

On Wednesday 6th March there was a certificate giving event for CCI students who successfully took part in the Voluntary Work in Schools scheme, organised by Melanie Fitzgerald. The scheme gives valuable professional practice experience, especially for those students who are interested in a career in teaching. Students designed and delivered workshops in local schools, including Riverside and Northern Parade.

Participating Illustration students included: Louise Tagg, Amy Brimmer, Emma West, Oana Iolea, Lucy Bertram, Melanie Fitzgerald, Jakub Marjanski, Faith Bromley, Megan Shipton, Maddie Bugden, Laura Ward, Jennifer Healey, Abigail Fullwood (pictured below) Tamara Phillips, Joe Chisholm, Kerry Brown.


CCI Students
Riverside contingent
Illustration Massive

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Alumni News

We were delighted to hear news from Candy Smith, one of our graduates from 2018. Candy was contacted by a number of companies at the course London show last year. Initially she secured an internship at River Island...


"I just wanted to give you a little update on work etc really.

So in October I accepted a new job at De La Rue, the currency, ID and tax stamp company who approached me at New Designers, working as a Junior Designer. When my contract finished at River Island I was asked if I would stay on there, but the De La Rue job was far more fitting and better for me financially.
I started working at De La Rue and I must admit its fascinating! I've been doing really well and I've done some really lovely things even though I've only been here a short amount of time.
I just wanted to thank you and all the team really, for allowing me to take part in New Designers as I wouldn't be here now! I was chosen out of 10 other candidates and they are now planning on giving me a permanent position, which is great.
I would really like to come back and do my Masters degree next year, which they are quite happy for me to do along side my work and I'm still producing my own work too.
I loved working in fashion, but the industries attitude isn't for me, and now I'm being paid to so something that I love!
Thank you again

 
Candy"