Student at Plymouth College of Art, Blog for my work and research.

Friday, 25 November 2011


A while ago we had to make posters for contexual studies - take an event from the 20th century and and use a style from a specific illustrator/artist to create it. I chose to do the invention of the juke box, which was first made in 1905 and has 25 songs, and i used Alphonse Mucha as my artist, thought it was fitting as he was around at the same time :)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Another Equisite Corpse!

this is darwin, he accidently broke teddy the robot's arm off  in a game of musical chairs, so he's apologising with flowers :)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Equisite Corpse!

love this game - i did a sad old rusty robot with a broken arm and broken heart :( <3

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Ghost Portraits

I looove the ghostly theme running through the projects at the moment :) For the first part of the project we had to create ghostly portraits of people who had strange deaths, I chose Sirkka Sari, a finnish actress who fell down a chimney into a burning furnace. ouch. Here's a few pics of what i've been working on so far :

I've been experimenting with lots of techniques and using materials such as inks, charcoal, and manipulating the images on photoshop. To give the images a translucent ghostly look i printed onto tracing paper and acetate. Really pleased with the way its going so far, gonna be difficult to pick my final image!

I'm also really looking forward to the Haunted Houses part of the project, can't wait to start working on it :) I've been looking at the work of Daniel Danger, an amaaazing illustrator who does alot of spooky haunted looking illustrations. Check out his work > here < I absolutely love his style and how he creates atmospheres, each one of his illustrations tell a story, love his work! Here's an example:

Thursday, 10 November 2011


I've been really enjoying the printing classes, here's a few prints i did :) 

I've been looking at prints by Kate Mclelland and Fox, some really cool stuff there - gave me lots if new ideas for printing :)

check out the links!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Me, My Book and I

my statement for the altered book project!

My first ideas for the title of my altered book project was that it had to be something that represented me, something relevant and personal that summed me up. But then I couldn't really think of anything good to use so I decided to use the same name as I have for my blog - Katie in Wonderland! I like this name because it can mean alot of things - it can be about anything I see, hear, or think of. So in my book I can include anything that is part of my wonderland. It gives me a huge range of possibilities that will all be personal to me, and this continues on with the intial theme of me, myself and I.
As of now I see my outcome as being a collection of thoughts and imagery from my 'wonderland'. Within the book I want to create a minature world of the places I love, the people in my world, the things I do and love, like i have a strange obsession with clocks and big daddies and cute things, as well as all my monsters and creatures in my world, so these will all make up my wonderland book. I'm thinking of making my wonderland in a book by doing things like carving bits out and having pop ups, so it won't be like a book you can read anymore but more of a sculptural piece.
When doing the research for this project I found a lot of really amazing and inspiring images on google when i searched for altered books. I looked at the work of Brian Dettmer and other book altering artists. I also thought about what I had done in the other book altering project and how I could expand on ideas in that and aslo try new things other than working on the pages with ink and paint by doing something totally different. I'm looking forward to starting it =D

                                                            images from google