• studio diary

    Under Camera Artwork | Art School Diary #5

    This was a pretty easy going week. I got to try out a few of the workshops the art school has available. As well as finishing my model and learning more about the process of designing for the student magazine. UNDER CAMERA ARTWORK Last week I finished my model. Etching the design into acrylic using the laser cutters. This week I got my hands on a strip of LED lights to finish off my model. So with acrylic, you can shine light into the plastic. Any etched parts of the acrylic will light up when a light is passed through. I bought a cheap set of LED lights on Amazon…

  • art & design

    Visiting London Graphics Centre | Art Supply Haul

    I was in London over the summer and while there I visited the London Graphics Centre. This is one of my all-time favourite art shops. So I wanted to share more about it and also what I bought while I was there. ABOUT LONDON GRAPHICS London Graphics Centre is just a few minutes walk away from Covent Garden tube station. It’s actually on the same corner as the stage door for the Cambridge Theatre. So if you want to meet the actors in Matilda and buy art supplies at the same time this is the place to go. The actual store is huge and split over two levels. The bottom…

  • stationery

    A Back To School Haul | Cass Art Student Day

    It’s September again which means some back to school shopping for art supplies. However this year I decided to wait a few weeks so I had a better understanding of what I would be needing for the upcoming year (most of which I already had), this also meant I could take advantage of Cass Art’s student day and get extra money off along with a few freebies. Anyway here’s what I got. BACK TO SCHOOL ART HAUL The thing about graphic design is that there is no specific medium you have to use while going through the design process. The only important thing is that you get your ideas down…

  • art & design

    An Art Supply Haul

    Over the last few months I’ve bought a number of different art supplies, some of them for college and some of them just for fun. I thought I would do a little art supply haul since I’ve only done stationery hauls up till now. AN ART SUPPLY HAUL DALERY ROWNEY GOUACHE I had to buy gouache for my course and I quickly came to realise that I hated using gouache. I’m not sure if it was down to me using the paint wrong or something else. Basically I didn’t like using it. But I’ve started watching an artist on youtube called SemiSkimmedMin, she uses gouache in all of her paintings…

  • art & design

    How To Make A Mini Photo Album

    A few weeks ago on my 4 Ideas For Instagram Photos post I promised to do a full tutorial for the mini photo album and here it is! One thing you should note is that I designed this book to be the right size for the photos I had (which was 2.5 inch square). If you have photos at a different size you can easily change the book to fit your photos or print your photos off in a size that will fit this book. HOW TO MAKE A MINI PHOTO ALBUM You will need: You will also need a ruler, a pencil and an x-acto knife. Somehow I managed to forget…