The commonwealth games has been a huge part of Glasgow for the past couple of weeks so it only seems fitting to share some photographs from the brilliant atmosphere that the games has created!
My final year project was inspired by Glasgow’s Shipyards as they are a huge part of why Glasgow is the city it is today and also,played a huge part in the worlds trading industry. From previous posts, see my photography taken as part of my research stage as it shows my main inspirations and Glasgow’s memorable landmarks.
For my final year project, I took a modern twist on Glasgow’s historical background as well as keep a sense of nostalgia through certain areas of my designs but re-introducing elements of Glasgow’s shipyards through my design work. For example, I have featured blueprint elements combined with photographic print of the Finnieston Crane. I have 3 collections: paper both hand draw and printed designs and digitally printed wallpapers 3m at length, fabric collection including two 3m length wall hangings and finally, a wooden tile collection to keep the structural element which is shown throughout my entire project.
Here is a selection from the Glasgow Shipyards collection!
hello again! recently my life has been taken over by art school (DJCAD) because of the ever looming degree show, which is in less than 3 weeks! ahhh Scary thought but i can’t wait to finally exhibit my years work and final collections. I have a series of collections ranging from fabric wall hangings to digitally printed and hand printed wallpapers to a wooden collection. Each has it’s own style but each link with each other so as to create one large geometric collection.
Each collection I have created has been influenced from Glasgow’s Shipyards which frame Glasgow’s grand historical skyline! Glasgow is my home town and it seemed only fitting to explore its history in more detail. My project has been inspired by the large geometrical structures which include an array of cranes, machinery and ships. The intertwining cranes and machinery create a beautiful silhouette full of geometrical shapes, linear detailing and pattern which has inspired me to re-create a collection which exhibits Glasgow’s history through a series of modern design work.
Here is a sneak peak of some of my design work so far!
Hello! apologises for the lack of posting…been a bit lazy this summer (oops) and been researching my ideas for my project for my final year at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and design. Since geometrical shapes catch my eye and are influenced in a lot of my work, you guessed it, they will feature in my final year project!
As I am originally from Glasgow, I have decided to research into my own cities history and architecture as it is full of interesting and unique architecture. It various from traditional buildings and sculptures that date back as early as the 1930s (and earlier) to the beautiful architecture created today. For my project, I have been thinking about a few ideas that I could possibly research further and use as my inspiration such as the Glasgow Shipyards as the trading industry and shipbuilding industry was a huge part of what makes Glasgow an Industrial city! I researched the history of the shipyards and Trading industry as well as go out and take photographs for my primary research.
When I thought about Glasgow’s History, I thought of it’s industry and shipbuilding industry, so I was drawn to this as a first idea! The geometrical shapes and patterns caught my eye and I think that I could have a wide range of design possibilities that would fit in perfectly with my style of work.
Another idea that I have thought about is the many listed buildings and sculptures around Glasgow. I researched the whereabouts of a few of these beautiful buildings and have still yet to go out and find more so I shall be making use of my time off to get some photography done.
Merchant City Building
Beautiful building on George Square
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, West End, Glasgow
Glasgow School of Art (Left and far Right) and Office Building (middle)
University of Glasgow, West End
St Andrews Square and Merchant City building.
These are a few of the buildings I have been looking at so far as my research is still undergoing. As well as looking at Glasgow’s Listed buildings, I have been inspired by it’s contemporary architecture such as the new Transport Museum on the Riverside as well as the many modern office buildings situated around the city centre.
Anyways! apologises again for the late post, hope you enjoy!
So recently for my project, I have been looking into interesting buildings in and around Glasgow. One particular building I have been looking at is the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) on Royal Exchange Square. I have been doing some quick sketches of the inside and outside as they are both equally as interesting as each other. It’s worth a little look if you ever find yourself in Glasgow! and it’s FREE. Woo.
I have been using one of my favourite forms of media for these drawings as I find that I can work well with it and I feel it reflects my preferred style of work…I hope!
I got inspired by the highly patterned floor that was in the Gallery a little while ago. It was all black and white stripes all curving into different sections. I found it very interesting and very eye-catching…loved it!
I created some rough fine line sketches of sections of the outside of the Gallery. The building itself is very interesting and full of very intricate details. It’s an older style of building so it’s quite funny because it’s suppose to be the Gallery of Modern Art and the building is of an older style! Never judge a book for it’s cover that’s for sure.
Finally…I bought a 3D Sketch Pad a couple of months ago so decided to take the inspiration from the patterned floor and see hat it would look like in 3D. For the 3d to work properly, it is best to draw in black pen…so perfect for me as it’s my favourite media at the moment!
Hope you liked what I have so far!