So! Happy St Paddy's Day!
I have not been taking part in the festivities this year, I have however gotten sooooo much work done today, I gathered a lot of information on the services that my university offers. In hope that I could find a new sort of market for my own book. I below is just a few pics of some of the material I have found available:
I have found that my university really does have a lot of areas covered, and there is a LOT of information for all students. So have been thinking about what to do all day. Looking over the materials found and trying to decide what my next step may be within this project. So while I have been allowing this information to sink in. I have turned to one of my other projects, my deck of cards project. I did say I would try and get a new deck of cards designed every week, that being 12 new designs every week. which I do realize is a lot. I haven't however really started this, so I have just been finishing off the previous deck. I am just finishing off on the Diamond suit.
I only have the Jack of diamonds to finish off, then go onto the next suit. I know that these are still not completely finished, I would however like to design something that will go across where the figures join. I have decided to do this more nearer to the end. The King Of Diamonds was a lot of fun to do. Please note the detail on the kings bling. I plan to do this with the Jack's bling too.
So as I have been working on the deck of cards and thinking on my main project, I have come to the conclusion that throughout the material I have found, there was not primary sources, no experiences from other students. So what if I created a book with just pure advise from past students to future students. On a few carefully chosen subjects, I would like to be able to get really funny stories, I don't however really know how to go about this.
I could do a survey, have a box that people post their stories anonymously through, they can even post as many stories as they like. Set up a section on my website that people can email or again virtually post their stories and advise through...... there's a lot of different things I can do. I think I really need to talk to a tutor about this, as I can even up with no one answering. and be out of having a book.
I do think that this idea could be very amusing and probably in most cases rather shocking. I do also know however that, other websites have done something similar to this and while some stories were grim. It was all really funny and in a way made up your day. This would also make the book not only aimed at just my university but it can also be advise for others. So yes, I think I will email my tutor tomorrow and ask her advise on whether or not to continue with this idea.
So today I went over the brief for the Kelpies competition today and finally got some sketches done.
They are incredibly rough as you can see, but they are definitely progressing. I have also been watching a few spy movies while doing this project. Just to get myself into that mode. I hope tomorrow I will be able to develop these sketches further. Will update tomorrow. Sorry today's blog has been short. But I am still in the development stages
So, lots done today. Started really getting stuck into the ghost story brief. Been doodling all day as well as really familiarizing myself with the brief, as yesterday i got pretty confused by it. Here is just a wee image of my sketch book.
Also looking into the deck of card brief I'm doing, I was researching royalty. Came across a random quiz. "See what King or Queen you are", So I took the quiz just to see what would come up. I had to answer all sorts of questions on what kind of leader you'd be. I'm not very into politics so most of the questions were random picks. I got:
I asked my mum to see if she knew who she was, mainly due to my laziness of looking it up on Google. Her response was "She was really manly"..... So, yea. cheers mummy LOL. I feel like I'm learning!
So, today I have been finally organizing myself!
YAY! I have begun to design my logo for this web page. I am hoping to have it completed by the end of the month. Due to all of my other projects going on at the same time.
I have feel totally plague riddle :(
So feeling a little bit slower today with working away than I would normally be.
Anyways, tomorrows another day, I will hopefully be more on the ball.