Sunday, 30 December 2012

I'm a Creep..

Using my microphone, Movie Maker and Audicity programs, I have been producing a range of videos using the same visuals but trying out different audio techniques.
For this video, i changed the pitch on my voice over, the tempo for the background beat and repeated the quiet kissing noises.


I recently bought a new microphone so that i could get a different sound to what i already can achieve using the inbuilt microphone on the laptop.
The pound shop mic is good in a way that its rubbish!
The sound is slighlty muffled and quiet, which works brilliantly against the exsiting audio i had in place..
More to come, these are all testers, my deadline is the third week in January, so hopefully by then i should have something i like lots!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

The Multiple

This was the original draft idea for the multiple which i am creating as part of my module, Location and Application.

The plan is to make the design a little less 'basic/ formal/ average', this format that i have chosen for the silk scarf is slightly A-Level-ish.

I want the scarf to be a singular image, using more illustration than photography, making the lines softer and allowing the image to speak for itslef, rather than having the repet pattern, which is a little bit "in your face"!

New silk scarf templates will be up soon..

Monday, 17 December 2012

Future Fashion....

Looking again for fashion predictions for the future...

(All  uploaded videos are from You Tube, and all bold writing is from the you tube clip itself)

"Uploaded on 2 Sep 2010.
This project aims to create a remarkable space with a whole new fashion retail concept. Giving an opportunity for different people to get together, consumers, designers, tailors, artists, visitors... In order to reeducate them new knowledge and ideas about fashion through participating the recreate processes. Also by reselling and remaking recycle materials to give a rebirth to discarded objects, at the same time to recall some of our lost memories. It is time to reform the traditional fashion system to a new way of thinking, interacting and living. So be prepared of the future by refashion your minds."

"Uploaded on 10 Jun 2009
OBSESS.BUY.COLLECT.READ.ADDICT...2fresh4yall (including bar/lounge, barber shop and clothing store) is a company/fashion gettogheter to show the unique soul in a person. Question is, how much do you know about the actual clothing items that you wear for the moment? Nothing? Not much? Worry no longer. 2fresh4yall brand servs not only as a fresh and up-to-date clothing linte/store but also as a learning center for urban culture. Take your chance, sit down with D. and chop it up about the... Our slogan is simple, "don't go with a style, create one." "

"Uploaded on 5 Sep 2011
Directed by Javier Barcala © La Fortuna Studio
Studio manager: Mark Douglas
Filmed and edited by Eleanna Gouvra
Soundtrack: 'Happy House' by Shindu (courtesy of Maison Kitsuné)
Make-up and hair: Steven Raes & Marie-Madeleine Baquet

© La Fortuna Studio 2011"

Another Interesting video, found on wimp website.

Thank you for viewing :)

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Zoe Gale Videos

I have recently started uploading any videos that i make, art related of course, to You Tube.
Here are the latest couple...

Friday, 14 December 2012

Big Girls

This video is a sort of maquette, for what i'd like to submit for the Diversity Now! competition.
For the final piece, the soundtrack/ audio will have to be produced or recorded by someone i know or myself.
Music: Mika "Big Girls"
(No copyright intended)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


In this surgery style shoot, i decided to draw on my face like a surgeon would if you were going for an operation.

I hope you like!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Zealous Creative

Zealous Creative is a production company run by Christopher and Christine Kezelos in Los Angeles, USA. For more than a decade they’ve written, produced, directed and edited ads, corporate videos and short films.


"The Maker"

Lovely films/ animations from Zealous Creative

Friday, 7 December 2012

Writing a CV

The next few weeks i will be writing an Artist CV, which will be sent to any future agencies etc. when i need to apply for jobs next year!

Here are some good examples ive found so far, some fun, some more formal, but all good.

Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz

Alice Potter

Alex Mathers

Becci J Atkinson

Damien Weighill

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Silk Scarves

I am now using my illustrations to create a new peice of art, for the multiple which we need to produce for Major Project A.
This 'multiple' will then be used to promote myself/ my work.
I have chosen to translate the drawings into patterns for silk scarves!
This page is for my Formative Assessment, some research into silk scarves on the market today, and some of my scarves which ive scanned in and mirrored.

As the competition is all about future fashion, i have chosen my illustration which i feel best describes my vision;
tin foil jacket
pale skin
big hair
exaggerated make-up
contact lenses
So, the square scarf design above is my multiple idea, hopefully i can print this in our college print room, and i'd like to make a set of 5, about 60 x 60 cm.

Colour trends 2013

Looking at the colour trends for the upcoming year, i decided to have my own fashion/ hair colour trend for 2013, my own predictions, for young women and the more mature woman.
(Images on the top sheet from Pantone and Lenzing websites.)

Monday, 3 December 2012

David Shrigley videos

David Shrigley interview; "Welcome to my studio" 2010
"Who i am and What i want"

"Lost Job"

Sunday, 2 December 2012


Working on variations of myself, for the Diversity NOW! competition; using different sizes for the features, different skin tones, and colours/shades for the clothing.
Taking facial features from previous photography and mixing it with my illsutrations.
For example, i have used my skin on the last three images, and reduced the opacity, to allow the ink to still show through.

Saturday, 24 November 2012


Todays work!

I think that beauty is..

Here is my 'Marylin' look-a-like image, which started out as a photograph mof myself, then altered on photoshop nd printed out on A4.
Using black ink i drew back into the image, and 'coloured' it in on photoshop.
Sticking to the beauty subject, i used Christina Aguilera lyrics for the fist piece, and i looked up the meaning of the word for the second image.
The backgrounds are made up of a drawing of the dog tooth pattern, from earlier on in my sketchbook.
These images are all made using my own original work and drawings.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

You beauty!!

The work has developed now from the initial photographs, to video, now into illustration.
Still asking the question "What is beautiful?".
With my supplies (acetate, marker pens and paper) i have created quite alot of work
in the last week, here are the results.

Using a different image, i used my favourite tool, photoshop to erase most of the image,
 just leaving a very faint outline for me to draw back into,
and here's what came next.


Tuesday, 20 November 2012


The third shoot was inspired by tin foil, jewellery, cheekbones and braces..
Music: Austin Powers, Goldmember Soundtrack- "Evil Woman"


Video numero dos, using the photographs from my first amatuer beauty shoot.
Music: Austin Powers, Goldmemer Soundtrack- "Hard Knock Life"

Monday, 19 November 2012


New video, put together using Movie Maker, just to get the feel of how the photographs from the shoot would translate into film.
Music: "More Than This" by Bryan Ferry

Sunday, 18 November 2012


So, for this photoshoot i wanted to portray the future, in a tacky, silly sort of way.
Lots of silver, white, large dark eyebrows which i've seen on the catwalk and clean lines.
Finding inspiration from Hussein Chalayan (see previous posts), Swan Lake,
Lady Gaga, the list goes on!
This shoot consisted of:
White, gold, bronze and grey eyeshadows
Black liquid eyeliner
Dark brown eyebrow powder
Tin foil
Pink lipgloss
Fake feather lashes
Nail varnishes
Masking tape
A variety of pens
and some Letter Stamps
This was my starting point, a tin foil hat...
Moving on, having the foil as a part of my hair....
Next I decided to change the foil into a fringe/visor..
I used masking tape to cover my mouth next, which meant i could still allow the pink lip to be seen...
The following stage amounted to me 'upping the ante', increasing the amount of make-up... 
I tried some gold glitter NAIL VARNISH on my LIPS next!!
Lashes were the next logical thing on the adgenda...
Finishing up with a variety of different mouths...
Thank you for viewing :)


Asking the question: What Is Beautiful?
I have decided to make myself into a variety of stereotypical women from society, into what i believe the future holds...
Keep an eye out for my other photo shoots coming soon!!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Comedy Fashion

Trying to find a link between the serious world of fashion, and my comedic style of work, I have come across these videos.

Mature Style

After having a tutorial I feel like im back on track with my true self, the illustrations that I have been doing recently are too serious, and not really portraying me and my thoughts/opinions on fashion.
YouTube has become a really quick, easy and very efficent way for me to research, with just a few key words, I am able to find what i want.
So, an idea that I'm going to start looking at today is fashion for older women, whether it's keeping up with current trends, or living as a blast from the past.
Here are some videos about fashionable mature women, enjoy!
Ilona Royce Smithkin
Iris Apfel
Lynn Dell

Videos;, Advanced

Thursday, 8 November 2012

The possibilities are endless

I found this image on google and loved the style, the silver, the shapes, and anything else starting with the letter S!

After finding this photo, i then came across the video which it has come from.

This is a catwalk video, showcasing the clothes of Turkish/ British Fashion Designer, Hussein Chalayan.

A wonderfully futuristic idea!


Another futuristic video, this time an advert by Lacoste.
Celebrating their 75th birthday in 2008, this is how they see the future, for tennis!


Future fashion, future perfect

A behind the scenes video from

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Sparkly Scribbles

Using the acetate that i originally drew onto from fashion images out of magazines,( found: Next advert and Star magazine), i have now added a splash of colour, with nail polish.
Typography plays a big part in advertising as well as the product, so i added the word 'living', using the front of an Argos catologue, just to test out how lettering fits into the image.