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Above is some  origami paper for you all to use. I’m loving all these bright colours at the moments. I think its the influence of prada and jil sander on everyone at the moment. What i would give for a pair of those prada brogues… (theyre everywhere except my feet!)

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Another Page Done

Finally finished another page of my story. The problem with doing something that takes a while is that when you come up with an idea, or a story in this case, the longer it sits in your brain waiting to be vomited up, it becomes less interesting by the day. Maybe thats just me. always looking for something new. I think its a problem that many of us have that prevents us from continuing on with things because they get boring and we want to do something new. but its only through perseverance that can complete a large project. So my tip to you… stick with an idea no matter how stupid is seems to feel after a while. because once you’ve finished it you have experience and you can start on something new.

Meanwhile heres another page from my story. making a wish in the fountain is what my little character is doing. can you see him throwing the coin? well im starting on my next drawing now. i already know what im drawing and i have this really great idea about connecting two of the drawings but don’t want to spoil the surprise!

First Page Done!

Well its not the first page of the story but its the first illustration i’ve finished. Note that the title on the left is not the story title or any part of the text. its just a description of the individual drawing. im thinking to come back and add some clouds in later but for the moment im going to leave it and continue with the other drawings. As I keep posting more drawings see if you can have a guess at what the story will be, or make up your own!

And let me know what you think of the drawing.

Why Cant I Build my Fantasies?

Left: Mui Mui 2011 (Style.com), Right: The Carrington Katoomba (Wikipedia)

I tell you what I don’t understand… Why in fashion can you do absolutely anything you want that derives from the past and bygone era’s, from the victorian to the 1950’s, and it will always be current as long as it walks down a runway and is coveted by celebs, models and the media. But when it comes to modern architecture, If you are inspired by the Neoclassic’s and symmetry (a big no no in the contemporary world of architecture) then its looked on as naive, backwards and ignorant. Im speaking here as an architecture student who is obsessed with the past, always taking inspiration from work buildings, graphics and art created before my time. And if i had my way everything I designed would be based on a Palladian Villa with a William Morris interior, and Art Nouveau detailing and anyone who enters must be dressed in Deco style. But according to anyone in the industry that would be just laughable. Well Im not laughing!

Left: Alexander McQueen 2011, Right: Queen Victoria Building

The reason this gets to me is because in fashion you CAN create such things inspired by various times in history, you CAN look back and you can still be progressive while doing it. So why can’t we do that in architecture without being patronised? My final undergraduate project was classed as “fantasy” because building in such styles as the Art Nouveau and Deco are just plain old. Its been done they tell me. Of course I disagree and this semester will be creating my own little piece of neoclassical architecture for myself and as an experiment. Let us see what they say…

Bridge Competition

A few weeks ago I spotted the above local newspaper advertising a bridge competition. Well how can I not enter with $500 to be won. Its just a small local comp and I highly doubt they will actually build any of the entries provided so I decided to create a pretty little bridge design with ink and watercolour. Does it remind you of a 60’s illustration? It seems to have a bit of that vibe. So I thought why not enter and see what happens.