Posted 22.06.2012 @ 9.49PM
Peteshand you're comparing the statement "a big mess" to her work as a 2 year old as opposed to her most recent work which is to which I was referring. Obviously her "compositions" become more considered the more she practices.
I'm not really prepared to call her a prodigy but her work is dynamic and, especially her most recent work. Maybe a good 30% of 5 year olds could produce work that dynamic and maybe all their parents are remiss for not buying them giant canvases and some squeeze paints. But I guess until they do we'll never really know just how uncommon this is.
Posted 20.06.2012 @ 9.31PM
It's not a giant mess though.
Maybe in her own way these are perfectly calculated compositions or maybe the talent is innate and she has no idea she's doing it... but you can't say this work is rubbish and you can't say other five year olds could produce such well composed, highly stylised and consistent works.
I remember painting at kindergarten and I definitely did not have that sheer abandon. I still don't. The kids who did have abandon often just mixed colours and made a nice big brown puddle on their page. So there's something else at play here.
I'm very interested to see how her style progresses as she gets older. How will she be educated with respect to art or will she be left to create uninhibitedly in her little workshop with no great external influences?
It's not my kind of art, and the prices they're asking are a bit ridiculous but I think to dismiss it instantly is very very remiss.
Posted 01.06.2012 @ 3.07PM
Not helpful regarding your questions about Swinburne but I've also gone back to full-time study (TAFE level, but still a 2yr commitment) to peruse my dreams at a higher level... it's been the hardest, most financially draining and brilliantly rewarding decision I've ever made. So congrats!
Posted 25.05.2012 @ 1.42AM
Thanks Justin :D
I use my tumblr primarily to collate inspiration for use later down the track. Most of the tumblr's I follow are similar to mine because I don't like noise on my dash; just inspiration.
Dear Coquette is amazing, I have followed!
Posted 25.05.2012 @ 8.43AM (Edited 25.05.2012 @ 8.44AM)
JUBBJUBB - IMHO Wordpress (when hosted on your own) is a LOT more powerful than Tumblr.
Wordpress' CMS let's you do just about anything and everything. There's so much support out there, many powerful plug-ins available, you can customise it to your heart's content.
Tumblr is more like twitter in that you can follow other tumblrs (and others can follow you), you can very easily like and re-post images you find on the tumblr sites you follow (or find anywhere else on the internet, or your hard drive).
PS: @GOASKALICIA - Alicia I remember reading something you wrote a while back, before you started your Tumblr, something along the lines of tumblr vs blogging?
Posted 08.07.2010 @ 12.42AM
Well, I'd like to say a big thumbs up to fashion related posts.
When I joined the old site, I was fresh out of uni - purely graphic design focussed, I thought that was all I wanted to know about. Now, years later, the bulk of my work is as a fashion art director, going on shoots and setting out spreads for magazines, and LMFF.
Sure I'm still a total type nerd and illustrator is my best friend. But, that's not all I want to see. When I look at fashion (the actual garments) and fashion photography, I see lines, shapes, light and shadow - the composition and the objective. Its just another expression of form.
All creative fields go hand in hand, they all inspire and feed each other, nothing exists in a bubble.
@goaskalicia your points were beautifully made and @lorena I'm loving your work, keep up with the fashion posts, I'll be eagerly awaiting the next.