The brief was to create a response to a nonsense poem by Edgar Lair. They encouraged us to use this brief to experiment or maybe try out a new way of working or a process we were interested in. I chose the poem:
"There was a Young Lady whose bonnet,
Came untied when the birds sate upon it;
But she said: 'I don't care!
All the birds in the air
Are welcome to sit on my bonnet!"
I just wanted to move away from digital work so much, because when I do it, it just sucks any form of passion I have for the subject out of me. I decided this would be the start of where I would do so. So as Lord Whitney suggested, I took elements from my chosen limerick and illustrated them. I then screen printed these images. I've never really done the screen printing process on my own for a quick illustration in that was so it was good for me to practice. This was my outcome:
I wasn't particularly happy with the actual drawing, although I was happy with how the prints turned out. The drawing that I put on a screen was sketchy so the actual prints ended up looking almost like chalk which was interesting. So after this I then decided to do another drawing. Here was my final piece:
I know it needs more work but as a short brief I was happy with the outcome.