Ummm…… Dissertation Stuff and Uni?

Okay so, currently for the past couple of weeks I have been figuring out this Research Project and Visual outcome (Which will be my dissertation) So instead of the reaaaalllly long essay, I am taking the shorter option: it’s over by the 10th of December!


(Well…. you’d think so wouldn’t you?)

I have found a few articles on my topic that I chose, which is Vinyl Records, Album sleeves / art work etc. I have had a couple of tutorials on the subject, with my supervisor.

Only thing is, now I have a question and a bit of a direction to go in. Now I’ve not been a map reader, but forming this whole design process in my head, is starting to get to me.

BUT I know I can get there, (with other units at the same time….. hmmm…..) in my mind right now, is those little fluff balls you get when you go brain dead? And they run about making it all fuzzy?

Yeah… that happened today. However, I will be exploring the evocation of records, and how designers design this around three formats, so Vinyl, CD and MP3. And within that the experiences of albums themselves. So, how different is the experience with Vinyl compared to a digital download? Does the artwork get forgotten or do we actually look at it?

it’s something I want to explore and hopefully produce a rather interesting outcome from this research.

Only issue is the time scale AND my self, thinking about it too much.

I can over–think and it’s an issue which I need to get over.

Tatoo Idea | Version 2

tattoodesign2I’ve been thinking lately, at how I am surrounded by a woodland where I live. And I have realised that nature is my origin.
The nature tattoos look amazing, especially when grown into large thing around the body. The ‘Lock’ is the tree trunk. The roots underneath, I have ideas to wrap around my wrist in a never ending circle. The branches at the top, will branch out below my wrist. The text I would love to be elegant and flouncy, with an air of gothic styling to the characters. This is
part of me, and how I view all the struggles I have been through personally and how I have been strong enough to withstand what ever has hit me. I’ve opened my mind, therefore my soul is there for everyone to see who wants to see it.

I took thetattoodesigncolour2 design into photoshop to add a bit of colour and style to it.

I asked one of my friends if I should place a bit of colour to my design. He said that perhaps use brown for the vines / roots and then add green leaves. SO, that is what I have done because I felt the same way. This is something I am excited to get inked onto my skin, no matter what the expenses are. This could also prove to be a nice little illustration in a bigger print in the future, or an expanded wall painting for my future house / studio or door.

I will upload any other design edits that I make, before I decide on the final design.











Tattoo Idea

First off, I decided to draw something on my wrist that looked quite nice. The keyhole for me, represents unlocking something that’s hidden, or hard to reach. It’s also a save haven, where secrets can be kept safe.

Practicing keyholes and writing out my text

Practicing keyholes and writing out my text

If I were to get this tattoo, it would be my own writing or a font that is simple and easy to read on a small scale. ‘Open your mind, to unlock your soul’ is a quote that I have come up with, if anyone came up with it before me, then woops, I am borrowing as my inspiration.

This is a first draft idea of my first tattoo

This is a first draft idea of my first tattoo


Any way, only a first draft, but I think this is the one for me