Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wondering about Wonderland

I love the story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, it's so weird and curious, which is why I decided to enter the Puffin Book Cover competition. I chose the scene where Alice has just seen a White Rabbit running past with a waistcoat on and a pocket watch, and so curiously follows him. I like to use a lot of depth in my work with vanishing points and angles, which is why i decided on this viewpoint. All the patterns and colour on the inside of the rabbit hole look so much much more appealing than the grey sky behind Alice, however also complicated and perhaps confusing like Wonderland is to her. There are characters merged into the background like the Mad Hatter, March Hare and Caterpillar but I have manipulated them to look not so clear, as if they're hiding, waiting to jump out at Alice after curiosity leads her down the rabbit hole. There is a dark side to the story which I have brought across in the way that the tunnel gets darker the further down you go, the two heads at the top are lit from below(or above as the case may be) to give that torch-under-the-chin/Halloween effect and red eyes on white rabbits always seem quite creepy to me. The two heads at the top belong to the Queen of hearts and the Duchess who both take charge at some point.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Dora Turns the Lights On!

Hola! Dora the Explorer is turning on Loughborough's Christmas lights this year, exciting! This is another illustration for Label magazine.

The Sound of the Underground...

This is an animation I made as part of a location project in London. It is expressing how the underground can seem from the viewpoint of an outsider. You can visit London, see the sites, character, activity and then down in the tube, things become quite silent and eerie....

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Window Wonderland

Christmas design for a cafe window


© Clare Dolan 2009

Label Magazine

Here's an image I made for the university magazine Label about graduates being refused jobs.

Monday, November 2, 2009

My Space

Thought I would take the opportunity of capturing my working space while my room was tidy (due to an unfortunate episode of dissertation procrastination).

Monday, October 26, 2009

A London Eye

First frame of my animation for the London Tube. This is the nice side of it, darkness to come...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

London Continued...

London Underground

Wallace and Gromit @ the Science Museum

Design Museum


Miroslaw Balka's box of Darkness.
Don't walk into the wall at the end like I did!

This exhibition was well worth the amount it cost this penniless student. Lots of music, videos, colour culture, lights and of course plenty of nudity...
Takashi Marakami's room was my favourite. That is probably just my fetish with Japanese culture though. Sadly no photography allowed in there so you'll have to go see for yourself.

TRIP IN LONDON! Photos of inspiration

There was a lot of inspiring work. Here is a selection of my favourites:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It Begins...

This is a project I'm currently working on called 'My Inside Out' for a magazine cover competition.
I decided to create a world which illustrates where I am at the moment, my thoughts, dreams, fears and so. It expresses how, in my own development, lost/not sure where I'm going, but finding curious things along the way.

Obviously the final image will be still, I just thought it would be fun to throw the development images together to show the 'creation of the world' and also view it in a different way.