welcome to Si-Y's turf of creative links

October 09, 6:14 am
Filed under: Children's Story Books

Bernhard Oberdieck

Mattias Adolfsson

Katogi Mari:




Creative enthusiast: http://onlycreative.com.au/category/drawing/


whats up?
October 09, 5:51 am
Filed under: Contemporary Art

Cartel Agency Inc.:

October 09, 9:07 am
Filed under: ! cool

Unusual hotels:





10 Geological Wonders:


3D Journal questions
October 09, 7:56 am
Filed under: 3D ART

Enjoy designing & reflecting!


‘Blind’ Exercise
1. How would you de¬scribe the material used?
2. Which “final” work did you prefer – the ‘blind’ or ‘sighted’? Why?
3. What did you learn anything about yourself from this exercise?

Claywork – Cast Relief
1. How would you de¬scribe the material used?
2. What did you learn anything about yourself from this exercise?

Clay Coiling
1. How would you de¬scribe Clay? Soft, hard, weak, strong, . . .etc? Explain your answer?
2. Does your 10com sculpture make use of this characteristic of clay? How?

Clay Sculpture
1. Are you using a differ¬ent technique from the in-class assignment? Why?
2. How are you taking ad¬vantage of the additional height?
3. What is something unique in your 30cm sculp¬ture that is completely new?

Kinetic Mobile
1. What do you know about Alexander Calder’s mobiles?
2. How are you using this in your own Kinetic Mobile?
3. Does movement make a sculpture more interest¬ing? Why, or why not?


Research on Final
1. What are the 3 de¬signs you have chosen?
2. Name the artist that created these sculp¬tures, and tell us some¬thing about them.
3. How are you going to make each sulpture your own design?

Schedule for Final
1. List the three most important things to you need to do for the Final?
2. When do you need to do them by?

Thoughts on Portfolio
1. Which of all the projects in 3D Funda¬mentals was your most enjoyable?
2. Explain your thoughts for each of the projects in your portfolio.

Thoughts on Final
1. Are you happy with your final? Your thoughts.
2. What you you do if you had more time?
3. Would you have done anything differently in hindsight?

Proposals for Final
1. List and sketch your 3 proposals.
2. Describe what materials you think you use to build each one.

Art Material Resources & Contact
October 09, 7:35 am
Filed under: 3D ART

Here’s some list of suppliers shared by Tia Boon Sim.


231 Bain St
#02-93 Singapore 180231
Contact : 63366538
Fax : 63396076

Art Friend
Blk 231, Bain Street,
#03-33, Bras Basah Complex,
Singapore 180231.
Tel: 6336 8338 ; Fax: 6337 0743.
Email: sales@artfriend.com.sg

Straits Commercial Art Co.
420, North Bridge Road,
#01-27, North Bridge Centre,
Singapore 188727.
Ph : 6338 1710 ; Fax : 6338 4729

Creative Hands
391 Orchard Rd #04-02 Singapore 238872.
Tel: 67381676


Build Mate 62416019
Buildersmart 65455225
Buildershop 65455333
Lye Trading (opposite TP) 67824466


Chelinco Pte Ltd 63673487
Asia Rattan 62699855


Fong Ngai Furniture Constr 67471579


Smith & Nephew Pte Ltd 62700552
Pharmex 68410636 / 68585747

October 09, 7:01 am
Filed under: Graphik Design

How Offset Printing Works:

How does commerical offset printing differ from desktop printing?

Materials & such
October 09, 6:59 am
Filed under: 3D ART

Wire sculpting:
Tools needed to do much more detail work. Which we may not need to have in our class, but its good to know the variety:
Limitations of pure contour drawing:


A wide variety of different style of wiring scupting: http://www.wire2craft.com/portfolio.html


Angela hook’s creative wire sculpture and wireart
instructional site, includes how-to wire bending techniques, a demonstration of the creative process, a gallery of beautiful wire art sculptures

angela hook’s creative process: http://www.wireinspire.com/process.html

Sten hoiland: http://www.vistagallery.com/html/sten_hoiland.html


Types of metal


Brass – makes padlock, door hinges, nuts & bolts, statues, saxophone

Copper – makes jewellery & art

Steel – makes handphone, bridges, watches, slabs, tube/pipwa/beams, ring, cockery/ tools (stainless is made to be rustfree)

Aluminum – the lightest – makes laptop , baseball bats, wheel caps, cans, foils, bottles, ladder (light)

Silver – makes peuter, jewellery, silver cutleries, coins, acessories (spectacles/bikes)

All are natural resources which takes many years and special conditions to form.
some countries known to export metals are Eastern Europe, China, India.


Paper sculpting
!!! Mere paper, but awesome paper sculptures !!!

1. Frank stella’s work as an inspiration
the guessing game: http://www.nga.gov/kids/stella/stella1.htm

History & bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/frank_stella

2. Papershapers with picture:

3. Richard sweeney – very cool paper art sculpture works:
forms in paper:
combined projects:

4. Susy oliveira: http://susyoliveira.ca/site.htm

5. Art of paper exhibits in la: http://china.org.cn/video/2009-04/23/content_17656377.htm

An international contingent of artists are exhibiting unique pulp-based creations in los angeles as part of the “papershapers” show. The pieces on display range from a colorful cascade of cardboard houses, to intricately carved figures and dramatic walls of words.

Artists from around the world cut, tore, folded, and sewed the original works of art. They stretch the viewer’s imagination about what can be achieved with mere paper. The samples represent not only is a range of styles, but also a range of cultures. Artists come from the us, japan, mexico, denmark, and scotland.
japanese pop culture magazine giant robot organized the “papershapers” exhibit. Publisher eric nakamura curates 36 such shows a year. He says he enjoys showing off the more unusual side of the art world.

6. Variety of paper – all can also be used fo paper making

Used paper
shredded paper
computer paper (unprinted)
construction paper
newspaper (you will get grey paper)
graph paper
egg cartons
old cards
toilet paper
paper bags
non waxed boxes (pre-soak in warm water)
office paper
tissue paper (for finer paper)
typing paper



Precious metal clayhttp://silverclaycreation.blogspot.com/2008/07/what-is-pmc3.html



Book references: further with 3D knowledge!

1. Immaterial ultramaterial, architecture, design and materials
edited by toshiko mori
harvard design school, george braziller publisher, new york, 2002
na2543 tec.im

2. A classic collectible pop-up by robert sabuda
simon & schuster publisher, new york, 2002

3. Textile techniques in metal : for jewelers, textile artists & sculptors / arline m. Fisch. London : robert hale, 1997.
nk6404 fis

4. The art fabric : mainstream by mildred constantine and jack lenor larsen

Kodansha international ltd, new york, 1985

5. Jack lenor larsen : creator and collector by david revere mcfadden london ; new york : merrell publishers, 2004.
nk8998 lar.la

6. The world of design [videorecording] / jack lenor larsen,
new york : vidcat productions, [199-?]
nk8998 lar.wo

7. Elements of design by rowena reed kostellow
new york : princeton architectural press, 2002.
nk1510 han

8. Getting a job in cg : real advice from reel people
sean wagstaff ; with dariush derakhshani
tr897.7 wag

9. The art and craft of paper making by sophie dawson
ts1105 daw

10. How to make your own recycled paper by malcolm valentine
ts1120.5 val

11. Hands in clay – an introduction to ceramics by charlotte f. Speight
tt920 spe

12. Handmade tiles by frank giorgini
tt920 gio