Sunday, 31 January 2010

January 31st 2010: It's My Job To Keep Punk Rock Elite

Today is Fat Mike's birthday. Singer + bassist in NOFX, head of Fat Wreck Chords record label. He's now 43 and still going strong.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

January 30th 2010: Phil Collins

It's Phil Collins Birthday today. I'm liking this weird birthday thing thats going on. Wikipedia is the source of all knowledge for the new generation. Anyway. I like this weird ass style aswell. Grab a new rollerball. A nice thick one that is all sticky when you start drawing. Then just draw some crazy lines and try and be as continuous as possible. Yeah.

Friday, 29 January 2010

January 29th 2010: Tap, Tap, Tapping

This date in 1845. 'The Raven' is published for the first time.
If you don't know who Edgar Allen Poe is then go learn.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

January 28th 2010: Come Play My Game

Basically I went to see The Prodigy last night. It was ace.
Heres Keith. I like the hair. For some reason the image has been squashed but it works fine if you click it.

New Project: Animation

So a couple of days ago we were given our new brief which is to create an animation lasting between 30 and 90 seconds that puts across a point and has to be based on statistics. We've started flash tutorials and it all jsut came flooding back to me... So I'm basing mine around speeches by Mumia Abu Jamal, made from his cell on death row, about the American justice system.
The main statistic I am looking at is that 23% of the worlds incarcerated are in the US when they only have 5% of the worlds population. I thought that was interesting.
I instantly wanted to try and use various different methods of animation so I've set to work on some illustrated frames and MY GOD this is tedious. I've been drawing the same thing over and over for about 3 hours now and I'm getting close to half way. wonderful.

A bit behind on the uploads for my Daily effort but they have been done and they do include an exploded whale.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

January 27th 2010: She Is My City

Today is Frank Miller's Birthday.
Creator of sin city/the spirit.

Basic Flash

Basic flash lessons. They started off very basic indeed looking at changing the size of the stage, creating and editing objects etc. Then we learned how to create movie clip objects and how to animate them easily going across the screen/changing shape using motion/shape tweens as well as adding filters/effects to them.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

January 26th 2010: The Legend Of The Exploding Whale

So on the 26th January 2004 in the town of Tainan, Taiwan; a beached (and dead) sperm whale was craned onto a flatbed and driven away. It exploded in the middle of the town due to a build up of gas caused by its decomposition. Amazing.
The drawing is pretty bad but the idea of an exploding whale...

Monday, 25 January 2010

January 25th 2010: The weird naked thing in the hat

I know what you're thinking.

That dudes got BAD teeth.


So I think the Poster design worked well overall. I was trying to play off of fashion advertisement techniques in order to draw in the right audience, which i think has worked quite well throught he use of the clothing being the main focus. I think the composition has also helped here as there is just the clothing I think it empahsises this further by excluding the figure. I also like the way that the tag leads the viewers eye down and to the start of the copy. I think the tag line works really well as it appeals to those younger people, who I would class as quite a fashion conscious group on whole, and links in with a double meaning trying to get people to think about where their clothes are coming from. The tag being changed from 'me' to 'us' I think was definately a good idea as it is not such a victimising approach, and doesn't try emotional blackmail as so many other charity ad campaigns do, instead it offers the opportunity to join a community of people trying to change the way sweatshops are run which I think is a much more effective method. The smaller copy under the tagline reinforces this well I think to add a little more information about the cause and then the response mechanism has been added underneath the logo. I think that overall it is an effective charity ad poster as it is not a typical style not does it give a typical message so I think young people might be more inclined to respond to it.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

January 24th 2010: You Guys Suck

Have you seen those adverts for 'Paw Ridge' on TV? Why do the other animals pick on the leopard?
Evil critters.

Friday, 22 January 2010

January 22nd 2010: I see a bad moon rising.

Dodgy ass werewolf.
No references.

Done Done Done Done Done

Here is the final poster design.
CMYK made the colours change a lot but I like the way it turned out.
Pretty self explanatory.
Evaluation to follow.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

January 21st 2010: Who's afraid of the roughly shaded Bat?

Batman y'all. Dodgey drawing definately.
The ink kept bleeding for some reason so loads of blurred lines.
Oh well.
Get 'em Bruce.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

January 20th 2010: Barrack

Apparently it's been a year since we got rid of Bush.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

More WOW Stuff.

So another crit occured. The last before hand in and I'm pretty much there now, a few more tweaks are needed. The main one being The typeface on the label. Needs to be digital apparently.
Here we go.

Quite simple really. I don't think it's anywhere near as effective but apparently this is what I need to do.

I'm a bit behind on posting my one a day drawings due to this project but I'll update them later, for all both of you that are keeping up with it. Ha.

January 19th 2010: Come to Kenya we've got lion's


1 minute drawing

Monday, 18 January 2010

January 18th 2010: Title Page

Title page yo, might load this up at the top or something.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

January 17th 2010: It's Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid ROCK

It was his Birthday apparently.
Drawing blind is funny.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

January 16th 2010: OctoRus

This is what happens when sea creatures inter-breed.

Friday, 15 January 2010

January 15th 2010: Camden Chinese

Drawn from a photo I took in Camden market about a year or so ago. Was a black and white photo so the colours are bodged. Inks are bright y'all.

Done. I've had enough now.

No more messing about on computers moving logos/text/editing photos please.
This is the end result of all the work and stuff.
go team.

I am well aware it looks alot like the previous version.
It's supposed to. I didn't want to change it too much as I liked it in the first place.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

January 14th 2010: Is something getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?

Following on from yesterdays birthday theme, today is Dave Grohl's 41st.
Which for some reason has inspired me to listen to Foo Fighters. This CDs been on my shelf for like...4 years since it was last played. Oh well.

This is a 2 minute ink brush portrait I did in the dark. Aha.
Still trying my hand at speed drawing.
The nose is too wide to be grohl but amusingly that makes it look just like Disco Banks.
Go Disco.

Damn you critique

So we had a crit on our poster designs and I need to change it to "help US" which is going to take ages in itself. I was also told that the poster should be in photographic form rather than the illustration I did. Because that way it will be exactly the same as everyone elses... does not bode well.
Anyway. Back to the drawing board.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

January 13th 2010: Madness

I didn't know what to draw today so I searched todays date and apparently its Sugg's Birthday.

I know it's a little dodgy, bit im trying to improve my quick drawing skills, so there may be a few more of these on the way. I want to be able to draw without sketches everything out 20 times with a pencil first, inking it, tipexing and inking again. Its aggro.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Januray 12 2010: Alice

Art students: ruining childrens storys since 1896

Monday, 11 January 2010

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Saturday, 9 January 2010

January 9th 2010: Such a sweet young girl

She used to be such a sweet young girl, she did all her homework and chores on time, she never complained or made a fuss.

Honestly, I really don't know what's gotten into her lately.

Friday, 8 January 2010

January 8th 2010: Late for Christmas

The last present, unopened and lonely.
Not at my house.
Oh no.
No no no.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

January 7th 2010: Eril

Eril is a penguin hot water bottle. I found it amusing to draw him. Childlike.

lmfao. I hate people who say stuff like that.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

January 6th 2010: Kray's

Real Gangsters. None of this sideways hats bullshit.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

January 5th 2010: Zombie arm eater

I had no ideas today so I went fishing for inspiration in my zombie survival guide.
Best book ever.
Also I haven't used inks in years. Love it.

Posterrrr update y'all.

So, basically, some of them didn't work so well. Others did though.
Heres a mixture of the ones i've put together.
These two were the christmas based poster designs.
Overall i don't think these two have worked fantasticly well.
I tried to use the white in the corner to set the text on but it was too short further up where i wanted to put it, so I had to place it further down which hasn't really worked too well.
The label also doesn't really stand out that much.

These ones are done on an illustration that I did in pen and coloured ink. I think these ones have worked alot better than the xmas versions. In particular I like the one on the right as I think the logo and text sit better with the imagery and there is an extra line which explains the poster a little more which the left hand picture does not have. I think the one on the left works less as the text comes too close to the label and distracts from it wheras the one on the right works really well as both the logo and the label jump out of the image.

When I discussed my work with a working designer he said to make it as simple as possible so here it is. The basic photo with a logo. Straight out simple. I think that both of these give a really good effect but the left hand looks perhaps a little too simple as the logo looks like its floating wheras on the right the text ties the label and the logo together nicely. The text also adds explanation so I think it is more effective. I also like the layout of the big and small point size type. Good times.

Monday, 4 January 2010

January 4th 2010: 90% motivated

This one is awful and weird. terrible. do better.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Friday, 1 January 2010

One a day, January 1st 2010: Kill The Body

So, something to do in 2010. Draw at least one picture a day.
January 1st: Hunter Stockton Thompson