Monday, 31 May 2010

May 31st 2010: Colin Farrell

This is what happens when you can't really be bothered to draw Colin Farrell and so put no effort in.

May 30th 2010: Bunny Face House

Edgy Cute teaches me.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Friday, 28 May 2010

Thursday, 27 May 2010

May 27th 2010: Splashy Chef

He's splashed. He's a chef. He has a big chin.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

May 26th 2010: Ink

Ink can be applied to even the most standard of drawings to make it interesting. yeah.

Monday, 24 May 2010

May 24th 2010: Back-combing and Layers

The most layered thing I've possibly ever done. I should really start using something other than 130gsm paper to use so much ink on. It goes curly. Anyway, this is definately my favourite piece that I've done in a while.

Black Graphics Pens, sizes: 02, 03 & 08
Coloured Fineliners: various
Metallic Brush Pen: blue (just for eyes)
Drawing Inks: various
Tipex (for highlights)
Soy Sauce (yes that's right, soy sauce for skin tone)
Acrylic paint: browns
Gouache: more browns and yellow

Sunday, 23 May 2010

May 23rd 2010: The Ghost's Of War

Some creepy little kid... with grenades... in a wood...

Saturday, 22 May 2010

May 22nd 2010: Somewhere Between Me & Choe

I've always loved David Choe's work. For years. But after reading this months Juxtapoz which is devoted entirely to him & his work I love him even more. So I had a little draw of one of his characters but threw a little of my style in.

Friday, 21 May 2010

May 21st 2010: Koi Fish

Because I wanted to draw one.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Monday, 17 May 2010

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Friday, 14 May 2010

May 14th 2010: L.A. Bitch

Erm... REALLY dodgy drawing. This is what happens when I don't sketch things in pencil first. You get silly lines.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

May 13th 2010: The Economy Is Suffering...

Let It Die.
Bit of typography because I haven't done any in ages.
Chris #2's birthday from Anti Flag (from PITTSburrrrrg).
Thats why I used their song title. Really like the weird green linings.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Work Experience 11/05/2010

So today was working on briefs for WE ARE LEVEL, a BMX clothing company. The brief was much more open than last weeks as it was simply to design a t-shirt staying within their style, using their logo etc.
So I spent all day doing this:
Original sketch that was scanned and loaded to illustrator.


May 11th 2010: B is for Buddha

A mighty happy Buddha at that.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Saturday, 8 May 2010

May 8th 2010: David Attenborough

Without really looking at any references. Half blind semi sort of style.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

May 6th 2010: Misery Loves Company

Even if it is just a cat. Really like the style on this one. Bold.
This picture also marks my momentus 200th post on this blog.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

May 5th 2010: Craaaaaaaaaaig David

Craig David being fed slowly into a mincer.
He'd probably try and make lurve to the mincer.

Work Experience 05/05/2010

Today contained much less talking than other days and a fair bit more action. We had just from half 9 until half 4 to get everything rapped up (it is currently 14:54 and I've just finished my allocated contribution). Everyone was assigned different tasks to go about during the day. The first task was to achieve some research on plastic/signs/braille companies. After a lot of searching I discovered a company which will create our laser cut/embossed signs on plastic with braille and colouring. Everything we need. I emailed them a specification for our signs and as a rough quote they stated a cost of £21 each plus VAT which with 80 signs comes to around £2000. My other task for today was to collect all of the artwork for the signs and create PDF's for them. I also had to add braille type which I downloaded from the internet. This was a lot more difficult than it should have been due to mass confusion as to file format, lost files and such other issues. A laser cutting has also been arranged for a mock up of a design (currently in progress as I write this) so that the client can have an idea of what the signage will look like. Here are the sign designs.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Work Experience 04/05/2010

Today was spent coming up with ideas for signs to help the blind & visually impaired navigate their way around Castlepoint shopping centre. Some time was spent brainstorming and we decided that overall the solution should be approached from three fronts. For the visually impaired it would require a set of large, simple & easily recognisable images. And for the blind it would require some audio & texture qualities. Texture being the addition of braille to the signage, however after research we discovered that only about 20% of the blind can read braille and so audio would definitely be required. The concept would be to include an infra red sensor to the front of shops which would send a signal to a headset of sorts, which would be handed out to those who needed them from the shopping mobility centre. The infra red signal would give the name of the shop and perhaps what it sold to the user. After discussing options for delivery we moved onto design, first categorizing the shops that there are at the shopping centre. We came up with 6: Electrical, Clothing, Food & Drink, Home-ware, Supermarket and Entertainment. A lot of discussion was had about the different icons once they were brought to the table. Some needed editing, some needed re-doing completely. My section to design was Food & Drink. Design Progression:

We decided that the backing should be a light green as the black of the icons would stand out from it well which would be necessary for the partially sighted to see it well. The colour would also stand out well from the surrounding area which is mostly grey metal/concrete.

This cup was decided against at committee.

The pantone reference we chose was 374C.

Type is added. Sans serif is required as it is easier to read.

Measurements for final layout:
300mm x 300mm
40mm margins
95pt Helvetica Bold (to sit on bottom margin)
Icon to start from top margin (allowances for tweaks)

May 4th 2010: Easy Chewy

Star wars

Monday, 3 May 2010

Sunday, 2 May 2010

May 2nd 2010: Lily Allen

Lily Allen biting her lip.
I like this one alot.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

May 1st 2010: Mayday Mayday

Man overboard again.

Is it weird that when I thought of the word mayday I instantly thought of this rather than the beginning of May? Oh well.