Friday, 29 April 2011

New Fisheye Photos

Swing Chairs Thing 1

Swing Chairs Thing 2

Tombstone 1

Tombstone 2

Trees 1

Trees 2

Flower 1

Flower 2

Washing Machine In Braches

Bottle 1

Bottle 2

Other Bottle

Old Couple 1

Old Couple 2

Old Couple 3

Old Man's Sweaty Back

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Professional Project: Layouts And So Forth

New Front Cover featuring the photography hand C.

End Page 1 & Title Page

Intro Pages

 Intro to new Subject Matter for Illustration

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Professional Project: Illustration Number Nine - Roman Army (Revisited)

I didn't like the last version. It was far too simple, I didn't spend enough time on it, just tried to get it done so I went back to it and spent more time and thought about it more. Incorporated a banner, the crossed swords & wreath, the S.P.Q.R of the Roman army, changed the 'Disobey' to simply 'Obey', added a little motto to the bottom and generally worked off of the Obey poster style and colour palette. This is a hundred times better. Aesthetically it is much more pleasing for a start, it also holds a lot more information than the previous version. It's been a good morning.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Professional Project: Front Cover Mock Up

One of the ideas that arose at the last crit was a front cover idea. Basically since I've used so many styles & techniques of illustration in the project, to reflect this in the cover design by illustrating my name using various methods/styles of typography. Sounded good. Here's my letters.

Here's the end result that took far too long. This would be printed onto brown paper/card/backing so it wouldn't seem quite as plain as it does here. I think I worked this one out quite well considering types not really my fortay. Got a mix of hand rendered and digital characters, bold and weaker, positive and negative, pencil and pen, simple and ellaborate. I might play around with it a bit more as at the moment the central 'E' is a little bit lost in between all the bolder letters, could sort this out by dropping some of the blacks to greys to give the type as a whole some more mid-tones. I'm also playing around with some photo work which I might substitute in at a later point for one of the letters. But for now, this is what I've got.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Professional Project: Illustration Number Ten - Hessonite

Hessonite is a semi-precious stone. So I immediately thought of jewelery and then fashion illustration. So that's the style I went for.



Add ink/watercolour

I thought the hessonite should stand out more so I desaturated the clothing. Not sure if I like it.

Removed the splodges. Not sure if I like this either. I'll pick one later.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Swimming Lessons

Acrylic, gouache, ink and watercolour on some good quality paper. 
In between uni work, money work, living, sleeping and the copious amount of time I spend eating I like to find some time for finger painting. There's some brush work in there, the face was brushed in & the outline of the armbands and stuff like that. The rest was finger painting fun. If you wanna throw down your finger painting skills against me come be my guest. I will crush you. Ha. Thick.