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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Sun, Sea Sand... And Sniffles. Editorial 3

For this editorial i wanted to do a piece which was fun and playful which showed some character because i had constrained myself to working in a pretty plain and boring way on the previous editorial. My initial idea was to have the illustration depict a man wearing two  outfits; one being work dress and the other half being a lairy middle aged mans idea of perfect holiday attire. The character was originally going to have multiple arms doing actions which reflected the suit, However after further work i felt the illustration didn't really fit the purpose of the article. After a few trips back to the drawing board i decided to create a character with a paracetamol pill for a head with a cocktail in hand. I do think the piece works well however when i have more time i would like to revisit it and refine the image slightly.
( 1-3 show back up work. 4 is the final piece in context)


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Why Small Victories Matter. Editorial 2

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This article was much harder to illustrate than the previous one as the article had hardly any visual signafiers. The best way to get round this issue for me was to create a much more conceptual outcome, initially i  played around with the idea of toy soldiers fighting a small battle in a very ordinary environment such as on a table top, However i  decided to go with my other idea which was to simply use pieces from the game trivial pursuit. Each small victory - or wedge, ultimately builds up to winning the game.
Numbers 1-3 show my initial final outcome in a variety of different compositions, However the quality of the work is pretty poor so i decided to rework the image. The concept already required the reader to work out the relationship between the text and image so the pie and the pieces needed to look much more realistic and closer to the actual items rather than simple blocked in shapes.
For the final image ( number 4) i used acrylic paint and i think the medium best suites what i was trying to achieve. 

Saturday, 20 October 2012

How To... Decorate . Editorial illustration 1

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For this piece of work i decided to use collage to try and create an interesting image built up of different parts of the article. The basic idea was to play with the idea of making a ridiculous item of furniture which was more to do with decoration than purpose. The first two images are the original final outcomes i produced for the class critique. The final image shows the same piece with slight tweaks and adjustments, this is the piece i am happiest with for the brief so far however i may change it further when more free time comes up.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

The social Gathering Final Piece




   This was my final outcome, i used acrylic and oil paint on the piece as well as collage.

The social gathering





This was the first project given to us back at uni where we were to combine all the characters we had produced over summer and put them in social situation; as well as adding ourselves as a character. I was concerned it  the piece would look like a mess with all the contrasting styles and mediums each character had  all jumbled up together , however after some initial sketches and roughs i came up with an idea that was more of a design than a scene of the characters all sitting round a poker table. The artist i looked at to help me with the piece was the German painter Otto Dix, the painting skat players was especially helpful.

Paddy the boxer Character design





This character was really fun to make. im feeling more comfortable with creating 3d pieces and have been learning little tricks and techniques in the process of creating the characters which is not only improving the  final outcome but also speeding up production time. If some spare time comes up i would love to create a mini series of characters and try to improve further.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Chris Sickles inspired character








Punk Character in the style of Chris Sickle's Red Nose Studio models. I really enjoyed making this piece, it was the first one i made towards the summer project and the one i enjoyed making most apart from the boxer ( ill be adding 'Paddy the boxer' shortly). I hope to make a mini series of similar characters shortly as i would love to refine my model making skills.