Saturday, 18 December 2010

Blue Door Bicycles

So my Dad has finally jumped ship from the civil service and pursued his lifelong dream (no, not the cinema) (or the caravan site) of owning a bike shop. With his fantastic art direction skills I have done few illustrations for his website (currently in progress, but still viewable) including a dodgy wonky logo which unfortunately due to lack of time had to be taken on in its unfinished state - any of you artists/illustrators must know how much of a nightmare handing in something unfinished or not quite right is. But its happened so whatevs. Anyway here's a few things >>

The Original Boombox

In first year, number one on the procrastination list was 'make felt stuff'. We met such greats as Crabman, King Charles the octopus, the plan pony and of course the boombox of dreams.

An extremely delayed update

Many months later (in fact a third of the way through second year) and I still haven't cottoned on well to the art of blogging. I have a few images of my work in the term just gone by (still havent got any of my end of first year project scanned - my bad).

Below are 3 illustrations which I produced for the adult narrative project. I picked the text 'Oubliette' which is a short story about a being that is trapped inside something and is really confused about whether they are a rat or a man and they talk through various theories about where they are and why. It gave me an opportunity to try out different processes and also finally to work out what layering textures in photoshop actually is.

For one of the first projects of second year we were each given a word and told to produce 3 images where we explored different concepts and visual ideas based on the word. We were also given some themes which we could look at. I got the word 'face' and here are a couple of mine >



Thursday, 27 May 2010

More Posters...

Michaels band is playing a gig soon so I've made them a poster. Here are the initial designs and the final one. A grid idea with collaged instruments.

Grid with background

This is the final image that they went for :)

Friday, 7 May 2010

Edinburgh Book Festival

I chose to promote the Edinburgh Book Festival for our poster project - and after about a billion tryouts came out with a poster that I'm pleased with :) Here are a couple of text ideas which I didn't stick with and then the final outcome.

Illustrious Book

After months of hard work, the book was completed. Here are the spreads minus the text. If your hardcore enough to want to read it further, the text is Colonel Fazackerly Butterworth Toast, a poem by Charles Causely.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Some of the joys of foundation

Artists for Christ Jonah illustration project. This is an illustration for Jonah 1.5 - 'And cried every man unto his own God.' feat. Michael Dryden in a dress :)
Sketchbook drawings - Beckys coat and view on the legendary 468 bus

A drawing I did a Cologne cathedral. You will never know quite how cold my hands were from this

Another fairground drawing.

Some typography I did for a sketchbook I started with fairground stuff in.

So I'm on my laptop and thought I could try and bulk out my blog (and avoid the everlooming deadlines) with some tings from the good old days of the foundation course :)

Friday, 5 March 2010

A continuation

I didn't take this but I had to put it up. They are SO HAPPY

One of the spreads from my end of foundation project.

More tracing paper/collage.

Another vis studs thing using pen on tracing paper and collage.

Messing around with my original music notes thing.

A monoprint I made using some stencils and some inspiration from Dead Prez (originally Bob Marley, yes I realise this)

This is some visual studies experimentation made from just 2 cut out crotchets that I scanned and multiplied and coloured using the wonders of photoshop.

Okay, so I haven't quite got the hang of the ole' updating but here is some more stuff from various times...

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Some sketchbook tings..

This is my future treehouse home.
Here Comes the Sun.

Various doodlings of the day.Black Thought of The Roots fame. Also thats a quote not just me trying it.


Yes I said I wouldn't make one and yes I have, but whatevs, its done now and I'll dance battle you later.