Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Recent Illustrations

These illustrations where created for a brief called Location, where we had to spend quite a bit of time at a certain place in Carlisle. The place I got was Chatsworth Square which is full of lovely old buildings with nice little features on them. I felt as though the buildings by themselves weren't communicating enough so instead I decided to look at people I then began to notice when I took a pictures whilst people where walking they often had really funny poses. This then made me think of the Madonna song "Vouge" especially the lyric "strike a pose there nothing to it", I thought this was quite funny when it was put against the images of the people on the street. 

Trip to Photography

Recently for my new brief I took my set up to Photography to play with the lighting. I think my photo's turned out a lot better this time. I like this set up with the lighting so I might have to do this again. I also had the camera on a tri-pod so it didn't shake giving me a more stable image.  I also borrowed a camera from photography a Nikon D700, so the quality was much better than usual.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Recent Studio Brief

The first brief we got at University was to create 50 Illustrations from a colour which we drew from a hat, I got the colour green. Which I was happy with, I like green. The brief was very open so you could do quite a lot with it, this scares me sometimes as their is so many directions you can take. I began thinking about things which are green; nature, trees, vegetables... then I thought about things I like patterns, clothing, fashion. I found some really interesting old editions of vogue from the 1960's in the Library and they really interested me. I went to a charity shop and found old scarfs that reflected that type of style. I had the thought of using these on the projector and using them as backgrounds to my work, but in a way I felt as though there was a narrative missing so the Wizard of Oz came to mind and the Emerald City. Where everything is green, so this became a great source of inspiration for me.

Final versions of menu designs

Belted Burgers

Working on some menu designs for Belted Burgers in Carlisle. I would definitely recommend going, they do very nice food. We designed the Martini board, the Tuesday/Wednesday board and the Burger board.