Friday, 23 December 2011

so with that whole christmas thing round the corner, i guess it's probably SEASONAL BLOG DUMP TIME.

so as part of our efforts to make the green to cover the degree show, our year set up shop for the last week of term. folk made a whole ton of funky festive themed stuff. one of the things we put together was an advencalendar. ok, so we didn't choose the most time effective way to put it together, but it ended up looking pretty tight! not to mention all the artwork everyone did. here's my offering:

asides from that, people also made a tone of cards and decorations. check these out!:

fredrick eden's christmas cards. perfect for animal lovers everywhere.

eileen kwan's totally dapper cards and labels.

these hand made decorations abi moulder put together. whoar

aaaaaaaaand here's the art for the cards i whipped up:

well that was that. MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR TOMORROW! oh man, i hope you all have a great one.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

a little work in progress. the (still unfinished) brighton rock comic project was getting dangerously close to turning me into a full blown manic depressant... so i opted to do the sensible thing AND TOTALLY BLOW IT OFF. NYAH!

in the mean time i thought i'd try and totally blitz one of the smaller projects so i've, you know, actually got something finished. so yeah, hitchcock posters. so far this has been a blast, AND an excellent excuse to watch some totally ace films. got to design four of these using three colours. once i've got the lot of them drawn out, i'm going to start twiddling with the pallet and lettering but so far we've got:

north by north west

and the birds

god, this SCENE. shit's so tense. this film also makes me totally take back all the smack i may have said about hitchcock tending to screw the ending after watching psycho and nxnw. what a totally creepy last shot.

aaaand now all the unrelated crap;

sketchbook junk:

a totally rad episode of the nerdist podcast with penn jillette. hot dog. this guy is just a fountain of great stories.


Monday, 12 December 2011

although this is looking a whole lot like "INTENSE EYES AND FEET: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL EXPERIENCE", these roughs are actually based on a section of graham greene's 'brighton rock'. man, what a taunt wee thriller that is! if you like totally despicable protagonists, you and this book should probably get together some time.

huh. these are a heck of a lot more detailed than the glorified scribbles and stick men that normally constitute as roughs. i'm actually in the middle of light boxing these. holy moly. what a time saver that is. thinking i might defiantly have to get my mitts on one of those bad boys.

oh, and note to self: please could you GET YOUR ASS INTO GEAR AND FINISH THIS PROJECT LIKE RIGHT NOW PLEASE? thank you.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

right now we're trying to juggle four projects that need to be in by the end of january.HOLY SHIT IT'S FLYING BY THE SEAT OF YOUR PANTS TIME. one thing i need to do is put together an artist's book about the area i live in. i think i got waaaay too carried away by the prospect of doing out and about sketching though; turns out your BRILLIANT plan of just drawing a load of random shit and hoping that it would slot perfectly together with the help of a little photoshop it a load of old hooey. aw yeah.

i think this video perfectly encapsulates my fantastically methodical approach:

and some random sketch book stuff.