Saturday, 29 October 2011

Newer Illustration Brief

The new brief for Applied Illustration Practice has moved on from children's illustration to editorial illustrations. The article that we have been given is called Why to Avoid Getting Pregnant on the way to Mars.
These are some of my initial ideas based on the article using collage with assorted papers and images from magazines.

Final Illustration

This is the background for the final illustration for Skelllig.

Using collage and image transfer.

The finished piece.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Illustration: It's getting there!

Continuing on the Skellig brief I have yet more experiment.

These images above use just a normal collage technique (cutting and sticking) to add a bit more detail to show the scene.

These images however use an image transfer method. I uses white acrylic paint on which I then placed printed images right side down in to the paint (shown in the image at the top of this section), after letting the paint dry the paper can carefully be rubbed away to leave the images. This technique works well for this brief as it does not leave a perfect image so links well to the worn used feel of the garage.

Friday, 14 October 2011


Finally got round to uploading some graphics work!

Some layouts for my typography modual.

Monday, 10 October 2011

New Illustration Brief Continued

So I've been working more on my new illustration brief. Looking at collage and continuing experimentation with stenciling.

I wanted to use collage to represent the busy-ness of the full garage. I tried to use neutral and grey shades with elements of colour to show the dirty-ness of the garage.

On this piece I used the word Skellig to show its form in the garage and then used the word tea to represent the tea chest partly covering Skellig. I also used the works diet and dust around the form of Skellig to show that he was surrounded by dirt and dust. However I thing that there should be more mystery in the piece around the form so I do not think that using the word Skellig is right for this piece.

In this piece I have used the word that describe Skellig (pale, filthy and dried out) to create the form in a similar way to my first attempt. This time I also tried to create more form out of the Tea as well by using it in a more structured way to make it look more like a chest.

These are the stencils that I used to create the words.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

New Illustration Brief

So in Applied Illustration Practice we have had a new brief. Similar to the last brief however this time we can use colour and are producing a whole page illustration. This brief is using an extract from the book Skellig by David Almond. This book is also for a slightly older audience of young teenagers.

So researching I looked in to tea chests and thought about that reclamation yard near where I live, Les Oakes and Sons in Cheadle Staffordshire.

I then started to look at the text on the tea chests. I produced this look using a stencil hand cut from card and the LetraSet LetraJet with ProMarkers.

Had a bit of a mishap on the Skellig on accidentally pressed the trigger on the LetraJet. Oops!

I'm Back

Been really busy because I went home last wednesday, but I'm back now. So what's been happening, well, a lot really.
Finished off the first Applied Illustration Practice brief.