A flipbook animation, drawing in black and white using black pen. It depicts a small yet memorable moment for me whilst away with friends of us drawing circles in the sand with our feet. This piece captures a moment in time, now for anyone to see.
A video clip of this flipbook is yet to come.
I am now coming into my 3rd and final year of my illustration degree and am kicking it off with a summer project brief in which I must create a flip book animation. As a quick starting point I created this basic dot animation of 70 frames (the same number of images required for the flip book) to get back into the groove of animated illustration and to help remind myself of how to use photoshop to create an animation.
Earlier in the week I had the opportunity to join a phonotrope making workshop with Jim Le Fevre, the creator of the phonotrope. It was great to see his work and have the Continue reading “Phonotrope Workshop”
The open night for our illustration show ‘out of the blue’ went really well, everyone’s work looked great and the turnout was incredible. Thank you and congratulations to my peers and everyone who was involved.
After experimenting on Photoshop with my illustrations throughout this unit, for my zine to showcase my work, I created this illustration. To make this piece I combined the characters from my first final piece of a series of three blues musicians into one image, I feel the composition of this piece works really well and fills the page nicely. The minimal colour palette helps to keep the viewers focus on the composition and subject matter of the image which I feel is the focal point. I have decided to add this illustration as a secondary final piece for the exhibition unit in my portfolio as I feel it shows development from my previous final piece and overall I feel is more successful.
Something I would particularly like to work more with is combining animation and live action footage, here I have taken a clip from an ITV documentary featuring Hugh Laurie and attempted to add illustrative animation over the top. I feel this experiment is a new beginning into future works that I would like to create.
I have decided as further development for this project I would like to also create a zine as a showcase of my work throughout this unit and a visual representation of the feeling of blues music. Above are my early sketches and ideas jotted down. Continue reading “Continuing Ideas”
Above are my final illustrations for print to go into my courses year 2 exhibition. These pieces are printed as a series on A3 matte paper to be hung up for the show, to create this series I carved and printed 3 A4 lino prints which I then scanned in an digitally manipulated to add colour ready for printing. Overall I feel they work quite well together particularly as a series, I would like to further experiment with these illustrations for my portfolio work.
I have been creating a series of lino prints as part of my final piece for the exhibition, with these prints I will being using Photoshop to digitally edit and add colour to them to then have them printed at A3 to be hung for the exhibition. I feel these lino cuts have worked well compositionally and have a good amount of detail that will still work well when blown up to an A3 size. I look forward to completing this series ready for the show.
After having our posters printed on matte A3 paper we began displaying them where we thought appropriate and around town in local stores, we also decided it would be a good idea to print miniature versions of these posters to pin to the noticeboards of other courses so that other student of our university could find out about our exhibition.