If you follow me on social media you may know that I have been exploring the East Coast of America for the past 10 days, one of the places that particularly inspired me was Harbour Town Marina of Hilton Head Island. As the sun was setting the scene was just beautiful so I decided to create an illustration to commemorate my travels there.
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.
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”→