Tuesday, 15 May 2012
This is a development towards my final piece for my magazine cover for the 'Little White Lies brief' I noticed that my character did look right on the page. His jacket i did in digital media, and I knew it would be hard to gain texture but I wanted to have mixed media feel. However the jacket looked flat, plain and boring so i added some brushes to it to make it look more 3D, rugged and worn. In the background i also scanned in some drawings i did of L.A streets which i feel give a bit more depth and interest to my piece. I have also added a filter to the actual facial portrait which gives it a smoother texture in contrast to the jacket.
Monday, 14 May 2012
Sunday, 13 May 2012
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Friday, 4 May 2012
Monday, 30 April 2012
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
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Sunday, 1 April 2012
Friday, 30 March 2012
Saturday, 24 March 2012
These are some portraits by an illustration graphic artist called Carlos Quiterio. Quiterio's rough mixed media style attracted me to his work and i felt the style would suit my brief, to design a illustration based magazine cover for the little white lies. The way he combines his hand rendered pieces with digital elements gives off a sketchy effect that i think would work well for the type of movie drive is. As its a rough fil set in the 70's and rarely leaves the L.A city location and the film carries a real stylish feel of emotion throughout the film.
Friday, 16 March 2012
These are my favourite past little white lies covers. I particullary like the cover which feature an article for Meserine which depicts an old french Gangster. The use of tonal pencil really brings out the hair well using a large variety of hard and soft pencils to achieve this. Although the background is plain i think this lets the viewer delve more into the portrait and try and see what emotions or feeling they are getting from it.
Thursday, 15 March 2012
Friday, 9 March 2012
We were assigned a live brief with the NHS to design a logo to represent the photography department of the hospital known as Newcastle Medical Photography. The job of these people is to photograph patients which are kept as visual records. These records are kept internally to help with diagnosis and patient information and are also used in other hospitals. The client stated that the logo must; capture the purpose of the department, have impact i.e be clear on what is trying to say, be graphical, fresh and edgey. The logo will be applied on disks, consent forms, contact cards and other electronic media. I created my logo by combinging graphics of a camera and a lifeline which is displayed on patients monitors while under care of the NHS.
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
This is what my collage looks like without text layered over the top and before i fiddled with the transparency setting. I used images of flamingos, flamingo feather textures, the back of a woman's head and a glass of whisky to compose it. I thought the collage helped to bring through the fun, happy, friendly nature of the ministry of sound club. I used brushes, the transparency tool and blend options to help blend imaged together along with the burn and dodge tools to enhance some parts.
I was much happier with this design. I feel the layout of text is better flowing resulting in an easier read. I also thought by making 'the ministry of sound' text smaller and combining it with the logo in the bottom corner helped the overall balance of the document.
This is my collage themed poster. I wasn't completely happy with the result as i thought the background collage montage was to overpowering with the text and this may make it unreadable, especially as these posters are possibly to be read from moving vehicles.
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Initial poster design to promote the saturday sessions starting at the ministry of sound club in southwalk, London. I was quite happy with the overall effect and atmosphere this design gives off due to the colours and the vibrant flamingos however i felt the text needed a-lot more work, as attention was distracted from it to the imagery.
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
We were set with a live brief to design a cd sleeve for the release of the new ting tings album. I dont neccessary like the music that this band produce, but i have heard it and thought it may be a fun project to work on as it's music and graphical design for musical projects have no limits on colour or illustration. The brief was bare, suggesting that the design had to be new, fresh and interesting. The brief did state that the sleeve should be inspired from 70's punk-80's hip hop culture so i primarily starting researching these times and cultures. I was then influenced from the fashion trends of the late 70's. I produced collage mood boards of different textures, colours and matertials thats i wanted to use. I scanned in real materials to get the most detail out of the materials that i possibly could to help for an intersting image. I used tear drops to make the piece dynamic cutting out the shaped from my scanned in materials and positioning them. The typography i created was to look irregular and almost handwritten to add to the whole punky feel.
To improve this i feel more time should of been spent on deciding how many tear drops to have and the layout of these. also by letting the text overlap the drops may have produced a better laid out piece. The type may also should of been a bitt chunkier.
This is my work for the staff bistro located on college campus at Rye house. My work was to promote awareness of the bistro to all college staff. We had to create a name and logo and design a letterhead, compliment slip and business card. I came up with the name lift, as the bistro is placed upstairs and the bistro should give customers a physical "lift" due to the natural and organic healthy produce sold here. Reflecting on my work i think my designs were pretty standard. The letterhead is a-bit boring perhaps some colour or imagery would of made this better. My opinion is that the business cards and comp slip were stronger designs, there is a good balance of black and white with an upwards curving line to represent "lift". My main typography i created is big, curvy and bold to help stand out but also give out the right tone of voice. Influenced by floral patterns of the victorian times i brought in a floral design to help give a warm friendly feel.