Tuesday, 29 November 2011

New Sam Book

Sam has now changed to a little boy!! I was trying portray the farmer as a younger version of himself



Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Work so far for the Sam project

Theses are the etchings I did, however now I am thinking about changing the character, which I will do by etching into the mental plate that I've got (time consuming but resulting in proper print to display) or drop a new character into photo shop? Whichever I have more time for really

I think the etching that is most successful is the coloured one, as the colours seem to direct the eye more along the illustration, let me know what you think is attractive to look at


Friday, 18 November 2011

Farmer Etching, for Sam project

This is my first drawing that I worked from for my etching

First etching print, the next one I do will be more inked up, so there will be more of a contrast, at the minute all looked a bit grey

Above is the etching plate that I worked into

Friday, 11 November 2011

First Ideas for children's book

My sentence is 'Emerged from the undergrowth and then..'

I started looking into the word 'undergrowth' and the different ways I could interpret it

The different meanings for undergrowth are-

1. Low-growing plants, saplings, and shrubs beneath trees in a forest.

2. A growth of short, fine hairs underlying the longer and thicker outer hairs of an animal's coat; underfur or under wool.

3. The condition of being less than fully grown.
With this is mind I came up with a character

The different scenes I have put the character in so far are
A forest full of under grown/ overgrown tree

In a child's under grown/overgrown hair- bird house is there (hair looks like a birds nest)

Character emerging from underground and appears in the undergrowth of the  forest, was deciding whether to put grave yards in?
And my favourite so far, character appearing from a farmers beard, surrounded by farm land and forests

The farmer character and his beard are really rough still
But just wanted to make sure that everyone understand what was happening and if the illustration goes with my sentence 'emeraging from the ungrowth' or not?
Its hard to see the character but his in the beard near the wind mill

Monday, 7 November 2011

How to undo

Screen print on patterned paper which looks like a wedding invitations, thinking about high lighting different elements with cream?

The idea behind the editorial is how you can undo a wedding.. so there are ripped up pieces of photos from the wedding album

This is another print I did but just on normal white paper, think the patterned paper gives it something more, gives another element to the piece 

How to be conceited

Screen print, with changes on photoshop to highlight different elements for them to jump out at you

Below are the original prints on different paper and materials

Small victories

This is my final for the editorial, a screen print on graph paper, with white highlights on the image added on photoshop to draw the eye in to different parts of the illustration

Keep changing my mind about the two illustrations, am learning more towards the blue and green one (above) than the blue and purple one (below)

However with the purple coloured one the pens shoes and other little elements show up better

Below are the prints that I did with different colours