Finished Full Colour Illustration. I'm rather pleased with this one and glad I ended up using the quick illustrations that I made, but I am struggling with the others, trying to blend colours together to create simple yet effective compositions. I'm going to look at creating the pictogram next as it is only one colour plus tints, and I'm going to take a simple moment from the summer when I did something randomly.
Whilst struggling to pin down what to do with my pictograms, I found something interesting, how the use of a reversed out part of an image could make it entirely different. My objective was to produce a pictogram about a particular moment, when I had to dispose of my dead fish, but when I was making it the pictogram gave off completely different signals, such as going to the toilet. I thought it was rather interesting how the use of a reversed out part of the image could affect what the pictogram meant.
I added a hint of colour through photoshop quickly to some of the images and they looked quite nice but needs to be more developed. I should think about involving some photography or look at type, through our first crit as well it was suggested that I need to think much more out of the box. I'm finding it really hard to come up with something original lately, I need to get out of summer mode.
From the summer collection of things I had chosen to make a drawing each day and to this a large collection was created. The drawing were made in 2 minutes or less using a single medium on a sheet of paper measuring 2.5" square. its quite random to just look at, but to myself they each carry moments of my summer. I like the uniformity of the drawings simple and restrictive but the content so varied. I really want to utilise these drawings somehow, but they lack colour which in an experimentation with print and colour means I have to alter them somehow.
From Leeds born and bred, I am currently studying a Graphic Design degree at LCA in my home town. I like writing words, casually drawing and taking photographs as well as the usual things like everyone else. These blogs follow and document my practices in design, influences and responses and my own work.