Monday, February 13, 2012

Facial Expressions

I got myself a new printer/scanner today, so I took it on a test run.
One of our teachers asked us to do 10 self portraits in which we had to pull faces, to show the the movement in the different facial muscles. I spent 10 minutes on each of these, rendering them using shape to shape. enjoy, and feel free to laugh.


 Licking nose

 What you talkin' 'bout fool

You did what

Look into my unfinished eyes

Attempt on Pacman

Why I never wink at girls

Theres a fishing hook in my lip

Don't even ask

My precious

Monday, February 6, 2012

Fairy Tale Project

A Few weeks back we (my Illustration class and I) were given a brief. The brief was to recreate a scene from a Fairy Tale in a style of our choice. I decided to go with the story of Pinocchio, basing it on the stylings of one of my heroes; Mike Mignola. This meant taking a darker view on the story, which is already quite dark when you read the original. The following are my character designs for Pinocchio, the Lame Fox and the Blind Cat:

All my character designs were rendered using Adobe Illustrator, and Colored using Adobe Photoshop.

I created my own text for this project, based on the point in the story where the fox and the cat betray Pinocchio. My text reads;
Through Darkness, yonder shadowed wood
Lays land, there place thine coin in mud
And through true magic, kind and old
Increase thine fortunes by tenfold.

I'm quite proud of myself for that, considering i came up with it pretty much on the spot, only tweaking a work or two after for rhythmic quality.

Next up is my final composition. I decided to leave the cat out, mainly because i was having trouble illustrating him as blind without being insensitive, but I'll come up with a more artistic reason for my teacher when i hand this project in tomorrow. Something to do with his figure loosing all definition when reduced to that size, rendering the coloring in of him useless and causing it to clash with the rest of the composition, making him the focal point when he shouldn't be. Again, that was all on the spot, so I'm quite happy.

So without further adue (i can spell that word), enjoy and blog to you soon;