Thursday, 23 October 2008

Sam Webber....Stephane Tartelin..Yuko Shimizu and more

don't ask me, just look....

visual language (cont.)

This image (left) by Lawrence Zeegen contains metonyms for the inventor through the devices of the wheel and the light-bulb relating to perhaps the most famous of inventions

This image by Chris Moore found in The directory of Illustrators Originals, contains the image of Big Ben a widely accepted synecdoche for London but also (especially in the context of the image ) for civilization (remember Planet of the Apes?).

Visual Language...The art of rhetoric

Over the next few days we are looking at visual language as related to terms (from the Greek) that usually relate to literary ideas; methods of communicating an idea.

(left)a metaphor for Brand Analysis the image is by Mick Brownfield published in AOI. images 28

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Texas Rex and the Zombie Hunters

This link is to our completed animation from the first few months of this year at uni in the 'moving image' elective subject classes. We learnt a few new pieces of software, namely adobe after effects and some new tricks with photoshop.
We thought it turned out pretty well, I was pleased with the way everything came together and thought we met our goals well.

Most of the scenery was made by Natalie (who i need to add on here somewhere , she is awesome and worked really hard on this). And Chris Madden (who I also need to add) worked on developing a lot of the ideas and concepts with us, then he and myself designed the characters to be used.

We all took differnet sections of the film to create and set off. The first 35 seconds or so are what I created with the pan across the deserted town and the character intro text and although a little infuriating at times they have worked quite well.
All in all we worked well as a team and it was an enjoyable experience.

Monday, 20 October 2008

link to my deviant art account

I am trying to use my Deviant art profile to raise my profile and also gain constructive critcism from the community.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Gillian Blease

We have an upcoming lecture by the practicing illustrator Gillian Blease. If you like bold graphic uncomplicated imagery, then this should be up your street....

Link to juxtapoz

Here's a link to another interesting site for creatives.

link to itsnicethat....because it is

Jon Sullivan

Here is another artist I find inspirational, he began using traditional media and has moved on to employing digital methods...See if you can spot the difference!..

He does some nice break downs of his work to dispel some of the mystery and give some hints on how the pieces are achieved..

link to cg society

If anyone is wondering where I get my inspiration, or how far they might be able to push the computer generated imagery type side of things, here is a site I usually find my way to when I'm browsing arty type stuff on my own...

The site contains lots of tutorial and mad award winning stuff...Beware, it is mostly created using advanced software but the quality is astounding and I find the endeavors of the artists involved a real source of inspiration.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Figure works

Here's couple of things I came up with in class this week.
For anyone who is interested, we took elements from different influences we liked and kind of threw them all in the mixing pot..
My influences included eduardo Paolozzi and Push Pin studios, and also regency fashion.

I always like to throw different media together and see what I can achieve with the them.

Achieving a unity means getting the most out of the software and being inventive and making use out of things that might at first seem useless (and probably end up in the waste paper basket anyway eventually). I like to get some elements of my own hand in there though of course and I enjoy the mix of using my own feel for shape and composition with the ephemera that goes in to my things.

Hope you enjoy them.