12.10.15 Introduction to illustration
As a group, we were lucky enough to have a professional illustrator come into our campus and give us a talk on the basics of illustration. He stayed with us the whole week and was very enthusiastic and keen to help.
I found the brief introduction to illustration really handy as it gave me an insight of what the particular pathway expects.
On this day we were also introduced to relief print and were told to design our own one out of 9 sketches we had also created throughout the day - which i found to be a really great way of organising.
13.10.15 Cutting our prints
The whole of this day was mainly dedicated to cutting out our prints from the mount board. I found it so useful to have a day purely focussed on one thing - allowing me to spend time on my print to get it the best way possible.
However, I found it quite difficult to cut the mount board without going over the edges. This is something i'd need to work on.
15.10.15 Printing our cut outs
Today we printed out our cut outs and left them to dry at Archway. I found this day really relaxing as it was so short and easy. I love that we had the rest of the day to ourselves, which allowed me to work on my projects for our coming up assessment.
26.10.15 Developing an illustration into a GIF
As i was doodling Lucky Cats out of fun, i thought to myself 'what would this look like if it moved?' so - in that respect, i tried it out. Firstly, I drew a very simple one in pencil, where the Lucky Cat blinks and the word 'meow!' comes into place after a few seconds.
I had also slightly developed this idea by drawing a more comical Lucky Cat using fine liner pens. This cat has '...' appear above its head and the word 'food!' in Korean above. I much prefer this one over the pencil one as it looks just a bit more professional. I need to work on getting no shadow and keeping the image in the same place, but i like how some of the frames are a bit shaky - it adds a 'vintage camera roll film' vibe to the work.
31.10.15 Experimenting with continual line drawing illustration.
After looking at Umberto Giovannini, i became influenced by the artist to try continual line drawing technique and wanted to experiment with the technique a little in order to respond to Illustration.
Using a few disposable camera shots as my drawing source, I used black felt pen on top of bold acrylic paint blotches. I personally really like the drawing of the boy eating noodles as i love how it is in proportionate and doesn't look exactly 'right' it reminds me of artists like Egon Schiele, but with a bolder, modern hit to it.
However, in my second drawing - i drew inanimate objects, a camera and a light. I do not like this piece as much as the other because i used a thicker felt pen and i find it looks more rushed with a thicker pen. i also believe that the thick pen ruins the interesting in proportionate look.
If i were to use this drawing technique again i would perhaps draw on a large, poster size piece of card - allowing the work to be bold, bright and seen instantly.