Sunday, 14 February 2010

Variegated sketchdumpery

Bits and bobs from recent projects. The first is one from the 'Text as Image' brief, based around reinterpreting letterforms into images depicting visual onomatopoeia. I've posted bits before from that but I don't think this one is up:

The next project, being the first of the semester was both one of the most interesting and one of the most hideously boring projects I've ever done. Great creating a character, but hard slog to create images that somehow tell you everything you need to know about them. These bits are only sketchbook work, so don't expect to glean any information on them. All you need to know is that the first is a small girl, quirky, weird, but who ultimately fizzled out and had nothing interesting to bring to the table, so I moved on to a contrary office worker - ostracized and desperate to make friends, but always feeling a deep loathing towards people interrupting his plans.

Le Petit Femme (pencil, ink in wash pen, and watercolour)

Grumpy office guy flipping out (pens of various kinds over a photocopied version of the original inks)

Grumpy office guy in Venice (you can just about see him on the bridge). It had always been a dream of his to go, but he hated it because he spent his entire time avoiding the other tourists.

A somewhat regal looking quick acrylic sketch of him.

And an attempt at a re-imagining that didn't really stick, also in acrylic, and literally one of those paintings taking about three minutes.

And finallah - something not from either project, just a sketch from the pub for the ongoing 'keep sketching, it's a really good thing to do if you want to be an illustrator' project. I plan to do and post more of these, I just need to find the time to go out and look about. Mid-day pub denizens scare me somewhat.