Friday, 29 November 2013

The happiest of happy accidents

Whilst working away in a lesson with the infamous Maureen, I created what looks like a nice little logo for a fictional swimming pool or something, I have no idea where the style I made came from and the name is only an awkward way of spelling 'Sophie' because I was trying to annoy a friend; but this pretty little thing was made.

Monday, 25 November 2013

How do things work?

Today I was issued with the task to develop an ISSUU digital magazine on how something works or was made that the tutors don't understand. Myself and Sophie have been assigned the task of displaying 'How the Romans built straight roads'; I think the main task is to develop a range of info-graphics to not just inform the knowledgeable tutors of mine but people that are completely un-knowledgeable of the subject.

I have looked into the history of the Romans and how they would create their roads, using surveying tools such as a Groma they would map out direct straight lines by equalising four weights (horizontally) hung from a cross shape of wood and suspended on string; when the weights would even out they would know that anything in-line with two vertical stands of the four, would be a straight line even at a long distance.

The only problem was that it relied on the surveyors eye sight and accuracy of reading the verticals on how accurate it was.

I have also looked at designers which produce info-graphics and how they go about them, although they have similar styles I really like how they look and find it a much better way of showing facts and voicing opinions to a wider audience with the graphics being simple, easy to read aesthetically pleasing.

I have looked at Peter Grundy, Volume One and Andrew Janik for inspiration.

Peter Grundy

Volume One
Andrew Janik

 p.s. if you are on my course and I see you stealing my ideas, I might slightly kill you. love Vincent.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Lè Finale

Just finished my final pieces for my perspective brief, you may notice there is no colour (as usual). God I'm a dull soul.

I was set the task to design na exhibition space in perspective from two angles, one low and another high up.
So I decided to use one point perspective and two point, using tonal shading and perspective for people using grids and different heights.

I'm rather happy with these and once again please excuse the low picture quality, posting from my phone.

I'm really quite happy with the amount I've learnt on perspective and I feel it'll really help with future work.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A head start on Illustration

So I will stop with the terrible puns soon but I haven't quite had all the fun possible yet.

So recently as you may have seen I have been doing perspective drawings, and now we were set the task of doing figures in perspective.

I want to be an all-round design and illustrator, so I'm loving this.

With a mild knowledge already I jumped straight in, loved it. After trying to draw things too realistically Tony (tutor) suggested to draw very simplistically, much like the work of a Graphic Novelist, by just exaggerating shadows to define structure.

I really liked this style and found that I liked my drawing quite a lot in this style, so I wanted to share it. 

Please excuse the grainy low quality photo. 

Friday, 15 November 2013

Hope this puts it into perspective for you

So earlier this week I was set a brief which is all about perspective, and as anyone who has ever dabbled in it before will know; as helpful as it is, it's a bloody pain in the arse.
Personally I am rather enjoying it so far, looking at 1, 2 and 3 point perspective and multiple techniques you can use with those.

Her are some of my layout sheets to give y'all a basic idea of what I've been doing recently.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013


I have just reached 1,400 views on this blog; 50 posts strong!
This might not be an amazing achievement to most blogs but I am pleased as punch and it makes it the tad bit sweeter that the infamous James Reay was my 1400th viewer of my blog.

More design to follow shortly, stay tuned!

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