Thursday, 30 December 2010

our last project started very innocently with picking a number out a hat. a few people got 1, a few a hundred, others anything between. it was all good fun until we were told that this would be the subject and number of books we had to make by thursday and thursday was three days away.


i'd got a hundred. at lest it could have been a little worse. 500 and 1,000 were a potential option for some very unlucky person.

these were finished at pretty much 59 minuets and 59 seconds into the 11th hour. i'll post interiors... sometime. many thanks to the uni buddies i embroiled into a production line to get this shit done.

stuff from the now-old moleskin. good thing that book is done; shit looks like it's fit to return to nature any minuet now.

speaking of nature, you should really crib notes from it. sun rises/sets should maybe look a little bit more like this?:

god damn. i love me some big ass clouds.

Monday, 27 December 2010

so at the end of this year, our campus is getting flattened. in a pre-emptive memorium, the illustration department's throwing together a book featuring drawings of the place. this is the life drawing room. we hang out here with naked people every week.

god damn. i'm going to miss this place.

i would like to thank the incredibly delicious camera i got for my birthday for snapping reference shots.


WOOP WOOP! bad story telling alert. that weird box thing in the bottom left hand corner is meant to be a carriage and not just some random polygon hanging out in old pseudo-victorian london. should have made that clear since it's pretty {SPOILER ALERT} prominent in the next panel.


Sunday, 26 December 2010

page 13... we are inching towards victory, people.

christmas doodling in the spirit of CHRISTMAS.


Thursday, 23 December 2010

damn. bitch needs to learn how to draw fast, yo.

in other news, this girl has totally stolen my heart:

what a fucking champ. go find her band camp page. it will not disappoint.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

so for this project, we had a day (aaaaaaacctually, make that more like 6 & 3/4 hours) to come up with a series of ten images to illustrate a scale using Italian words that are normally reserved for marvelling at sun rises in the alps. yeeeaaahhh. i wasn't feeling too imaginative because the best i could come up with was italians getting super enthused about food. way to stereotype.

anyhoo, here are the first four. god damn. i need to work out a way of drawing quickly that doesn't look like total ass.

some people managed to do some truly amazing things in that brief window of time....

Friday, 17 December 2010

pencils for another bit of the print project. my god. do a happy song already. shit's starting to get a wee bit to emo, yo.

on another note, dead man's will by iron an wine sounds SUPER dishy on the ukulele.... but that might just be me being a little bit bias. hell, i'd probably go nuts for thrash metal by way of one of those retarded little guitars.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

character sheet for the animation. thrown together with some vague hope for continuity.

Monday, 13 December 2010

so last week we were doing these one day projects. dude. these were like, omgwtfbbq!?!?!?!? intense. the first one involved taking a line of text and illustrating it without ANY drawn elements. bwah? totally failed this one since the above offering was only done the next day (what little was done before the deadline will forever make me feel SSSHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMEEEEE).

it was pretty rad though. i kinda love cleaver typography but have never had the cojones to take it on. should make a point of trying this again...

p.s SPEAKING OF TYPOGRAPHY, last weekend one of the folks i was on with was part of an exhibition down off brick lane. DUDE, that thing was good. there was a crazy range of stuff, from illustration to photography to film to a printing press made by jenny which left the feeling that the world would be a much happier place if galleries were a wee bit more interactive.

more of those one minuet drawings. maaaan, it's not even funny how much this speed drawing malarky loosens you up.

in other news, we're only two weeks away from christmas? could have fooled me; i think i've been bitten by the humbug because up until now, i've been feeling impervious to christmas cheer. maybe it's the fact they haven't been stuffing it down our throats since september... or maybe it's that our visit to hyde park's winter wonder land revealed that place to be where ghost rides go to die. who knows.

that all changed with santa con this weekend. holy cow. so many santas. SO MANT we hadn't heard of this before is a total mystery.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

submission for our department's magazine. the theme was, keeping in these festive times, festivities. god damn, i love me a shit christmas jumper.

Monday, 6 December 2010

for the last project, we had to take a news article and re-tell it. mine was about these two sisters in china who, tiered of going out with men that they could trounce, decided to hold a kung fu contest to find a husband who could best them. the whole thing inspired by ancient warrior princesses dating methods.

for the print project. the will to etch this thing went out like robert falcon scott so it's just going to be a screen print. said yah boo sucks to the original format too, because A-sizes are for chumps, yo.

life drawing.

i think we had like, two minuetes to get these poses down. hot dog, do i love this exercise. it's just so easy to kill a drawing dead when you've got all the time in the world to tighten it up.