Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Wednesday 15th Feb 2012 - My identity?

A one day uni assignment tasked us with producing an A1 poster illustrating our identity. Now, I'm not being stupid, but I assumed that people undertaking a degree in illustration, in their second year, would shy away from stereotypes, prejudices and assumptions.

Nope.

I was... shall we say, worried... by some work I saw, and in my usual cander, ignored them and went on with drafting something completely different.

The words I went with were;
Sombre, Solitary, Obsessive and Melancholic.

And so thought about producing a landscape (landscapes are often used by fine artists as metaphors of the human condition [Dali]) which encompassed these. And I was going to do it digitally. Fuck yeah.


After a day of drafting, a day of research, a weekend of work (all illustration relateds were shelved for the duration) and a day of painting, I had this.

Black and white value paintings really help me when applying colour; it allows for the hues to maintain a wide tonal range, rather than muddying themselves with midtones everywhere.


Then after half a day of colours I was left with this. I find I lose some of the raw values of black and whites when adding colour. So must compensate with using some very saturated colours to help drag the eye across the canvas, and stop and sense of boredom and maintain some rhythm. 

http://narcotic-nightmares.deviantart.com/#/d4ptep5
http://narcotic-nightmares.deviantart.com/
http://narcoticnights.cghub.com/

Edit: And as a wonderful addition. A 1920x1080 wallpaper.

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/4656/proper19201080.png


2 comments:

  1. 'but I assumed that people undertaking a degree in illustration, in their second year, would shy away from stereotypes, prejudices and assumptions.' LOL I fear ive done exactly that ¬_¬

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    1. Meh, you were on Jury Service - Not being in the studio I think you have a pretty good alibi (hah, see what I did there. :|.)

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