Major Project: Side project- Theater Poster Live Brief

In addition to my graphic novel, I have been asked to illustrate the poster and program cover for a local amateur dramatics production in May. The production, "Hello? Is There Any Body There?" is a farce, in the form of a spoof murder mystery, by Ian Hornby and will be staged 10th, 11th and 12th … Continue reading Major Project: Side project- Theater Poster Live Brief

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Major Project: Narrative and Panel ideas

After deciding that I will produce a graphic novel style zine, I had to decide on what situation/ problem my characters would face. I wanted it to be somewhat humourous but also relate to the world itself; i.e. a world inhabited by object-headed characters. I started by drawing out some of the ideas I was … Continue reading Major Project: Narrative and Panel ideas

Major Project: Character Designing

I want each of the characters in the story to a) represent a different identity or Orientation, even if it is not directly stated anywhere, and b) to have a different object for their head; this will allow me to create a varied group of characters allowing me to improve my ability to design easily … Continue reading Major Project: Character Designing

Major Project: Developed Proposal

In tutorial with Nicolas we discussed how best to present the ideas I was having for where the project would go. We decided that the best way to avoid many of the stereotypes I was finding would be to focus of character interaction and situational problem solving rather than individual characters; this was also something … Continue reading Major Project: Developed Proposal

Major Project: Research

Object-Headed Characters Object-heads are a character form that utilise every-day objects as a replacement for a figures head. Although many people would associate this with modern imagery, this character model has existed since ancient times; from the animal-headed gods and creatures of ancient Egypt and Greece to Japanese "Tsukumogami", this trope is seen around the … Continue reading Major Project: Research

Major Project: Initial Proposal

Rational:¬†Where are you at? How does this module suit what you need to do next? Through brainstorming various ideas through a mind-map, I have decided that I would like to focus on the idea of character presentation and portrayal as this is not only the topic of my dissertation but also is an area of … Continue reading Major Project: Initial Proposal

Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes Cover Design

As my fairly unusual design for Sherlock had been well received I decided I want him to feature prominently on the front cover, as well as the fact that I have placed him in all three of the internal illustrations. Whilst I was thinking of how to develop a full idea for this, we had … Continue reading Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes Cover Design