Sunday, 30 October 2011

Monsters and Poppys

Final submission for the monster poster...

Final submission for the Futures quote project thing I did...


Final... unless I notice anything wrong with it...

Friday, 28 October 2011


So. I was not that happy with the first draft... I feel better with these working finals, though it would have been nicer if the view was at a lower angle...

Wednesday, 26 October 2011


A poppy for a remembrance piece... missing something...

Sunday, 23 October 2011


Update: Monster Mash

Thought I would choose something a little more interesting than the invisible man. I remember there was a rule where Chtulhu being featured makes you win, right?


Also playing with colour.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Monster Mash

It was a graveyard smash.

Neil Gaiman is holding a mini competition to design a poster which could end up in bookshops across the land to advertise buying / giving books at halloween. Its called All Hallows Read.

So, I collected all the roughs up in to one image - I was originally thinking of having one kid sitting down in the bottom 'strip' and having a monster be situated in the background, possible with a quote to back up the image - but then I hit a mini wall. I originally intended to have a cute kid in the foreground reading some horror books - horror books which are questionable reading for young kids ofc. My original designs were making a link between the kid reading the book which was pictured in the background - this bothered me, so I had to think of a workaround.

I then tried more of a 'spooked by the book' approach in the second image, but I think I have settled on the third image - its a bit more of a 'wonder' image than a 'scary' image, though I think that works better here - it re-inforces the idea that books are wonderous things, and doesnt worry me about limiting the audience.

Hope that made sense.

Just because...

Saturday, 15 October 2011

But is it Commercially Viable?

But is it commercially viable?
Can we monetise it?
Is it a seasonal or evergreen product?
Will this really revolutionize the transport industry?

Attack The Block - Semi-final

Hmm, this might be a hassle to print on a shirt. I think the fade would need to be done as a gradient if it were to ever be printable.Also still not too sure if the text is clear enough - I think on the thumbnail its obvious, but when the image is printed larger its a lot more difficult to tell. Also, the K in Block should be re-done.

Friday, 7 October 2011

POST 201 less exciting

Sorry these arent as refined as the last two. Its getting a bit late, and I got really angry on the second page... I want him to appear menacing without literally grabbing the Father character and hoisting him up / pinning him down. it could just be that I need to flop it for the text to work, but that will be for a few days time, right now I need to leave these to twist around in my mind whilst I think about them.

POST 200!

This isn't what I was hoping to put up for post 200 - I wanted to make a funny picture, but I decided to show a couple of Beauty and the Beast compositions I am considering working up for my portfolio - I know the Waterstones competition didnt go my way, but I liked my character design, and I read the story with a mature edge anyway, so I thought a few more page layouts would go nicely in my portfolio.