Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Paper sculpture

This was a paper sculpture I
created in 2009 using white card and a floor lamp. The aim of the project was to create a back lit paper sculpture of a cityscape, playing with distorted perspective, artistic style and incredible levels of detail.

For the back lighting to work, we experimented with different paper stocks to get the best result. Windows were cut out of every building to let the lamp light through the entire sculpture, giving the city life.

Project Shapeshift

This was a book illustration I illustrated for TAFE. The project was to show a character undergoing a shape shifting process while portraying their emotional reaction to the event.

This image is made up of three separate drawings. The first being the ant man, who was drawn and rendered on textured paper with pencil, then scanned into Photoshop for tweaking.

The second drawing was the room for which the character is situated in. This was drawn using oil pastels on textured stock. The final drawing was the monitor screen the main illustration is being displayed on. This was done the same was as the ant man, rendered with pencil then brought into Photoshop.

Over dose

This cruel and grotesque illustration shows the level of detail I enjoy working at. My interests are reflected in this piece, as it has a sci-fi, dystopic theme.

When creating this image, I first started with a highly detailed pencil drawing which I then went over with a black art liner. I scanned the line art into Photoshop and played around with the contrast and added the shadow areas. The background image was a separate illustration to add depth and atmosphere.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Robo birth

This illustration was part of a TAFE assignment where we had to put depict the theme 'Born" in a style of my choice. Naturally, I illustrated a robot "giving birth" to a smaller version of itself. To create this, I drew the line work with pencil, cleaned it up with a felt tip marker, then scanned the image and further refined it in Illustrator. Finally, I posterised the colours in Photoshop it keep the quirky nature of the illustration consistent.

Defying gravity

The idea here was to create an illustration for the phrase "no matter how hard he tried, he couldn't get his feet on the ground". This simple black & white pencil drawing is portrayed through a first-person perspective; with the poor victim looking down upon two people in shock over what is happening.