Monday, 20 April 2009

Late Nights and Coffee

A quick illustration update, my journal is nearly complete. All day I draw, then I go home, draw some more, and then some more. Lovely.

Some photographs of a few pages I was working on:
The above are taken from a section of weird and wonderful thoughts that have been baffling my brain. I used mixed media collage and thread.

From a young age I have had detailed, realistic and adventurous dreams. I documented these and the above are some illustrations taken from these experiences. 
Just have a few more pages left. 
Watch this space...

Saturday, 18 April 2009


I have a secret I need to communicate over a distance. 
I wanted to go for a projection style animation with influences from the projections used in Minority Report where they become 3D and leave the screen, however sadly it is still only 2009 and someone is yet to invent that technology. 
I also used The White Stripes video for "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" (excellent direction from Gondry) as inspiration (see below). 

I took over the studio, set up my tripod and camera and set to work. By taking multiple photographs of the sequence I can then animate these later to create a stop animation piece. 
I decided to film these sequences in two layers so as to only focus on one aspect at a time.
Layer one:

I must have looked like a complete maniac trying to squeeze through those conveniently placed sliding barriers at the entrance to university with all those cardboard boxes. 
Strangely appropriate.

Layer Two:

I can now layer these over each other, to hopefully (fingers crossed) create my animation. 
When I give my presentation the animation will be projected onto the same wall, where I shall sit in the same place, to give the illusion of my thoughts taking place. Essentially there will be nothing there. So, can you guess the secret I was given?

First Post

Hello all, this is exciting, first post on my blog. Thought I would keep updates on current projects.

Let's start with Illustration, today I focused on documenting data in and around my bedroom,
representing each piece of information in a way that was unique to it. 

These are just a couple. Also attempted mapping my footsteps with a ball of string. I felt like Theseus minus the minotaur. A modern day myth for the art generation.