Thursday, April 22, 2010

Illustration Friday - "Detective"

Hey everyone! Here is my illustration friday : "Detective". Hope you like it :D

"Detective"

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Final Project: Band Designs

Hey everyone,

Here is my design's created for my final project to show my skills with designing t-shirts, buttons, and posters for bands. The bird and decade head was sketched out then scanned and digitally coloured. Btw, If you look close up to the poster you will realize I used actual Marcio Novelli Lyrics. Let me know what you think. :D

T-SHIRT DESIGN
Marcio Novelli T-shirt Design

POSTER DESIGN
Marcio Novelli Poster Design

BUTTON DESIGN
Marcio Novelli Button Design

"Link" - Illustration Friday

Hey,
Here is my illustration friday "link". I experimented with this one. I wanted to try something different. So I added texture, and overall I like the old rough look of it.

I'd love to hear what you think, don't be afraid to express your opinion.

"Link"

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Art Kit Box Design

Art Box

I selected these images with a concluded concept in mind. I took an image of a brain because that is the root of where creativity breeds.
Then took branches from an old coiled tree and then broke them through the brain symbolizing the thinking process of creativity, how one signal thought expands and develops into multiple concepts. I wanted to take this opportunity to experiment with image manipulation. Therefore, I took a horse, wings, and created a unicorn. I combined butterfly wings and an image of a model and created a fairy and mended a model, a fish tail, two seashells, and a starfish and created a mermaid. I puzzled together these mystical creatures because they all once upon a time stemmed from an imagination. Overall I created fantasy.

The vibrant background almost makes the who scene look unreal. This portrays a dream like mindset, one in which only a creative mind can visualize. These vivid colours, at first glance, will grab ahold any demographic. It will inspire the creative mind to go above and beyond limitation. The multiple mixture of colours combined brings a positive feeling to the consumer, making them want to proceed in purchasing the product.

I embedded the word "Creative" in an innovated way. I attempted to make it appear as a imprint. Symbolizing that the brain is just a pile of mush, until you take it, use it, and mould it to what you desire. I realized with so much going on in the image, simple, clean font may be most effective.

Using photoshop, one of the techniques I used was the burn and dodge tool to create shadows and highlights in the appropriate places. I twist and turned some of the images using the warp tool to bond the images together to make it look realistic, as if each image belongs. I placed glare highlights on the make believed characters to enhance the mythical appearance.

There is no better way to attract a creative mind then to design a piece that can be interpreted to relate to their energetic thoughts.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

"Dip" - Illustration Friday

Helloooo,

Here is my illustration friday "Dip". I wanted it to evolve around that word "Dip" but at the same time stay within the walls of my developing style. I've always appreciated art that has deeper meaning. Art that makes you think. Sometimes you can just appreciate the artist for being able to portray their emotions through imagery and maybe you can find yourself relating through your own interpretation. These are some skills I'm trying to explore and develop through my art. I hope you like.

Leave a comment, let me know what you think!:D

"dip"

Friday, April 2, 2010

Visual Interpretation Montage

OfftheWallMontage

Medium: Painted with Gouache/Ink

For my final assignment in my Creative Illustration class, we were assigned to take a song, a movie, or a novel, and create a visual interpretation of it. On top of that we had to link the imagery together to create a montage. My montage evolved around the song “Off the Wall” By Marcio Novelli. I chose this song because when I listen to it my imaginations wonders off and I visualize what the lyrics are portraying. With the lyrics “Thoughts haunt through hours of shadows, pulling me down again”, I thought of these dark shadows pulling this person down and with every bit of strength failing to escape from them. Then with “Found a place inside my dreaming, painted so black on white”, this gave me the idea of doing the whole piece in black and white, except for the the man, to portray a dream like state. A feeling of unreality. A feeling of not belonging. Then with “ Like sex, fear, love, old fashioned movies; such woeful plight!”, I decided to have a old film reel falling down the page. This gave me an opportunity to show depth which overall made the imagery more appealing. Then I wanted to show that the film on the reel presents snap shots of a man lifting his head from his shaking hands which I took from the lyrics “Lift my head up from my shaking hands; I tremble where I stand”, but this also shows the “Woeful plight” that the “old fashion movies” demonstrate, which led me to burn the end of the reel. The smoke from the burning reel gave me an opportunity to link the dark shadows with it. “Tear these pictures off the wall” made me visualize a brick wall with old polaroid pictures flying through the air after being torn off the wall, these pictures link through the flow that the imagery has achieved. The tape on the lips of the man symbolizes the bitter taste of the tears being held in, he can't escape from them, which came from the lyrics "Wiping tears from off your face, Has never held such bitter taste". With the heartache and suffering that this song delivers, I find myself relating to these emotions, and these emotions I have found has always dragged along humiliation, which is why the man is naked. This could also show that sometimes what you view on the exterior of a person, it may not be what is really going on beneath those clothes, on the inside. This overall image shows a state of distress. With these emotions being emphasized, it creates an unsettling feeling for the views. This was something I wanted to achieve.

Here are the Lyrics to the song:

"Off the wall" by Marcio Novelli

Thoughts haunt through hours of shadows, pulling me down again
This darkness tears at me and swallows me whole again

Found a place inside my dreaming, painted so black on white
Like sex, fear, love, old fashioned movies; such woeful plight!

Tear these pictures off the wall
Everything is over now
Wiping tears from off your face
Has never held such bitter taste

Lift my head up from my shaking hands; I tremble where I stand
Don’t leave just yet, I don’t trust myself alone!
This is not what I had planned

We all fall…

Tear these pictures off the wall
Everything is over now
Wiping tears from off your face
Has never held such bitter taste
Tear these pictures off the wall
Everything is over now

Thoughts haunt through hours of shadows, pulling me down

We all fall without anything at all
We all fall without anything at all
We all fall without anyone at all
We all fall without anything at all

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Rescue" - Illustration Friday

Hey everyone! Here is my Illustration friday "Rescue". It took me a while to think of this concept. I didn't want to do a typical rescue concept, I wanted to really try and step out of my box. I completed this with ink and I used photoshop for colour. I really wanted to experiment with digital colouring. So i tried something a little different. Also with easter around the corner I thought it would be a little fun to add a bunny stuffed animal, even though my first idea was to do a bear. I'm really trying to develop a style that I like that can be my own. Well anyways, I hope you like it.

Also, I'd love to here what you think of it.

"Rescue"

Friday, March 26, 2010

Cancer Benefit Poster

Hey everyone! Here is my cancer benefit poster. I thought that I would take it to an inspirational level. Hoping that when people relate this poster to cancer, they relate it to life, and how precious it is. Live everyday to your fullest.

Cancer Benefit Poster

Let me know what you think!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Expired" - Illustration Friday

Hey everyone! Here is my illustration friday "Expired". I used graphite for most of it. Then digitally touched it up. Let me know what you think.

Expire

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Promotional Postcard

Hey everyone,
This is my promotion postcard. The purpose of this is to mail out to potential clients through mail, to give them a little taste of you work. Let me know what you think :D

Promotional Postcard
(Front)

Promotional Postcard (back)
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