I didn't know I could do things this... well, sickeningly happy. Look at them all, giving each other the eye like, 'yeahhh our way of life is beautiful and we know it'.
This is a sample illustration we are supposed to be pitching to a group of real Travellers who want a book to teach their kids to tell the time, with a little interactive pop-through clock.
It was a pretty vague brief, so I did the standard lets all go out and play before teatime scene. Although the incredibly bright colours hurt my eyes, and I still haven't cracked the characters' facial features just yet, I'm proper happy with this!
It's not incredibly likely they will actually choose mine, as the competition had some very shiny, classy images, but I hope they like it at least.
This week, I decided that a certain kind of trashy Reality TV show (MTV's finest, by the way) needed a bit of ridiculing. I think I've got the characters pretty spot on as they are the most beastly creatures to emerge from the valleys of Wales since those great ugly dragons. MTV, you really have outdone yourself, but I do love you.
You've given my vulgar creations a pretty good context.
I've changed my mind, AGAIN, and re-designed the storyboard for this anecdote from a Holocaust survivor. Maybe one day I'll get it finished for real!! I really bloody hope so. Anyway I thought I'd post this at least just to prove I'm not being completely unproductive.
As 'Visual Studies' Tuesdays are dying away, I thought I'd make an effort
Did a few paintings done just to practice my colour theory -
this one ^^^ was done today, from some sketches from a fortnight ago. Photo's are fine normally but I'm glad I did the colour sketches because the photos were a bit dreary compared to the real thing! I think it was the first really sunny day since the start of term (and I spent it inside, obvz).
Not quite as glowing with pride about the other ones, but here are some anyways:
^ Weston-super-Mare beach, looking lovelier than usual ^