Archives for the month of: April, 2013

I initially started making the character faces up of many paper cut shapes but this didnt work when it came to bringing the sections into photoshop, there was no definition between the shapes.
So instead I have used one main shape and hand drawn over the top.

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This is the original scan, there isnt much detail aside for the pen and blush added in photoshop.
I think I will try paper cut features, eyes, eyebrows and beard and possibly cotton wool as a variety in texture.

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This is a better design for the eyes, still not completely happy but its alot better than the hand drawn, possibly needs a few eye lashes for detail, or play around with the idea of glasses.

The paper cut beard didnt look the way I hoped, I think it needs a different texture to break up from the flat colour of the face.

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Acrylic and dry brush added a nice texture, the only problem was the evidence of the black card I painted it on is left behind.
I think it works better on the eye brows than the beard, which I will have to work out later.

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I intend to use a similar style to that of my last project (the cute otters) using a mix of paper cut, photography and hand drawn illustration.

I’ve been looking at the amazing Tim Burton for quirky character styles, to stick with my warped idea of Victorian London.
I’ve also been looking at a few animations, A cat in Paris, Folimage Studios is a beautiful mix of hand drawn illustration and bold clean graphic.

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Dynamic compositions and a really entertaining and heart warming story line to follow, I highly recommend a watch!

Been a bit of a hectic Easter break!
I’ve decided to make a few changes to my publication, Im saying good bye to my creepers.
After a crit with my tutor we decided that they look too alien like as opposed to a creepy looking human.
So i’ve been doing a tone of research into what sort of people I would find on the streets of London to include in my publication, this research led me to the articles in ‘Street Life in London, an old magazine/newspaper type publication featuring articles by Adolph Smith and the Photographer John Thompson.
I found an online version for those interested,

http://digital.library.lse.ac.uk/collections/streetlifeinlondon

These articles included interviews with men and women working on the streets of London, it really is fascinating I recommend a look through.
Here I found a collection of the most intriguing photographs of professions I didnt even know where around, from board men to half penny ice cream sellers! 
I hope to incorporate some of these characters in my publication to get an idea of who and what was on the streets.