A Menu Card

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The brief for this menu card graphic was that the restaurant is a high end, modern, contemporary fish restaurant. Any food should look appetising. I started off by finding some high end fish restaurants: The Easy Fish Company The Fish Restaurant The Cafe Fish It can be seen that ‘fish’ and ‘seafood’ are fairly interchangeable […]

Children’s Book Cover

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Animals from Around the World I started with the usual development process of mindmap, moodboard and thumbnails, below.For the dimensions of the book, I decided to go with the dimensions of a National Geographic Encyclopedia I own. It is 24cm x 31cm. While exploring ideas I felt it would be useful to select animals from […]

Museum Posters

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I decided to visit Storiel in Bangor to collect reference for this exercise. It has recently moved to a new building, which turned out to be very spacious and the exhibitions are beautifully displayed. It also has an art gallery which, at the time of visiting, was hosting the North Wales Open exhibition. The staff […]

Identifying Tools and Materials

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Style is a much discussed topic among ilustrators. Some advocate having one style and sticking to it which clearly means finding a style to begin with. Others seem to have success by distinguishing between the different styles they can work in. For this exercise I selected gouache as a medium to research as I have […]

Assignment 3

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Well this one was fun! Serendipitously, my son is planning a classical music concert with some friends for September. Less fortunately the requirements for the poster changed, midway through my ‘process’… Initially I understood that it would be 2 friends playing a selection of Mozart and Haydn violin and viola duets at achurch in Penymynydd. […]

Mock up

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First Attempt So I decided to mock up a book cover for the book I have written, for this exercise. The book is titled Rose’s New Family and was editted by Lucy York. Basically the blurb will be: Rose is a recently adopted 7 year old girl who can talk to animals. In this adventure […]

Client Visuals

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I have interpretted client visual to mean rough sketch from the example shown in the course booklet. I have seen that people have varying degrees of ‘roughness’ however where it comes to ‘roughs’. I guess mine are a little on the rougher side but were all done freehand and very quickly with no tracing involved. […]

Viewpoint

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I chose ‘workshop’ as a theme for this exercise, more specifically ‘expressive art journalling’. I run art journalling workshops in the community and their focus is on experimenting with new materials and techniques to facilitate self-expression. I chose a variety of mediums and tools and arranged them on a table. Looking at the arrangement I […]

Giving Instructions

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Giving instructions can be tricky, especially when you don’t know the recipients frame of reference. This is true also of giving directions when the starting point is not known. That was the problem in the brief for this exercise and it made me tackle questions of scale and level of detail. I started with the […]