Thursday, 15 October 2015

Sci-fi Society: Banner and Leaflet

I produced these for Freshers Fayre to Advertise the Science-Fiction society which I am Vice President of this year. I kept things very simple using silhouettes of classic sci-fi spacecraft, updating the sci-fi society logo and utilizing the slogan our last president came up with "Fathoming the far reaches of the galaxy and then heading down the pub".

There are improvements I would make mainly with the the silhouettes, I would next time make them myself with illustrator, as I found with the enterprise, the quality diminishes when scaled up, but apart from that it was a success and it served its purpose in attracting the attention of potential sci-fi society members.  

Saturday, 8 August 2015

University Project: IPP: Zines - What is your Superhero Persona?

This blog post is well over due, was meant to be posted months ago, but here it is, what was actually the most fun project I have had the pleasure of doing and it was a group project.

Why was it a pleasure? well because I finally got to do a comic and do it right, unlike the last time back in my 1st year of uni.

I was in a group 5 and together we came up with our own superhero personas which were meant to be a bunch of misfits that meet online and think they should form a team. Anyway chaos issues when they have their first meeting in public and this is what this short comic & zine is, an introduction to what could become a series. 

It has inspired me to look back at comic book creating and comic art and storytelling, to see where I can go with it

This was a collaborative effort but as for what I contributed was: the cover art, the illustrations of my superhero persona ERUPTION both in character page and comic, also I wrote the story for the comic and designed the layout and content of the panels for the comic.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

University Project: Illustration: Bookworks project

This was my final project for the year before Easter break, so yes there has been quite a delay in me posting these images.  

The project was an Artist book project where we were required to choose a novel from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novels, I decided fairly quickly that it wasn't going to be a Sherlock Holmes novel as I figured it was what a lot of people were going to be chose. But to be honest we were only meant to take inspiration from it, we weren't turn the novel into an artist book or illustrating it.

I chose 'the Lost World' because it was far and away different from Sherlock Holmes. Interestingly enough my project started out going in a completely different direction. The book was going to sort of prove the plausibility of Dinosaurs surviving to present day or at least to the time of the book.

This proved to be too complex, and with the time scale for this project I decided I needed to focus it more on one thing, rather than multiple things. I was going to have 3 sections, one for the volcanic aspect, the mountain plateau and dinosaurs. I brought my focus in on the volcanic aspect, doing a book on around volcanoes was much more interesting and also manageable.

So in the this final artist book I looked at aspects of a volcano from its Shape, size, temperatures it reaches, the eruptions and just for fun I finished with how to make a volcano.

It was a fairly enjoyable project, it wasn't a complete success but I managed, and I was happy with it for the most part, it could have been improved if I had more time though.

Friday, 13 February 2015

University Project: Social Awareness: Feminism


With this project I hoped to change people's view on feminism, as my research revealed that it’s often viewed as a bit of dirty word, all about women who hate men and that it should be ignored. But in fact it is so much more than that most people don't know its true definition, it’s about equality of the sexes or more accurately Gender equality. I also want to put across this message to men in particular as they are the ones who need to be supporting this movement as it is often those men that can make a difference.

So its about everyone being able to embrace the label of feminist and realise that the fight for equal rights isn't over and that if your someone who believes in equality among the sexes and can't stand the ill-treatment of women is wrong then you might just be a feminism. It is a men’s issue as well because it’s not just women who are having a hard time, Gender stereotypes and double standards have men trapped, we are constantly being told what a man should be and what a women should be, Masculinity and Femininity we aren't allowed be somewhere in the middle or one side over the other if it doesn’t match our gender. This means we are allowed to be our true selves, to be human, so we are in fact for some of us we are incomplete people living in silent misery because of how society defines men and what were expected to be, that’s why suicide is the biggest killer of men, we aren’t allowed to be vulnerable, to show emotion or even cry because it’s not manly.

Anyway this became a very important subject for me because I have dealt and still dealing with this conflict, I want to be seen as a man but some aspects of myself, may lead that into question, what is right for me? Can I be what society wants me to and be my true self, is there a middle ground? Where is it?