Friday, 13 May 2016

New Logo Designs - WIP!

How YOU doin'.

Okay, long time no update (since Cyborg last year) which didn't end up getting as far I'd like, and academic Fine Art doesn't really like illustration in Grad Shows, it seems. Either that or I didn't push my point hard enough on that one. Long story short, my strongest work got put to the side and I learned how to 3D model and animate to create my showpiece for Curtin's Fine Art Grad Show in 2015. Milling in the crowd granted me lots of 'um's and 'ah's and not many people knew what was going on, but that's fine with me. Honestly, it was the closest I could get to recreating lots of ethically- and spatially-dangerous garments without employing someone to teach me how to work with plastics and lightweight metals in under a month. So instead of risking my bank statement and life dealing with machinery nobody at Uni seems to trust me with (guys, I took metalworking in highschool and remember pretty much all of it, I do woodcarving, hell I could probably build a house given time, I know what I'm doing, I just look like an airhead to you all), I created a very short looped animation of 3 3D-modelled garments, spinning on the screen as if they were on display at a fashion show. I would have loved to 3D print them, but the lab techs assured me that I wouldn't be able to afford it. So the digital world saved me once again.

Basically, my part in the Grad Show (and according to the crowd, the entire Grad Show) was disappointing. So my next obvious move would be to not do another grad show, right? Yeah haha I don't listen to my own advice. I'm on the committee for the upcoming 2016 Illustration/Graphic Design Grad Show, and I'm going to make sure it's better than the last one.

So what I have to show:

The King Edward YouTube Series (printmaking/media 2015)
CYBORG Animation (media, 2015, project ongoing)
Illustration Folio Work!

My updated social media! Including this blog, the personal one (not professional please don't come here for academic reference should you need it), I'm going to make sure I update each week at least on all my sites, which can be found via buttons on my wix site.

The Social List:

Pinterest (Research-based)
SoundCloud (mostly VA projects, personal and group voice acting. I'm making VA narratives! Will explain more later :P )
Tumblr (non-professional, and probably NSFW)

Pictures coming soon!

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

CYBORG EXTENSION Studies #1 2 & 3

A series of Indian Ink portraits created from images of friends - 1m in length, and no base sketches, drawn straight from the photos. A fun way to practise proportion! If you would like to commission me to do something similar, just visit my site and email me from there. Whatever size, whatever materials, whatever country you're in, we can work something out. :) All I need is a photo of the person/animal in question, and if you have any specific addition (that doesn't infringe on any copyrighted ideas, e.g. Iron Man/Ultron, don't get me in trouble!) feel free to tell me the details, or I'll make it up on the spot like I did with these. Each one took 6+ hours to complete, but I'm really happy with the way they turned out, and the quality of the ink makes them nice to the touch... I'll be uploading better photos to my professional site soon!

Monday, 12 October 2015

Getting another design folio done

And if any other student is up late finishing a folio a day early and reading this - here's a lovely gif to remind you that we strive for things we aren't sometimes, even when we are all truly just cats. 9:41PM and counting.

By the way, I understand InDesign a bit more and don't hate it as much - but then again, this is only a 30 page folio. Not a book with irregular sizing and full-page illustrations. Yay for experience!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Old Art Prints for Sale!

I've been trying to sell the art from my previous years at university for a while - I have an Etsy account they can be bought from, and the majority of them are simple woodcuts and lino cuts, some with chine colle and some are polyethylene, carved with a nail scribe. The more expensive ones are monoprints, all printed from polyethlene. This is all my Printmaking Art from first year, and some from the first half of this year.

So far on the Etsy shop I have 4 different prints for sale - the quantity stated are as many that are currently printed and ready to be shipped - All $15.00 + shipping.

Feel free to request a country for them to be shipped to, or if you have bought one, whether it would have been better to frame them or something. First time selling something online, be gentle with me!

Escape Pod | Episode 505: Falling Leaves by Liz Argall - Narrated by Yours Truly

Would you like to hear how I sound? Would you like to hear a very cool story about a dystopian Australian world and two teenagers (one a refugee) dealing with the effects of a war on their lives? It's a bit dark, and has some swear words, so viewer discretion advised. #NSFW

Thanks to Mat Weller for accepting my audition! Such a tight deadline really pushed me to learn about recording and editing audio. This is the second VA project I've helped with, and the first that's more than one line! And props to Liz Argall for such an interesting short story. :)

Origami Turtles - sculpture research 2013