Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Since the 3D design workshop yesterday, I have been thinking about using my america project to experiment with some sculpture/3D work. I don't think you realise when you first think of graphic design as being any more than 2D. I would like to experiment with building out from a book or broadsheet paper with my Marilyn Monroe project. Seeing as i am still in my first year i think it would be better to experiment with all types of design and methods before it all gets a bit more serious next year! Wish me luck!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

an illustrated guide website. 

After reading "The incredible book eating boy" written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. I found this illustrating website of illustrated children's books. It has helped me with my research and helped me with initial ideas for book illustration. I really liked the The incredible book eating boy because the book was very tactile. It made you want to touch the pages, which I think is appealing to children. At the end of the book the pages had been cut into a bite mark, which was the whole story of the book and i personally found it very amusing.

Video of a charcoal drawing of marilyn monroe.
The end result is incredible. I think there was a lot of smudging throughout and maybe it could have looked nice as a cleaner piece, but that is what has made it so detailed. I think i might try out a drawing of her to use in a trial broadsheet paper as one of my preliminary ideas.