Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Making dem der mouth words...

I've been wanting to post this stuff up for some time, it's been because of the essay that I've been putting this on hold. I won't mention too much about the essay, apart from that Althusser makes a terrible read, studying ideology makes you become aware about the repressive measures the governement are not above using and that prior research works substantially better than guess work.

The background projects were finished and as it seems with some others there isn't an equal amount of time spent on each piece, so the two colour pieces are much better than the pencil drawing, which I am mildly cross with. As that one wasn't scanned, here is the first, an underwater scene in monochromatic blues-

I wanted to go for smething quite moody and cold looking, but not snow/arctic cold in the colour pallette (which I find a lot more gloomy).

I love nautilus shells, so drawing these was very fun.
I am pretty pleased with the lighting effects from the water surface, but I'm concerned about how they don't decrease in size into the distance, an whether that makes the light look super imposed on the image.
The interior was orignally going to be the pencil sketch and I'm glad because of it's complexity that it ended up sticking to the brief guidelines.

The original was painted in watercolour (probably my favourite medium) but I knew I couldn't get the light effect to be right in paint so I added it in Photoshop, along with some tints of colour to look purdy.

Relating to the title of the blog, we tried lip sync for the first time on Flash. Here's Max the Vampire Kleptomaniac (a boy, incidentally) speaking in a most eloquent manner.

I love the pronounciation of "JELLY" and "GLAZED" the best. Some of it looks odd because I had to use the EL sound to symbolise T at the same time, so it's not right near the end but I had fun doing it.


  1. How did you do the blue sea one? Was it mainly on the computer, felt pens etc? or a mix of both?

  2. I drew the original out in pencil, then the entire thing was painted digitally. I didn't want to risk making a mistake in watercolours with the lighting.