Sunday, 20 June 2010

UWE Degree Show

Three years of hard work, determination and stress and it all comes down to this wall and that screen!

So here it is, my space at the UWE Degree Show!
(Show open times and dates are below!!)

Most of these illustrations can be found on the Blog here, however majority of them have undergone a few alterations and development and so may appear different than what has previously featured on here.

I should explain what's on this shelf here... The concertina book was part of a project from the second year module; Narrative and Sequence. It is called White Wolf and is a completely white, embossed, silent narrative following a juvenile wolf who gets separated from her pack. (I'll make an attempt at taking some proper pictures of it soon!)

So here I am, at the close of another chapter in my life.
These past three years on the Illustration course have been awesome, I have learnt so much about myself and what I am capable of and have also met some amazing people along the way!
It seems the time has just flown and I will defiantly miss it and everyone, so you guys be sure to keep in touch!!

As a CGI blow fish once said whilst floating inside a plastic baggie at Sydney Harbor.... "Now what?" (*)

Well, next our work will be taken to the D&AD exhibition and then the Coningsby Gallery in London! (Opening times and dates below, stay posted for photos!!)

And then.... the real world....

Bower Aston Campus,
Kennel Lodge Road,
Bristol BS3 2JT

Private View (invitation Only)
Friday 18 June 18:00 -21:00

General Opening
Saturday 19 June 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 20 June 10:00 - 16:00
Monday 21- Thursday 24 June 10:00 - 20:00

The Old Truman Brewery
15 Hanbury Street
London E1 6QL

Industry Private View Thursday 24 June
Continues until Monday 28 June
10:00 - 18:00 daily

30 Tottenham Street
London W1T 4RJ
Private View on Monday 5 July

Continues until Friday 9 July 2010
10:00 - 18:00 daily

(*) For those of you who were scratching your heads at the blow fish quote, think of Finding Nemo!

Friday, 4 June 2010

The Pack of hunters, Newfoundland 1497

Prologue page 2, panel 6, taken directly from my roughs, with a tweak on the composition to mirror the previous image (John Cabot's voyage, Newfoundland 1497) slightly.

Through the second page of the Prologue we are introduced to the Hunters of the tribe and the idea of their supernatural abilities. The end shot shows the hunting Pack of four, transformed from Wolf to Human (hence their nakedness!) witnessing John Cabot's first few steps onto the island. Cabot's voyage marking the beginning of British colonization and nicely setting up where the main story starts 300 years later.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

John Cabot's voyage, Newfoundland 1497

My comic begins with a two page prologue that introduces the Native American tribe on Newfoundland; the people and their lifestyle.
It also serves to set up the tone of the rest of the story. The final panels show the explorer John Cabot stepping onto the shore with The Matthew anchored in the shallows, thus marking the very moment that inspired the British colonization of Newfoundland.

This image specifically does not feature in my layout roughs, it is a variation in perspective from Prologue page 2, panel 6.
The original panel rough shows the Native American hunters in their human forms watching from a distance as the British settlers step into the island (Click here to see it!). So here I've just flipped the perspective to view in detail Cabot and his crew, with the mountains that the hunters will be watching from behind.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

"Sir.... We're here"

Page 1 panel 3/4, taken directly from my roughs, without much else done to it compositionally.

To explain what is happening here I'll give you bit of a sneaky peek at the script for this page!!

Page One

Panel One: covering the entire top half of the page, panel one shows a section of a map of the known world - NEWFOUNDLAND being the centre piece - Spread out across a desk with various navigational instruments to accompany it. In the bottom right hand corner is the visible hand of LIEUTENANT JAMES ARTHUR BISHOP.
1. Caption: SEPTEMBER 23rd, 1789

Panel Two: Mid-range shot of Lieutenant Bishop hunched over his desk studying the map, hands on the surface, head down. He wears his military uniform though a long overcoat covers all but the front, and hit tri-corner hat lies on the desk in front of him. Off-panel to the right of the image, PRIVATE THOMAS HAYWORTH calls to him.

2. Hayworth: SIR?

Panel Three: Panels three and four are one image split into two. On panel three Bishop still stands hunched over the desk, though his head is now turned to the right (his left) to where Hayworth is standing.


Panel Four: The other half of the image. Private Hayworth stands near the doorway with his hat in his hands and his arms behind his back. He looks nervous, but intent on remaining composed, and proper.

4. Hayworth: SIR...

Page Two

Panel One: Splash/title page, revealing that we are on a ship, with Hayworth and Bishop now standing at the bow. Ahead of us is the rocky landscape of Newfoundland. Directly in front is the port of ST JOHN'S, one of several settlements on Newfoundland, and Bishop's port of call.

1. Caption (Hayworth cont.): "... WE'RE HERE."

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Moonlit Run edit + Postcards!

Some of you may remember this image... It's undergone yet another alteration!
I have completely re-drawn the trees to adopt the style that is in my present images, that wasn't established when I drew this image originally. I've also made some minor changes to the line work in the mountain's in the background.

For the degree show, we also needed to choose images to be printed onto postcards for people to take away with them if they like our work. These cards'll have our contact details etc on the back, so hopefully they'll get me some jobs!!

I've chosen to order two lots of cards with images to promote my illustrations and my animations. Here are the final images that'll be printed on 500 cards (per image).

Thomas' Arrival


This image was based on the top panel on Page 3 of my roughs
Here Thomas is just taking his first few steps off the ship onto the port of St John's, Newfoundland. I thought as most of my imagery so far has been focusing on the Native American/wolf stuff, it was high time I did some British soldier stuff too.

I shall be churning out as many of these as I can within this coming week, which happens to be the last week before mounting and printing!!!! ARRRGH!!!