I was commissioned to draw a crow for my boyfriends mum, as a phone wallpaper.
I looked round for some reference images of both crow and skull. Knowing the themes around crows of being dark and rather gothic, this is what I came up with……
I then put it into photoshop and played around with making a parchment like texture, or colour, as well as making it the right size for the phone.
Overall it was well received and could possibly act as a tattoo, at some point!
After a fantastic opportune lecture, by Naomi Games daughter and archivist of Abram Games, her father, I doodled this rough ‘P’ and some words that came to mind on a coffee cup. Now if I can get away with this in my poster design, as it’s meant to be a 2 colour print, then this would be an interesting texture to use…. might run it by my lecturers to see what they think.
I love getting all experimental, I think it will make me a better designer and literally leaping out of the comfort of the computer screen. The textures of the coffee cup, like this would make an interesting print which could, add a level of innovation and intrigue to my design.
So, I got a bit bored of waiting for my house / course mate to finish his course work (as I had already finished mine for the day), I decided to draw a feather on my arm along with a second. Now, following on from my previous feather post, I think TWO of those, in this exact position would make a mighty fine tattoo design indeed. I also now have ideas to extend it, with the most cliché of all things…… birds flying out and up, towards my shoulder, to make a full blown sleeve. The colours, would still be watercolour / muted with pen and ink style mixed into the design. I can extend it gradually, if I so desire OR get the full blown thing. Lots and lots of decisions to make here. Obviously the tattoo artists will help me out, big time as to what to do.
I may have switched off a little……
If there was one thing I could draw all my life, it would be birds.
More so, Ravens and Crow family. They fascinate me because of their majestic, their mystique and the darkness of the stories that come with them.