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.
I may have switched off a little……
Black Marker illustration, scanned into photoshop.
Red photoshop brush background, multiplied the flames layer.
Added Orange on another layer, wiht the same brush.
Added Yellow on another layer, wiht the same brush.
Screened the layer, and hey presto we have FIRE!!!
I’m a pyromaniac at heart!
Multiply – means to turn what’s white transparent so other things can show through.
Screen – same as multiply, but turns what’s black see through.
I’ve been thinking lately, at how I am surrounded by a woodland where I live. And I have realised that nature is my origin.
The nature tattoos look amazing, especially when grown into large thing around the body. The ‘Lock’ is the tree trunk. The roots underneath, I have ideas to wrap around my wrist in a never ending circle. The branches at the top, will branch out below my wrist. The text I would love to be elegant and flouncy, with an air of gothic styling to the characters. This is
part of me, and how I view all the struggles I have been through personally and how I have been strong enough to withstand what ever has hit me. I’ve opened my mind, therefore my soul is there for everyone to see who wants to see it.
I took the design into photoshop to add a bit of colour and style to it.
I asked one of my friends if I should place a bit of colour to my design. He said that perhaps use brown for the vines / roots and then add green leaves. SO, that is what I have done because I felt the same way. This is something I am excited to get inked onto my skin, no matter what the expenses are. This could also prove to be a nice little illustration in a bigger print in the future, or an expanded wall painting for my future house / studio or door.
I will upload any other design edits that I make, before I decide on the final design.
Keeping to my promise, that I would upload any doodle that I would do.
But, this one is for a person who makes me smile every day. And I would like to share it to the world because I hope it brings happiness and joy to everyone ^_^
I found a drawing of a raven / crow that I had done during my college years. I was really pleased with this drawing and it was featured in a poster idea for one of my units during my first year. Now I have found it again, it has been in my mind that it would make an excellent tattoo as it is. However, I have been fascinated with watercolour style tattoos because they are just wonderful, and full of individuality that no other tattoo style has already. (Don’t get me wrong, other styles of tattooing are amazing and have individuality, it’s just my personal views is that no watercolour tattoo is the same, and no ordinary tattoo is the same) It’s new, modern and perfect for what I would have tattooed on to my skin.
So, I dug out some tracing paper, and my watercolours and I sat and played with blues and purples. This is the result.
If I were to get this tattooed, the outlines I would like to be thinner, bolder and darker. The shades of blue and purple I would love to be brighter, and more true.
Now the other question is where would I have it?
I have thought about my upper back, with the wings branching out onto my shoulders. I have also thought about a smaller version for my wrist or hip.
Yesterday on of my best friends (that sound slightly childish, but she is a fantastic friend kind of like a sister but not blood related) anyway, she asked if I could look after her magnificent budgie Frederick III for a week. Surprisingly my grandparents said yes which I wasn’t expecting. I am eagerly awaiting his arrival and while I am waiting, I thought I haven’t blogged in a while, but also that this blog of mine hasn’t really been about graphic design, only a few bits of animation here and there.
SOOOOOO recently I have been making a website for my local stables and it has taken longer than it should (god that doesn’t put me in an efficient or good light, which could go against me ……) It is almost finished, just got a few bits to do…….like image copyrighting……………a whole page to finish…………..another couple of pages to edit…………………etc etc etc.
But when I haven’t been doing the website I have randomly decided to get back into spontaneous doodling, I have been inspired for some reason to doodle possible outcomes for tattoo designs……. but my one so far is this charming design.
I love music, it is a way of life for me. I just have this ominous feeling when I listen to music that no one can distract me from listening to the souls of other people. This is a similar feeling when I read a novel. I feel the emotions of each character like I feel the emotions of each singer or song writer in a certain song. The wings are representing the way my mind floats from happy thoughts to dark thoughts etc. I know they have different meanings in the tattoo world, but I am a free spirit, that can’t be contained in a box or a tight space other wise there will be explosions. I am talking metaphorically, but those that know me, or have met me will know that in fact I am a passionate person that loves anything to do with books, music, good design, and just general amazing weird generic things.
Back to my main point of this, Fred will be here later on in the day where I may do another blog with an image of him if I remember to do so.