A couple of weeks ago, I took part in the University Of Portsmouth: Game Jam…. it was a week of working 9 – 5 with a lunch break in between, working in a team to build a game in a week. We had three themes to work with, Canadian Master Chef Episodes, Water Jousting and Sickle Cell Anaemia. Safe to say, all the outcomes were pretty awesome, my team named Pickle Shark, based out concept on Master Chef and Water Jousting, you can see the out come here.
It was very fun and I learned how easy it was to create UI Graphics. (yeah… all right, I did the easy bit… the programmers and the other artist did the harder work).
Other news, I’ve applied to several design opportunities, unsure if anything will happen but trying to stay hopeful. Also, in two weeks I will be exhibiting at New Designers – Part 2, which is going to be exciting!!!!
In this break, I have been practising some lettering, which can be seen on my Instagram, among type hunting and a Ziggy Stardust Scarecrow, which became a bonkers Friday night… Who knew there was such a thing, called a ‘Scarecrow Festival’? It’s pretty insane and fun too!
That’s all for now folks
The Graduate show, on Friday evening, was great! I spoke to many people, including the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, he was a lovely man very interested in what we do in the Graphic Design Basement Studios, also spoke to many visitors, had long conversations about Adrian Frutiger and my work / others work. Really enjoyed the evening and was honoured to exhibit with my peers and friends.
The day before, I purchased a screen printing set, from the art store….and this gave me ideas to start making prints… GOOD prints… for personal projects, while applying for a career in Graphic Design. The aim of the game, (I’ve had this inclination for a while, but never got round to starting) is to sell these prints on. Perhaps at events such as Comic Con, Waterways / Craft festivals and see how and where it gets me.
I think I might start small and get into the Free Art Friday community, perhaps even document my adventures / progress on my new found Instagram account, Twitter and on this blog as well.
I’ve had an idea as a starting point. The nursary rhyme, ‘One for Sorrow’ about the superstitions around Magpies. It’s got so many versions and I want to do them all!!! Perhaps even to start off with, to practice hand lettering, screen printing and on screen. The reason is, since I heard the rhyme and Band of Skulls: Patterns, the rhyme has had a bit of an impact on me. I’m not majorly superstitious, other than Fate, Destiny and everything happens for a reason, ghosts / kindred spirits kind of thing. (Still… not majorly, but enough to be open minded).
Updates on progress to come soon!