Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Random find of the day that I find interesting: (Jason Chan)

While browsing on the internet today I came across the work of Jason Chan, an illustrator and concept artist who's work greatly appeals to my usual band of interests. I've even seen some of his work before i.e. the bioshock 2 concept work. Turns out he has a blog on blogspot too, so if you dig digital art (of a high standard) and want to see an extensive range of scenes and characters check out the link below:

An illustration by Chan for author Amber Benson's 'Among the ghosts'.

And here's one he did for Magic: The Gathering of a dragon. Just because...

...I like dragons.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Overdue update on 'Fiction' project progress

So, yeah, I have actually been working, just forget to blog about the work I've actually done...
I completed the 'everything drawing' and 4 ways task respectively. I enjoyed both but feel the book format of the 4 ways task is best suited for the outcome I want to achieve.
I have a personal love affair with the book/comic format so it just seems natural to go the route I'll enjoy most.

The crit last week was highly useful in terms of seeing how others have approached their texts and it's always a nice confidence boost when fellow students compliment your work. One in particular seemed really impressed with my fold-out experiment I did for one of the booklets in the 4 way task.

When talking with Luke, my tutor, I decided I shouldn't feel obligated to illustrate for the purpose of story telling and that I could do a book of vague glimpses of the Dunwich Horror itself. This came about because of my confession to him that I greatly enjoyed illustrating monstrous and macabre. He seemed to think if that was what I liked to do then I should do it. I think a few establishing shots for sense of place and moment will be sufficient enough to support a monster-centric story.

Since I'm such an fan of monster creation this whole process will hopefully be a breeze.

More updates soon.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Start of 2nd year

I've had a very long break.

One my brain seems intent on prolonging as the shock of actually having to use it again is still fresh, even at the end of my first week back at Camberwell.
However, despite having to readjust to the weekly routine, the 2nd year seems promising and fun. I see myself working harder this year. Even if that does sound like a cliche I think i genuinely want to prove something to myself. I want to feel like I've physically progressed in some form or other.
I'd love to see my intense way of working combine with the drawing styles of classicism. I want there to be a balance. Not just going one way or the other and feeling half accomplished.

The Fiction brief is 5 weeks long and that gives me ample opportunity to spend the next few weeks wisely and productively. I've already decided that I want my final outcome to be in the form of a book. My passion for writing and drawing will probably always draw me to the book format.

So yes, on with Lovecraft's Dunwich Horror I go.

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn and all that good stuff.