After my Outside In book, I did this project for my web class that unfortunately only functions properly on macs: HERE. I don’t understand why it won’t work on a PC. I tried it in every major browser and still. Sigh. Anyway, it inspired this more simple animation that I just did for another class. I guess it’s sort of a self-portrait because it’s all textures that describe me somehow.
Silly wordpress doesn’t allow animations, but if you click you can see it.
Finally the end of the semester is on the horizon of this week.
I just finished up my color theory final project. The assignment was to do whatever I wanted. That’s always a popular end-of-semester project, but it’s so intimidating! Because I don’t know how much work to do really. And I suspect that I didn’t do enough for this one. I guess I’ll find out at the critique tomorrow. But anyway, what I chose to do was create album art for my friend Marc Schulz who is a DJ by the name of DJ When. I had wanted to do it anyway so it just worked out that I had an open-ended project and no ideas except this. So what follows is the turn-in-for-class-get-it-done-on-time version. I’m sure he and I will sit down and rework things once the semester’s over, before they’re actually printed. Voila.
That’s my La Petite Joy Printing Press logo down there. I started putting the name on almost everything I print for school (illustration projects, silkscreen, photo books…) last fall. It just stuck.
It looks so simple and lame now. But I think that once the shit’s inside, it will serve its purpose well.
I’m happy with it I think. At least for now. It’s just a simple construction of folded card stock for the debut album. Once he’s rich and famous in like a week we’ll upgrade to fancy plastic cases and vinyl and whatnot.
I’ve been so obsessed with isometric grids lately, and even after this I’m still not tired of them. And I tried out some anaglyphs. Christopher thinks 3D glasses should be included, which of course would be cool, but would totally reveal the fact that they don’t work!
By the way I think everyone should know that this is my cat Stevesie right this second, asleep with his head on my knee, tongue halfway out, wif wittle twitching paws:
Next and final step is to make this into a flash thing with buttons to move between slides and subtle animation, but I can’t really post that here once I do it anyway so I’ll just show you a slideshow :
Starting to get some progress done on my newest color theory project. The assignment is sequential art based on an exciting/joyous/terrifying memory. I wasn’t too excited because, though I appreciate comics/graphic novels, I’ve never been interested in making one. But I’ve been dying to do some isometric pixel-land illustrations and I realized this is the perfect opportunity. Plus, the memory I chose is of when Christopher surprised me with a visit to my dorm in Tallahassee while he was still living in Atlanta freshman year. It was exciting, joyous, and terrifying. The only time before that we’d ever been in the same room was the day we met and we barely spoke. So up until he arrived, the whole story takes place via Facebook chat, Skype, and text message. Voila, digital age romance. Here’s what I’ve done so far. Not much narrative, just the title and characters. I’m really excited!
I’m not blonde and I don’t own a pink dress or purple shoes but I don’t think it needs to be completely representational of me specifically. The characters are just based on us and our story. This takes SO much longer than I expected. I’ve got a lot of work to do.
—> UPDATE <—
I’ve been sitting in Starbucks working on this for… I’d say… five hours now. LOOK!
Keeping the color schemes more consistent now and ditched the purple shoes. :)