Thursday, 18 March 2010

Wicked Cool Animation...

Kilroy ATTACKS!

Yesterday was a Flash workshop and I made a TOTALLY WICKED COOL animation starring Robert Kilroy-Silk and his freakishly large hand! Just click here or the matey above to see it. I dont know about you but I'm sure this is on the verge of being a Pixar blockbuster.
But seriously though I've had a lil' mess around with Flash before so already knew about the basics like tweening and that after doing a couple of online tutorials. Including one where I created a simple animation of a bouncing ball, which you can see here or by clicking on the ball below.

Bouncing Ball

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

So I cut some glass yeah...


...and made some pretty windows!?! Well technically they are part of a book cover for the Art Nouveau project I am currently doing. A more detailed post will follow soon when the project is over, but the basic idea is the class was split into design teams focused on different art movements, I am part of the Art Nouveau team. The designs for this glass are inspired heavily by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The designs were created in Illustrator, printed actual size to act as a stencil for the glass and then also to help reassemble the jigsaw of glass pieces. Although the process was frustrating and tedious at times I really enjoyed learning the new skill and creating something with my hands. More pictures to follow.


Thursday, 4 March 2010

Time Waits For No Man...



I think Twitter is an interesting thing, not only is it a good way to keep in touch with friends, but I also think it is a valuable resource as a graphic design student. Whether it be free fonts or textures from @freeloadthis, interesting articles about design from @smashingmag or just the everyday thoughts of other designers, Twitter is simple and quick way of seeing useful resources. Anyway I digress, after following awesome designer Kerry Roper on Twitter for a while, I noticed he posted a competition to win one of his prints 'Time Waits For No Man', which I happen to like. So I took the 2 seconds to do what it said to enter the competition and thought nothing of it, however the following day I surprised and well pleased to find out I had won!! Two weeks later I had an excellent limited edition print hanging from my bedroom wall, so I just wanted to say THANKS MR ROPER!!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Order in the Court!!

How do you punish someone in an AUCB court of law?? With a dance-off of course!!