Final year project
Children's Book Illustration [Read more]
Title Sequence Project
This image is a product of experimentation for one of my projects during foundation, Title Sequence Project. I came up with the idea for the animated stop motion video that presents the activity of baking as I have taken up the hobby most recently during the lockdown. I started to create characters so that it would appeal to all audiences or maybe even get children to try something new. I challenged myself to create this outcome through digital manipulation, which is very unfamiliar to me. By sketching and drawing the well-known objects that are related to the subject, I was able to delve deep into the theme of characterisation and bring objects to life.
Title Sequence Project
This image is a product of experimentation for one of my projects during foundation, Title Sequence Project. Much like the first image, I created characters through the inspiration of inanimate objects and bringing them to life by drawing on and adding human features such as eyes and mouths. From this, I experimented with the idea of emotion, expression and form. I started to look into different shapes and forms that an egg can be found in such as in a box, broken or fried. This challenged me to perceive this character in many arrangements, giving me lots of choices when it comes to a final product.
This image is a product of experimentation for one of my projects during foundation, Character Project. I had to create an animation that uses household objects, to which I had to find innovative ways to bring them to life. The image represents my development in exploring ways to convey a lifeless object by utilising emotion through facial features. For example, the screw tightener presents a shocked and scared expression to the audience. I showed this by looking at the importance of lines and shapes and especially the placement and structure of these features in curating characters.
This image is a product of experimentation for one of my projects during foundation, Character Project. Much like the other image, I was trying to find contrasting ways to draw upon facial expressions to bring the objects to life. With this I was able to experiment and develop my skills in illustrating different emotions, therefore, helping the audience recognise the object's reaction towards an action or event that has taken place. From this form of experimentation, I was able to move the object around showing the exploration of movement as well as visualise how I can manipulate the characters response within a stop motion animation.
This image is a product of experimentation for one of my projects during foundation, Character Project. This image is a continuation of developing and finding ways to turn these objects into characters by adding arms and legs. The features added, have been created from research and experimentation of lines and how manipulation can present different emotions. For example, the difference between straight lines and the lines shown in the image suggests a contrasting stance of how the character is feeling at that moment in time.
This image is a product of experimentation for one of my projects during foundation, Character Project. This image is a continuation of developing and finding ways to turn these objects into characters by adding arms and legs. The zig-zag lines for the arms and legs projects this emotion of nervousness and the object being scared of something. From this experimentation, I identified the importance of using lines and shapes to enhance, visualise and understand a character's emotions and reactions towards a certain event.
My design approach is very experimental, as I like to take risks with trying out different mediums and materials to create my outcomes.
My work is a combination of exploration and experimentation of materials and media, which are conventional and unconventional. I thrive in my development, improvement and willingness to take risks and testing out new methods in my outcomes, even if I feel as though they may not be as successful. Foundation has enabled me to take on this mentality to find strengths and flaws in elements of my work so that I can find solutions for them. I strive in research to back up and inspire my development as each project progresses. I hope to transport my strengths to continue onto a Graphic Design Degree so that I can pursue my career aspirations in the film and TV industry or even explore other design passions and interests along the way such as illustration and advertising.
Final year project
Children's Book Illustration
My work experience placement was completed at BlueCress Capital Ltd, which is a British- American hedge fund company. Even though the placement that I fulfilled isn't linked to the creative industry, I still learned so much about the importance of listening to others and how communication is key to success. Also, that teamwork and taking others advice/ ideas can be vital for improvement and development within the industry. By having translated this into my work, I have been able to help solve problems, exchange ideas and brainstorm possible outcomes with confidence through presentations with my peers.