Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Roker...
I took some photos from the balcony and pasted them together to produce a Hockney-esque panoramic view of Roker beach. I think I am going to include this image alongside the following fact...
"The distance between you and the horizon depends on your height above the water. A guide to calculating this distance is: square root (height above surface (in feet and inches) / 0.5736) = distance to the horizon (miles)"


Friday, 22 April 2011

Hey Mona...
I went into a local college on monday to help paint 4 gigantic Mona Lisa's for the set of a drama production, the faces were cut out and Munch's Scream was to be painted on the reverse side. I had to adapt the composition a little to suit the need, but it seemed to work. It took a couple of days but it was nice to get away from the fmp for a while to be honest because it's driving me insane.

And so it began.

The finished product (double sided, 8 in total).

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Yukio's catch...
I met a lad called Yukio on the pier the other day, he was fishing with his friend and had caught a little eel, too small to eat he decided to throw it back into the sea. Before he did so, he agreed to pose for a photograph with it, laughing as he said "too small, too small" over and over again, he was a happy chap.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Title page...
A very simplistic design for the title page of my fmp book. It's basically hand drawn type layered on top of a piece of driftwood I found on the beach. I went for quite a clean and organic design as the end pages, which lead onto the title page are pretty brash, so I thought I'd calm things down a bit. 
A rather large inconvenience...
Hours and hours spent changing details, closing accounts, altering contact emails and passwords and scanning for viruses (with what seems to be the slowest anti-virus on Earth).This would be fine and a bit of a change to the usual daily set up, if I didnt have so much other stuff to do! My head is done in, I think my brain is gonna go into shutdown at what is the most important time in my academic life! I'm going to write a list and therefore gain the ultimate satisfaction when I tick things off...except I cheat when I write lists cos I put things on that I've already done so I can tick them off straight away...charlatan.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Just a little something...
A little typographic design for my fmp. Nothing too thrilling but I like it, I think it has a simple charm to it. It sits alongside my previous post in my layout.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Pencil Sketch...
A page from my fmp, a book on Roker, exploring it's history, features and local characters. This chap was up in the park at the boating lake, with a canny impressive homemade model boat. I don't know if this is totally finished or not, I just want to push through to get some sort of content before making any further amendments.