Alexisonfire were amazing, just AMAZING. So good it hurt (and it did a little). If it’s not the best gig I’ve been to it’s certainly one of the most entertaining.
It was lovely to be in Leeds again, even if it was for a short while it was beautiful to see Kell as well :) Though the train ride back was plain ridiculous, left Leeds at 12:40, change over in Doncaster, left there around…15:13, got home at 17:21, just too much time travelling. But all in all a great couple of days :D
I like deviant art, it’s a great chance to see some seriously awesome work. Sadly it has been attacked by terrible incarnations of manga, there is nothing unique about that style, it was once an individuals style, now it’s so commercial all the kids are copying it. I am super fed up with it taking up so much damn space. guuuuuh.
end of rant.
On the lighter side? Brownies and buttercream icing is super yum!
Sitting here watching Zombieland, thoroughly enjoyable and I’m still slightly jumpy…tense films are not my forté. Total joy at accomplishing the film poster design today. Hangovers can bring miracles it seems :)
This is a 10 hour project. Its illustrations in a sketchbook. From the museum of life. So far I’ve worked out it’s about 2+ hours per page. I’ve done 8 pages. And still feel the need to finish off the other 5.
…and that is why I don’t ask for rhubarb pie in Finland.
Inspiration almost failed me today, alas I got hold of post cards, string and masking tape, a mess it may be, but its organised and takes up space on the page.
Aside from that its a rather lethargic day, design will have to wait whilst my brain kicks into gear slowly. Much point in this post? If you go to pointless lectures you will suffer with no drop of fun in your brain to translate into pretty pictures.
So, after the hype of “whoo, frick yeah! UNIIII” is over, I now have this sinking feeling that I’ve gone back in time and started college all over again. I really thought this was meant to “push” us, but so far all I have found is (in graphic design) that all they want us to do is scribble, avoid computers and focus on cut, stick, glue, doodle. I am wondering what the point is of two years at college studying graphic design, learning the basics of the essential programmes, buying a mac ready for use, only to be told at uni “please only use traditional methods, we don’t want to see photoshop or illustrator used” I can understand it may be to help those who came from sixth form, but they chose this course, they should learn the methods. I am worried that the work the lecturers enjoy is scruffy at best, mostly looking like a 5 year old had drawn them. I do enjoy rough drawings, but there needs to be a point where at least some effort was used?
On the light side Illustration is coming on leaps and bounds, in both the lesson and life drawings, in that area I feel as if I am learning, being pushed beyond my comfort zone and being rewarded for my effort. It is only week 4 so I’m hoping some progress is made soon altogether.