Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Two Sides of the Same Coin

Something I doodled during a lecture, and one of many of my many entries to the Christmas Card Competition (it became a self portrait, I didn't intend it to).

I originally scanned this at 1200 DPI but the server couldn't digest it, so I had to demote it down to 300 :( . I get more pleasure out of badly drawn astronauts doing funny things than serious and more considered stuff. I don't know why.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

An apple a day is a good amount of anti-oxidents

I've been embracing healthy eating with a passion, since I lost a bit of weight over the summer. I was never really interested in food, but now, mmm, the herbs, the flavours, the wonderous things you can make healthily from scratch. I guess its been moving out thats done it for me; I'm on a tight budget so I can choose between fueling myself with cheap rubbish or fueling myself with cheap goodness. Goodness won. I'm so dissapointed my whole childhood I never learnt to coook. My mum tried, I wasnt interested (partly because I wasn't interested in what she cooked) and also the school system. Shame on you Thatcher! Two (now nearing three!) generations of people who never learnt to cook at school. They feed their fat little thre year olds pizza and processed chicken nuggets in way bigger portions than they should have and counting chips as a vegetable, just because they were never taught any better at school. Lucky for me I skipped a generation (my mum was born in the 50's not the 70's hooray) so atleast my mum had her "domestic science" o level to feed her and her family. It seems as we all got older my mum didn't have as much time to cook from scratch as she used to, and it became the dark few years of ready meals. But Not I'm moved out, I buy my own shopping 60% of which is fresh veg. I cook! It's so much. I drove the change myself. I quit coke and oh my goodness would you believe it I don't miss it at all. Now I am ranting. Here's somebody who I know will teach me a lot in the future, but you have to make the change yourself.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Test Collage

 Acrylic paint on cardboard, charcoal and chalk pastel details. The bin is pencil cut out and glued on top, and the character is pen and ink on paper cut out and glued on. I was trying out an Oliver Jeffers type thing. Now I've decided my book will be landscape a4 but owell! It was useful.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Tentative Charecter Designs


For the narrative project we been 'a working on. I've been calling him Giuseppe, Joe and Tony, though he'll probably end up un-named, since its a silent book anyway. He's about 25 and works as a dish washer in an Italian restaurant in Plymouth, and adopts a lost little dog and lives happily ever after. 

Saturday, 9 October 2010

When I get the money and the helium...

Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.

The new blogspot uploader is reeking havoc with my computer and it wont let me uplaod my own stuff, so untill I figure out how to go back to the old way, enjoy this video I cam across. It's so easy. I'm so totally doing that! In a couple of years, when I can afford to have a disposable iphone.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Narrative and Character Workshop - intoducing Chuck Anderson!

      Interesting day working with charecter, narrative and trying to figure out whether the macguffin in Back to the Future is the Delorean or the Doc. Session concluded with a quick sketch of a random character created right on the spot: