Thursday, August 20, 2009

Just like magic!

Know what this is?

Rainbow pencils are amazing. How did I not notice this as a c... on Twitpic

It's a stick of awesome. Also known as a magic pencil.

It really is magical, though. See, it has a multi coloured lead, so when you draw with it, the colours change as it wears down. And don't tell me they're for kids, because KOH-I-NOOR makes a really good one, and I like it too much to be told it's immature.

Anyway, it's been a lot of fun on the class drawing trips we've been on lately. This drawing was from the petting zoo at Willowbank... the goats kept putting their head through the wooden fence, and getting their horns stuck. Fully adorable.

Farmyard Debauchery

See what I mean? Everything looks better when you draw it with a magic pencil!

Also, I learnt something interesting at the petting zoo: Goats and sheep have rectangular irises. Surely I should have known this, living in NZ, the land of sheep related bestiality jokes... but instead I freaked out when I saw their eyes.... and everyone was like "so what?".

Oh well. I guess it just proves I'm not like these guys, then. Heh.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sneak peekery

I have a sort of big presentation for my double graphic design assignment on Monday... but in the meantime, I'll hand out a sneak preview of what I've been up to as of late...

The brief was to team up with the interior designers at course to design a logo and other fun things for a second year fashion students from downstairs. Confusing stuff. But more on that later. Why don't you just look at the pretty pictures while I collapse in a twitching heap of caffeine and misprinted paper?

I think this might be the final logo. What do you think? on Twitpic
^ Logo design

Kerrie is a little on the gothic fantasy side of fashion, but her stuff is pretty cool. I figured I might as well go a little more mainstream accessible... hence, you get a logo with eyes growing out of it. She was also interested in mens fashion, so I went for a more unisex logo... I think. Maybe. I tried.

Currently working on: scary tree lady. on Twitpic

This was a screenshot from the poster as I was working on it. Note that it is zoomed out to 16.7%... I'm surprised I'm able to type at all! There were a lot of branches in the end, I'm so happy with the way it turned out!. But that is for another day when I have regained my ability to control my eyelids.

Seriously. It's 8pm and I'm gonna crash. Goodnight, and see you!

EDIT: Apparently, I was too tired to link to the photos properly, and so this post was actually about nothing for a while. Kimbyfail. Sorry about that, guys.