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PROCESS AND ARTIST RESEARCH

From the feedback from the previous unit it has been brought to me that my methodology and approach is not very contemporary. After the experimentation with watercolours at the beginning of this project and although I am not very familiar with this medium I have decide to take on the risk and produce the illustrations for my final project in watercolours. Hoping the unfamiliar medium will give some edge to my images.  Use of vibrant colours and absent line work will be in contrast to Lear’s book that was illustrated with nice little black and white line drawings.

I was hoping to inject more contemporary feel to the images by studying the work of illustrators Like Michal Gillette,

David Downtown

and Lucinda Rogers,

the established illustrators working with watercolors. The way David Downtown leads the viewer eye by painting parts of the image in details while the other parts of the image leaving untreated. That was something that appealed to me. The free flowing painted lines gave his images a fresh look.

I don’t use line work in my watercolour work and Not wanting to just bluntly copy his approach I represented the freeness of his stokes by embracing the edges of the colour washes, instead of trying to gradually blend them in.

Inspired by my ‘Rorschach tests’ I wanted to make images that looked like a puzzle made out of random shapes, colours and transparencies, where every piece of the puzzle is unique.

THEORETICAL RESEARCH

I explored the Uncanny in my negotiated practice as well as in my dissertation. Reading Reading Otto Ranks, Sigmund Freud and Mladen Dolar studies about the double and uneasiness that double evokes in people got me interested on subject of unique.

The subject is confronted with his double, the very image of himself (that can go along with the disappearance, or trading off, of his mirror image or his shadow), and this crumbling of the subject’s accustomed reality, this shattering of the bases of’ his world, produces a terrible anxiety.

Dolar, Mladen

My illustrations at Teenbook magazine

First issue of the magazine is out. It’s a sister magazine to already successful Sketchbook magazine. Magazine can be red here:

Screenshot of a page with my illustrations:

Feedback

Choosing the sound and sound effects

I spent a plenty of time deciding on music for my animation.

I imagined something melancholic but not too sad not too cheerful, but definately nothing ’emo’. Preferable not too much singing, (didnt want the lyrics clash with animation). Maybe orchestral, but not necessary.

On of my first thoughts for the sound was to ask my Dj friend to produce something for me. Later on changed my mind as came to realisation the style of his music wouldn’t fit the mood i wanted to set.

listening to countless sountracks alongside watching my draft animation I decide to use one of my first choices anyway. Found on the movie soundtrack to the Coraline animation. Not to sign too melodramatic, but when I have heard singer singing ‘tweet tweet’ when my humming bird appeared on scene, I thought that it is like tailor made for me.

It has little girl singing which suited me, but i did not understand the lyrics. Looking for translation I found out its composed by Bruno Coulais and recorded with the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, and the Children’s Choir of Nice …and…

and the lyrics are mix of french words that makes no sence and gibberish. And decision was made. Made up language for my made up setting. I could not not use this!

I was considering to use some of the sound effects, like wind in a trees, and bird noise..

But the deadline approaching I did not wanna do it just for sake doing it.. I don’t think they were necessary as girls voice is quite dominant and they would get probably lost next to it anyway.

Silence beneath the bark and thought of you

Just because this is plain awesome an also nice ‘symbiosis of traditional and digital – silence beneath the bark


Amazing pencil drawing type animation. Lovely fluidity, interesting narrative – thought of you:

I like the way the perspective and zooming and fozus is used is this one:

Pencil drawings in aftereffect and effective souneffect – Broken:

Valentine Card designs

It doesn’t add up

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