When proposing my concept to my tutors at university I was met with a lot of blank stares ad questions. Unless you’ve been watching the catwalk trends recently, then a lot of people don’t understand what Iridescent is.
Iridescent is an object or material that when shone at different angles reflects the colours of the rainbow.
I decided to create a series of posters that had descriptive words that explained what Iridescent was in different ways. This is to help someone understand it in more ways than one. For my final major project I may turn this into a book that is extended even further with descriptive sentences, materials etc.
The backgrounds I have used are macro shots of Iridescent material taken at different times of the day to encourage different levels of colour. Some of the other backgrounds are ombres I created out of lines in Illustrator.
Test idea for my Final Major Project ‘Survival and Extinction’ in College. The piece represents mental health and shows the struggles and hardships of it. With me as the subject of the painting, I decided to represent depression in it as I suffer from this myself.
For my foundation year Final Major Project I wanted to focus on my dream of becoming an astronaut and ended up sending my art to the stratosphere, which I would never have imagined possible before this!
Thank you so much to everyone who believed in me and backed the project on kickstarter and to everyone who helped and supported me. This wouldn’t have been possible without you!
At the moment our third year illustration class is having an interim show at the University of Northampton. This has given us the chance to take a step back and take a look at the progress we’ve made so far for our final end of year show, due this summer.
I have quite a few development drawings up from my sketchbook, where you can see i’m still figuring things out for how the whole thing is going to look. I guess so far I’ve broken down everything into it’s individual elements and next i’ll be thinking about composition.
Here is a closer look at the 5 final poster designs. My intention was to create them as a set therefore I purposely kept the black on yellow background consistent. I experimented with a range of colours from white, black and different tones of yellow and felt the present / final designs communicate the greatest impact. Although bees are significantly yellow and black, I intentionally carried out this colour scheme as they are associated with danger. In this case, the danger is, bees are vastly becoming extinct which is a huge problem as pollinate a third of our food supply. Portraying this message was key and enabled me to reduce the use of type and imagery to a more minimal and simplistic style.
I’m currently working on a project around mental health awareness and removing the stigma attached to it. It’s something I’m extremely passionate about; which is why I’ve chosen it as my final major project for my course before I progress onto uni.
A project I’m doing within that is a project called “WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY”, and it’s a project whereby I ask people what makes them happy. I will be putting up posters around and allowing people to take a post it note, write what makes them happy, and stick it onto the poster - and then I will have a conglomeration of things that make people smile.
But since I can’t do that in the physical sense online - I wanted to ask you all to reply to this post with what makes you happy. It can be as long or as short as you want (you don’t have to explain if you don’t wish), or it can be multiple, it’s up to you. I will then gather all answers, put them onto post-it notes and then make a poster.