Sunday, 19 October 2014

Studio II

My slowly growing collection of sketchbooks and my Olympus Trip camera.
The Olympus camera must be nearly 35 years old. it has been on every school trip and holiday that my brother and myself have been on growing up.
Still get great results from it. Best buy my mum made.
Taken with Impossible film Black and white 600

Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Mad Hatter

Johnny Deep as The mad hatter in Tim Burtons Alice in wonder land.
The mad hatter has got to be one of my favourite book and film character. 
I love all the different variations of costumes you find in costume shops. The dark mad hatter in black and white, and others in black and purple, and black and green.
Some of them in their own way look better then Johnny Deeps costume.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Sunday, 12 October 2014

The Mummy Returns

These posters are from my A'Level Graphics exam work. Well the AS level. Back in 2002
If I remember right the Brief was to design a poster for a film set in an Ancient tropical location.
The Mummy Returns came out in 2001, being set in 1933 in Egypt, and with the hunt for the scorpion king in a pyramid in the centre of a jungle.
The Poster above is based on the concept that it is printed on papyrus. a section at the top torn away with the face of the Mummy (Imhotep) showing. The image here was created with the help of my baby brother, with him being the victim of me bandaging his head so that I could get some images to use.
Hieriglyphs at top and bottom and the Pyramids of Giza in the centre.
Looking back at it now i should have put the style of image that is in the second design below, with a pyramid in the middle of a jungle. 
May be at some point I will do a high-bread design of the two designs.
After 13 years i'm sure that i can come up with a better design.
It will give me something to do dying the winter. :-)

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The Deck of Cards

My scattered pack of cards. Drawn on A4 white paper with pencil, and photographed with a Canon A460 Powershot on its sepia setting. The King, Queen and Jack are drawn with with only on head, this is because i have always wanted to design a set of playing cards with linking them to Tarot cards. There would be an obvious wright upend wrong way up.
Them having a link to their major card.
Linking each card suit to its Tarot suit.

"The Deck of Cards" is a recitation that was popularized in both the country and popular music fields, first during the late 1940s. This religious tale of a young American soldier arrested and charged with playing cards during a church service first became a hit in the U.S. in 1948 by country musician T.Texas Tyler.

"Cards" is set during WW2, where a group of US Army soldiers, on a long hike during a campaign in southern Italy, had arrived and camped near a town named Cassino. While Scripture is being read in church, one man who has only a deck of playing cards pulls them out and spreads them in front of him. He is immediately spotted by a sergeant, who believes the soldier is playing cards in church and orders him to put them away. The soldier is then arrested and taken before the provost marshal to be punished. The provost marshal demands an explanation, to which the soldier explains the significance of each card:

Ace: The one true God.
Deuce (two): The Old Testament and New Testament in the Bible.
Trey (three): The Holy Trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit/Ghost.
Four: St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, and St. John, evangelists and authors of the four Gospels.
Five: The two groups of five virgins who trimmed their lamps for a wedding. Five were wise (by saving enough oil) and were admitted, while the other five were foolish (did not have enough oil) and were shut out.
Six: God created the Earth in six days.
Seven: God rested on the seventh day, now known as the Sabbath.
Eight: The eight righteous people whom God saved during the Great Flood: Noah, his wife, their three sons, and their wives.
Nine: Of the ten lepers whom Jesus cleansed, nine of them did not even thank him.
Ten: The Ten Commandments God handed down to Moses.
King: God, the Father.
Queen: Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus and Queen of Heaven.
Jack or knave: Satan or the Devil.
365 spots: The number of days in a year.
52 cards: The number of weeks in a year.
Thirteen tricks: The number of weeks in a season, or quarter of a year.
Four suits: The approximate number of weeks in a month.
Twelve face, or "Picture" cards: The number of months in a year.

He then ends his story by saying that "my pack of cards serves me as a Bible, an almanac, and a prayer book." The narrator then closes the story by stating that "this story is true," by claiming he is the soldier in question.