Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Design to sell

My final piece of text for Design to sell, this will also be a notebook design. Song by Roger Miller.
I liked the prune text and the vines so much that I thought I'd combine all my favourites into one! even the clouds! oh beautiful.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Poster development

Here's my hand drawn typography to coincide with the tiger image. Due to the quote also being about cars I felt the need to draw some pipes, just so the text wasn't on its own either... I think some readjustment of the layout is in order because when the images are side-by-side, as they will be in my exhibition, the pipes look odd and the negative space seems to stand out quite a lot!

Digital plastic surgery

As you can see in the previous post, the jaw lines are all different. I wasn't too keen because the line work was slightly different to the rest of the image so I produced two more separate chins by tracing over the outline of the tigers jaw. I feel the top one here is now too smooth but I am very fond of the second one.
New skill learnt right here! I like to call it; 'Digital plastic surgery'... ace.

Sunday, 26 May 2013


Just some images to go with my currently-being-rendered next piece of text; 'You can't drive around with a tiger in your car'- Roger Miller.
The tiger is hand drawn with a 0.1 width fine line pen and given its skin in photoshop with a scanned tea stain experiment having had the saturation changed in photoshop, to a more orange tone.

Design to Sell development

After redrawing the text for this project several times, I finally got some good results. In previous projects I have been downgraded for using various pen sizes throughout the production of my text... not this time! Strictly size 0.1! I edited very little on both of these pieces. I removed the tacky backgrounds in photoshop and added the white and cream ones digitally, changed the contrast slightly so they were bolder but not so that I took any of the hand drawn feel away. I also cropped cloud shapes out of a pair of jeans I scanned in. fabulous.
I'm pretty impressed with the outcomes, although I have used clouds and rain, I tried to avoid using it so much. I often use them in  my work and I was worried it was becoming a bit 'samey' so I invented and incorporated a crazy wrinkle bush in with the prune text!
Ideally I want the prune text to be a humorous greetings card design and the foghorn text, along with another one yet to be completed, to be notebook designs.
As for the song writer information, I'm going to have it printed onto the back of the cards and notebooks so I don't get done for copywrite!
P.S. These songs lyrics are written by Lonnie Donegan and Frank Crumit.


The back of the zine had the requirement of having the Pylon Press logo and a few bits of information; my logo for this project, some web addresses, my name and a copy write symbol. done.

Page 16

The leaf at the bottom of this picture was suppose to represent 'Cinderella's glass slipper' in a natural way. It tells readers, along with the text, that the Robin has now gone, it brings an end to the story... until she returns again next winter.