Type.Face / Illustration / Colour print
Portrait & mixed Type is the outline for this project, in a layout that worked well as a composition of colour / content.
A project that is a personal challenge and one that will be ongoing as a small series.
Without giving away to much detail of the specific background to the series, it is to have a bolder message as the overall theme.
The above image was a case study that started in digital and progressed to be more analog in practice with the result being a very good healthy balance of the two combined.
Analog + Digital Graffiti / Type / Texture
The texture that I was keen to execute as a digital visual, was a simulated rough surface that has been sprayed with aerosol. With this in mind, I always seek to put together designs that have multiple uses across the board.
Starting off with a complex looking but basic layout as a pen background, the type and layer fade is all the project needed.
First phase was a template with the letters cut out of card. Initially wanting to do a painted type print, the paint was an incorrect mix and it looked wack.
Second was a mock up on cartridge paper to check the composition. The cut letters were then scanned, including the texture, and the handwriting. The final draft was put together in layers, with colour content added for the aerosol look and minor special effects. It would have been cool to use canned paint for the entire piece, nevertheless an enjoyable project and one to push forward.
Pixel and texture are the main aspects of the image. Rather than use purely digital artwork, I have been quietly trying new methods of creating texture. My focus is on the decay of beauty, as in, the fall of the ego as we are stretched apart in all directions by our ever increasing surroundings of illusion. Seeing things for what they really are by means of moving out of focus with these surroundings and to seek internally, let that guiding light shine forth.
I am seeking to make a transition in art. Forming a breakdown of parts and leaving blank space or thought in its place intrigues me. The balance for me would be to show growth / decay within the ‘inbetween’ phase of an image where they would both merge before the finished article becomes neither one or the other. Question also what you are looking at and by what medium or media? Question everything.
By following other artists it gets easier in time to interpret messages that they put forth. This in turn holds a certain resonance, something that on some level one can relate to.
We continue to learn at the drawing of each breath. I remain thankful to my peers. KDU for Life!