Stikkordarkiv: Sketches/Learning

Dagtavletegninger til barnehagen

Siden i sommer har jeg jobbet med å tegne nye dagtavletegninger til barnehagen. Disse bruker vi om morgenen til å prate med barna om hva vi skal gjøre den dagen.

Sjekk butikken for å bestille. Her er de jeg har laget så langt:

Remember to visit the post office in time this christmas

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Created while working for ASKO reklame, this illustration illustrated the fact that you should get your packages sent early for the holidays. Meny Sletten is a grocery store that also handles mail, and for various reasons, they didn’t have as much space as they’d have liked this christmas, so they needed a poster. I was given the copy (along the lines of “in latin, ‘post’ means ‘later’, but during this christmas season, we reccommend you get your post sooner, rather than later” – it works better in Norwegian) and started sketching.

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My first ideas centred around the romans, seeing as they spoke latin and all. There’s a lazy Cæsar dismissing the postal servant, the legionary who’s to busy fighting barbarians to handle the post right now. I’m also quite happy with the one where Jesus Christ recieves his christmas gifts too late, but we concluded that they were a bit too indirect – so I went for an idea partially inspired by Gaston Lagaffe’s chaotic mail room.

I started out with pencils (the writing says “next!”):forTusj

..inking and shading was done on paper as well

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Then the image was scanned, I pulled the blue shading onto a separate layer, tweaked the hue and saturation, and set to multiply, along with the layer with the lineart. Underneath, I painted flat colors with a plain photoshop brush tool.

Exquisite corpses

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Last week at a roleplaying session, we started doing what I’ve now found out are called exquisite corpses. Armed with the knowledge that what we did was, in fact, not silly children’s games, but subversive surrealist art, I decided to ink up the plain pencil drawings we made, and make some proper pieces out of them.

Some of my older posts only have small images. This is one of those posts, sorry about that.

We started off pretty straightforwardly with this two-parter: Fortsett å lese Exquisite corpses

Testing Onone photo tools

I recently bought my upgrade to CS5, just before a promotional giveaway, where I could choose between 30 days of tutorials, a font that’s sort of like Minion but with a bigger x-height — and a Photoshop plugin.

I picked the Photoshop plugin, and I can now choose whether to make my photos look like they’re hipsterriffically vintage or part of a bland European advertising campaign. Thanks Onone!

Jokes aside, the plugin contains a range of preset actions with effects that are commonly used among professional photographers, including ones that simulate analogue effects such as cross processing. The interface seems kind of unfinished, but it’s fairly intuitive.

I didn’t see a single effect that couldn’t be achieved by using what’s already in Photoshop, but it’s a lot faster to combine several complex effects using this. Some of the effects do have that good «workhorse» feel to them, but many of them feel more or less like tired clichés. Even tired clichés can be useful, though.

I went for a more subtle effect on the image below.

Some of my older posts only have small images. This is one of those posts, sorry about that.

Original photo:

 

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After 16 different effects, mostly with low levels of opacity: Fortsett å lese Testing Onone photo tools

Guess which film I just watched

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Say what you want about the plot of Tron Legacy, the visual style and the music is some of the most inspirational and striking stuff I’ve got from a movie for quite a while.

Knocked the above out in an hour or so after watching it while listening to the soundtrack. Drew up the basic composition in Illustrator, exported to Photoshop to add some grit, and just had a grand old time.

Illustration and installation

Model made by Ingar Midtbø

An outdoors-stage for the local theatre. From a school project this fall, concept developed together with classmate Ingar Midtbø.

The stage would host free plays directed at children, providing a more outward community-oriented profile for the theatre.

The actual stage is a small amphitheatre dug into the ground, so it interferes as little as possible with the facade. Lighting is installed in, on and around the stage, giving plenty of flexibility for creating different moods.

Some of my older posts only have small images. This is one of those posts, sorry about that.

Trees, sculptures and the landscape around the stage is modified to allow less conventional seating, and to provide a fun place to climb and play when the stage isn’t being used by actors.



figures made by Ingar Midtbø
Sketches for more!

Trying out my new tria markers

Super professional smelly markers.

Some of my older posts only have small images. This is one of those posts, sorry about that.

Paper bag, curtesy of Deli de Luca:
Paper bag

A guy with lots of colors, I think this could be a nice direction to take with these, at least if I use paper that bleeds less:

guy with purple, green and blue shadows

The tria markers do work differently from other markers, the strokes seem to flow into eachother more, and if you aren’t careful, you end up with an image that looks like it’s been drawn with the standard soft brush in photoshop. Please don’t make images using only the standard soft brush in photoshop, it looks sloppy.

I also got myself another pentel brush-pen, replacing the one I lost. More heads! Used the tria markers for shading:

big haired person in black and blue

No I don’t know what’s going on with the hair on these :l