Friday, 28 June 2013

Newcastle

I had an awesome Wednesday, did you lot?

I went shopping in Newcastle for work clothes and a graduation dress. I feel my novelty t-shirt and jeans look isn't going to cut it, and I'm going to attempt smart casual, I will have to interact with clients for all over including Bloomsbury so I need to make a good impression!

Newcastle is awesome for a few reasons, a one of those is the comic shops, I was always more of a manga person till I started uni, and then I came to understand how much I limited myself using that style (don't get me wrong I do love it but its good to be flexible..) Anywho! My friends are big comic nuts and always go on about them so I decided to be adventurous.

I got Adventure time but! I got the Fiona and Cake ones as they're super awesome, I also got some Superior Spiderman which too was pretty neat.

I went to the Baltic (An Art gallery) and it had this really neat exhibition by Fabrice Hyber, a French born artist. I was absolutely blown away by his installation piece at the Baltic, the closest to taking Yoshitomo Nara's top place in my 'Baltic's best exhibitions' mental collection.

I think my favorite part was when you had to open up shacks and different elements happened, like the wind tunnel.








There was also a washing line piece, where he hung strips of cloth in rows with drawings and thoughts on them and you could run through it.





Despite being 22 I ran through it it quite a few times with my friends.

You can read more about the exhibition below :-)

https://www.balticmill.com/whats-on/exhibitions/detail/fabrice-hyber  < you can see more there about it~

©CSalkeld2013

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Cats

My dad is in hospital, he wants pictures from me so he knows I've visited because he can't remember. Pictures he will get >:U

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Waterfall

I saw a lovely piece of work the other day and thought the process was really interesting, I then started to do my own attempt out of curiosity and decided to colour it very quickly~

Basically I made the foundations of my city out of item on my desk :)



It's not exact, obs but mostly due to doing it by eye and taking the photo after in different light. It's nice to be able to just draw ;v;

©CSalkeld2013



Friday, 21 June 2013

FMP

I can't really post it up yet till I get it in a few festivals but I completed my FMP Umbras! yay~

That said it doesn't stop me posting some of the preproduction for it does it?


We started off originally with animals, the main theme being social interactions..
And then it changed, it was set deep in a forest and one of the characters became human
I called him Nic and gave him a pet called Rocco, you can see some of the design work below.


It began to dawn on me here that what I was creating (by myself also) was not only a big task to get Nic's story correct but to also finish to a good standard, despite this I boarded 2 ideas, heres part of the first..



I spoke to a lot of people and we agreed that it was a massive undertaking so I decided to go back to the drawing board and go with KISS. (Keep it simple Stupid) This said I wanted to keep the theme but play on emotions, keeping it simple I wanted to give it depth, and as such I moved toward textured styles. Below is a Gouache, Ink and house paint piece of concept art. Whats more lonely than space?


 < This was the first and probably the purest representation to what I wanted to show, a relationship that could never really succeed in an intimate level, the closest a shadow and the sun can be is acquaintances or a friendly stranger anything more and it could be damaging to both. I wanted the shadow to be eager for company, born from the suns light it's the first thing to looks to for it..
I loved the texture Conte crayon and china markers gave the shadow and thus I tried to emulate that when animating. 

©CSalkeld2013