Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Orwell's 1984 book cover

Update #2 of the day actually came around! Got insanely bored so here we go.
Saw that my portfolio was severrely lacking a book cover and literally every graphic designer has a book cover in their portfolio so I'm joining the crowd. Huzzah. 
I only did the front cover as I didn't want to invest -too much- time into it when I've still got a boat load of work to do.

I've uploaded two variations, one with a drop shadow, one without. I like them both (especially how irregular the drop shadow affects the tree. Too much copy and pasting!) but prefer it without the drop shadow. The concept was to, following the outline of the book, illustrate how an organism could essentially brainwash the world. And I certainly couldn't just draw a bunch of ants.. So you have a tree! 

Anyway, I need a break now! 

New T-shirt design

Got one more design today, hoping to bash another out by the end of the day but got a serious case of man flu going on and getting stressed at 100mb PSD files really can't be helping. Anyway on to it. Pretty basic design using a few layer manipulations and custom brushes. 
Got the design first alongside how it looks on the shirts themselves, both loose sweat shirts. Following the trend of the hipster. /sigh

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Greyscale or Skintone?

Well I've been getting my vector hat on. Really, really dislike vectors solely because of the stress and time they consume but I finally got around to sitting on my ass and doing one. Only problem I face now if which one do you guys prefer? I like them both so I'm not really fussed on either, I just can't bear to sit another six hours detailing hair :D

I still need to add a gradient in the top left corner just so it doesn't appear to be shadows coming from nowhere and there's quite a few mistakes on both but I really only id this to practice my illustrator knowledge as I think I've gave him a bit of neglect the last few weeks. Anyway, cheers! 

Friday, 1 November 2013

Cocktail poster

Back again with only the one this time.
Cocktail offer for this weekend at the job

Literally took something stupid like 130 photos (on my s3, pro photographer right here!) to get two images (the cauldron and the Kraken/Absolute) that were still pretty awful and noisy. Easily fixed with covering them up with a few vectors and gradients I suppose!
Easy way of passing two hours at work whilst it was completely dead.

Kinda like it, even if it is rather generic. Having to save it as a PNG opposed to a PDF kills me inside a little though...