Day 1 of 100 – An awkward start

Day 1 of 100 – An awkward start

For my 100 Days project I have begun with a self portrait. A digital line drawing with a ton of room for improvement but all I had time for today. The sensation of drawing on glass is almost nerve-wracking.

There seems to be a loss of control as the amount of friction I’m used to when using pen or pencil on paper is largely reduced. Not too shabby though for my first time drawing on a tablet. It would also help a lot if I were able to rest my palm on the surface!

#adobeideas #wacom #bamboostylus

100 Days Project 2013

100 Days Project 2013

This year I decided to have another go at the 100 Days of Design Project. I participated in it last year but chose an ambitious project and ended up only making it to day 10 before all my freelance work started backing up.
Although I didn’t even make it halfway I enjoyed the experience and could see the value in it and so determined to give it a better and smarter go this year.
For this year’s project I began with the following goal.

“My goal is to get back in touch with my long lost drawing skills. I aim to complete one doodle a day for the next 100 days.”

Within the first 10 days of beginning the project I came across some trouble again, however it wasn’t that I was running out of time (well actually I did a couple of days but I managed to get back on top of things)… the problem was that my project was too vague. I found it difficult to decide what to doodle each day until a couple of my doodles were of Audrey Hepburn & Elvis Presley. The old style of photography and black & white photos that I used as reference for my illustrations made it easier to illustrate and gave me some sense of satisfaction as I reacquainted myself with such iconic celebrities. This gave me an idea that led me to make a slight update to my daily project.

**Update** “My new project and goal is now to sketch one of the 100 most influential people of last century each day. This will give me an opportunity to learn more about these individuals and what they were known for. The 100 individuals are taken from the collection by TIME Magazine and information taken from Wikipedia.”

Throughout my project I use the Adobe Ideas app on my iPad with the Adonit Jot Pro and the Wacom Bamboo Stylus.

#iPad #adobeideas #wacom #bamboostylus #jotpro

MARAMA O TE TAU – Maori Calendar 2012-2013

MARAMA O TE TAU – Maori Calendar 2012-2013

This is the third desktop calendar I created for NZ Job Squad and Maori & Pacific Jobs.

As the two previous Maori Calendars (2010-2011 & 2011-2012), the calendar begins it’s measurement from the month that Matariki (Maori New Year Festival) begins.

This particular calendar focusses on the rich, native birdlife that can be seen throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand. The calendar contains 12 unique illustrations of a specific native bird species and includes a whakatauki or proverb that relates to that bird. The cover is a silhouette of an iconic NZ native bird called the Tui. Once again the cover has a unique die cut that allows the cover to fold into itself and become a stand. The cover is also wirebound to allow the user to flip the page over to the next month.

The clients, NZ Job Squad and Maori & Pacific Jobs, used this unique design solution as promotional marketing material that they send free-of-charge to their clients and potential clients.

 

Matariki-Maori-Calendar-1-2012-2013

 

 

 

 

Matariki-Maori-Calendar-2-2012-2013

 

 

 

MARAMA O TE TAU – Maori Calendar

MARAMA O TE TAU – Maori Calendar

This is the first desktop calendar I created for NZ Job Squad and Maori & Pacific Jobs while working at Native Council.

Named Nga marama o te tau – Maori Calendar 2010-2011, the calendar begins it’s measurement from the month that Matariki (Maori New Year Festival) begins.

The calendar contains 12 unique illustrations that are a visual representation of the whakatauki that has been used for that month. The cover is an image of some raranga work and has a unique die cut that allows the cover to fold into itself and become a stand. The cover is also wirebound to allow the user to flip the page over to the next month.

The clients, NZ Job Squad and Maori & Pacific Jobs, used this unique design solution as promotional marketing material that they send free-of-charge to their clients and potential clients.

 

Maori-Calendar-2010-2011

BOY – Crazy Horses Merchandise

BOY – Crazy Horses Merchandise

From the award winning movie BOY, by Taika Waititi ( http://boythefilm.com/ ) came these Crazy Horses T-shirts.

I worked on vectorising Taika’s own original artwork, preparing print files, recreating additional ‘chapters’ (Aotearoa, Auckland, Australia, East Coast, West Coast, America, Crazy Ponies & others) and print managing for all official Crazy Horses apparel.

This was done while working for Adrenalin Group & Native Council.

If you’re quick enough you might still be able to purchase your own Crazy Horses shirt on their website, www.nativebrand.co.nz

 

Crazy Horses Merchandise