I am a professional illustrator, providing illustration for books, magazines, posters and (rock band) merchandize . I also storyboard for film, tv, video games and tv ads. Teaching is just something I enjoy doing. Just an attemp to give something back. Not everything I post here will necessarily work for everyone.
Thursday, 3 October 2013
SEPT-DEC 2013:WEEK 2 - KEN ADAM SET DESIGNER AND OTHER STUFF
I think everyone has made a good start during the first two weeks of the course. Good work everyone. Just to recap on what I was saying in class, during my journey as an illustrator I discovered that one of the best ways to capture the dynamics and energy of of movement is to study your subject matter in action, whether it be human or animal. If the subject matter is not easily accessible at first hand, try and source recorded material whether it be on film (dvd,blueray or whatever) or youtube. These days you are able to access most reference material. All that is left for you to do is to study and apply it to your work.
For those who may want octopus footage (without having to look for it) here are a couple of clips.
and as the top half of the drawing , for the first exercise, is human , I thought you might like to study these clips.
Emma, in answer to you question about your achitectural work, Have a look at Ken Adam's work. He's a very prominent set designer for the film industry, responsible for the impressive sets for the early Bond films and Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove.
You Only Live Twice
Stromberg's floating island/hideout in The Spy Who Loved Me
You may be able to track this book down,
Ken Adam Designs the Movies: James Bond and Beyond
Here are some links to blogs and sites that display Adam's work