Thursday, 17 May 2012

Seen this nice piece of editorial design on the behance network. I thought the use of patter overlying the images worked well to the composition and is something i may draw as inspiration to develop upon

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

This is a development towards my final piece for my magazine cover for the 'Little White Lies brief' I noticed that my character did look right on the page. His jacket i did in digital media, and I knew it would be hard to gain texture but I wanted to have mixed media feel. However the jacket looked flat, plain and boring so i added some brushes to it to make it look more 3D, rugged and worn. In the background i also scanned in some drawings i did of L.A streets which i feel give a bit more depth and interest to my piece. I have also added a filter to the actual facial portrait which gives it a smoother texture in contrast to the jacket.

Monday, 14 May 2012

these are 2 double page spreads i designed. I think they look quite professional and minimal much like the work of editorial designers Fabian Baron and Alexey Brodovitch who i researched and drew inspiration from. The top spread contains an image that i edited in photoshop, which i played around with the color curves and changed to a black and white image to suit the atmosphere of the spread. I was also inspired by swedish design for the 1st spread using a a large sans serif style 'R' with contrasting text layered over the top. The bottom spread consists of a watercolor i completed which has also been edited in photoshop to help it merge in with the rest of the layout. I applied a filter which enhanced the darker tones of the image.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Editorial layout designs by Alexey Brodovitch. I love his elegant simplistic style which always makes for a beautiful composition

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

This is a tonal pencil study i completed of Ryan Gosling the main character in drive i think it will work well in a final piece due to his body language which describes his personality well in the film.

Friday, 4 May 2012

This is my developed magazine design cover. I used some watercolour brushes in the background using blue and pink as i felt they represent the period and style which is the 70's and i also think they symbolise L.A well which is the location of the film. I scanned in my pencil study portrait and adjusted the colour curves and gradient map to give it a smoother texture which would look better on the shelf. I think the jacket could have been better i used a montage technique to build up the jacket but looking back now i realise it doesn't work. I am quite pleased with the look of the typography as i think it fits the composition well.