Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Made In Melbourne Update

I've just been informed that the Made In Melbourne Festival at Fed Square has been moved from the outdoor stage at 8pm into BMW Edge at 9pm - apologies for any inconvenience.

My Art History: Armature

The armature for the aforementioned stop motion creature. It's about 14cm high and is made from aluminium, wire and car bog, with ball and socket joints made from pin heads, and little bolts that inconveniently needed tightening in-between shooting frames. A pain to animate, but not as bad as the wooden one I made a few years earlier.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

My Art History: Stop Motion Creature

With school out of the way I could now concentrate on designing the star of my next unfinished animated film. This time I managed to make an armature and some test footage at least, before my new PC arrived on the scene, enabling me to not finish anything in a much more effective manner.

Friday, November 26, 2010

My Art History: EV

Some final final year Industrial Design designs. This time it's a single-seater electric vehicle, featuring a suspended "active ride" cockpit that leans into corners. I also made a previs of it in 3D Studio 3 (my first ever 3D computer animation project).

Thursday, November 25, 2010

My Art History: Portable Computer

A tablet PC for industrial purposes, featuring a keyboard configured for single-handed use (1994). Left or right hand operation is accommodated via reconfigurable character LEDs within the keys.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Art History: Video Camera

One of my final year ID projects (1994). Note the fold-out/swivel screen concepts on the left; at the time, external LCDs were either built into the case or non-existent, and shortly after having conceived this idea a new camera came out featuring the exact same design... and it has been standard on video cameras ever since. Typical!

My Art History: Rumpelstiltskin

Cover illustration for my second MacMillan book. This one nearly cost me my design degree, since I had to miss a couple of weeks of classes in order to finish all 24 pages.  Acrylic and pencil, 1993.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Made In Melbourne

If you're wandering around in the city feeling a bit film festivally on December 1st, head over to the Federation Square main stage for the Made In Melbourne Film Festival, where The Passenger will be showing sometime after 8pm (on the big TV screen I presume). It's not-for-profit, with donations going to SecondBite.

My Art History will resume shortly.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Art History: 4x4 Recreational Vehicle

Automotive concepts for the distant future world of 2001 - as visualised in 1993.  Fineliner, marker, pastel, pencil and watercolour.

Monday, November 8, 2010

My Art History: And If You Should See The Giant...

A page from "How To Get To The Giant's House" by Virginia King. My first children's book commission, published by MacMillan Education. Gouache and pencil, age 20.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My Art History: Derelict Car

Like the car, this picture has seen better days. Painted in gouache from a photo. Age 19-20.

Friday, November 5, 2010

My Art History: Wild One

A not-quite-finished-but-close-enough technical illustration of my RC car. Gouache, or acrylic possibly. Age 19.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Art History: Boulder Planet

Scouts inspect strange markings during a surveyance expedition. Gouache I think, age 19-ish.

My Art History: Industrial Design

Assorted designs from my first year of Industrial Design. Age 18-19.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Art History: The Gigantic Monster

Front cover of a mock children's book, which was probably instrumental in my being recruited to illustrate actual children's books later on. Gouache on illustration board, age 18.

My Art History: Cognac

At 267 mm x 150 mm, this was more an exercise in arranging graphite atoms on a page than actual drawing. Referenced from a photo. Age 17-18.