Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Underground Alphabet

Timmy Timm Timms

Timothy Treadwell...the man who loved the thing that killed him. For those who are in my group doing this dude, you should know that he actually had a pretty impressive life. Ducking the National Park Guards, understanding grizzly bears, giving them names, and hanging out with them for 13 summers with his lovely girlfriend; but wait! it gets better, they actually did a film based on his life and he invented a group that protect these bears called Grizzly People.

Nice touch there, Tim

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

The wonders of Iggy Peck, Architect.

This was from ages ago when we were looking at space and place. And whilst Penny and I were looking through out Iggy Peck book, we discovered a page with ALL of our lecturers on it....
Spooky stuff indeed!
Please click to see the names clearer! =D

once apon a pixle

Monday, 8 November 2010

Mr Bingo - Group Visual Analysis

Text to be posted! Just add what you can to the headings below:

Visual qualities/Formal elements


mono print in black on yellow paper; contrast light & dark; intense; primary colour & black.

Contrasting, strong colours.

yellow and black!



2D shapes

fairly simple


Sillouette; strong vertical images with right angle text; unbroken edge.


images of human arms same size as guns to create mirror image/reflection


Typography looks like it is cut out of paper; the images of the arms & guns look like from photos but simplified - has an overall lino-cut look


Hands & guns look realistic like shadow/photogram


strong grid structure; upper & lower images laid out to look like reflection

either side of text


symmetical; uniform visual syle; contrast soft shapes of hands with mechanical shapes of guns

Focal point

Use of same visual style overall allows viewer to concentrate on 'reading' message

from top hands & arms raised - text explains - examples of guns


simple 'handmade' look, simplified sillouettes make pattern


strong suggestion of upward/downward motion

suggestion of space - crowd of children with arms raised

table with collection of guns laid out

Expressive qualities/Content & meaning

What is the subject matter?

Political/ humanist/protest/ campaign to protect children being used in armed conflict

Does it have a visual style?

handmade lettering- punk style

lino-cut/block print - textile printing

sillouettes - puppet theatre

What do you think it represents/symbolizes?


What do you think the illustrator was trying to communicate?

strong message to protect vulnerable children

What is your gut reaction to it?

simple; powerful & clever play on words

What feelings does it provoke?

shock that this situation exists; fear of the number of different kinds of guns that exist

Sara Fanelli - Group Visual Analysis

Group Visual Analysis - 2nd Nov

Visual/Formal qualities


Dominant red, vibrant and complimentary

Big contrast between light & dark tones – full spectrum of tonal ranges

Basic & bold, intense rich colour palette


Flat 2D forms – use of geometric shapes

Shapes build up human-like features


Scratchy, harsh lines, unusual angles

Scribbles and curves juxtaposed with straight lines

Both hard and blurred edges

Indication of movement/direction through arrows and lines


Painted on wood? Spray painted using stencil?

Ready made, found background? Spray painted down a dark street?

Print? On metal?

Digital? Hand drawn?


Lots of visual texture – gritty and edgy, scratchy and rough


Repetitive triangular shapes

Visual rhythm from alternating middle section



Focal point

Eyes emphasized by their detail in contrast to the rest of the image

Head, eyes in bold, dark beak/nose

White face highlighted through tonal contrast to the rest of the image

Direction of shapes and lines from left to right


Unusual perspectives

Blurry edges suggest movement/energy

Suggestion of motion – winged shape

The whirlwind tummy

Expressive qualities/Content & meaning

What is the subject matter?

Birdman, reminiscent of the child catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Does it have a visual style?

Reminiscent of Dada imagery – uneasy, unusual angles

What do you think it represents/symbolizes?

Text at the bottom: ‘voler, volare!’ (French then Italian for ‘to fly’)

The reds are not warm an welcoming – more ‘keep away’ & ‘danger’

What do you think the illustrator was trying to communicate?

Sense of freedom? Or sense of dread?

What is your gut reaction to it? What feelings does it provoke?

Intense & violent, dark and sinister - not a positive vibe.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


Thought i would post up my favourite blog at the moment, if you're in to monsters then you will love this, its updated pretty much daily and is very good for some monstery illustration inspiration!