Friday, 28 March 2014

FMP Day 12

Today was another slow day. I finished off my icecream girl illustration, and I'm head-over-heels for it. I will definitely put it towards my final pieces, she'll definitely be a sticker and if she's big enough, a shirt, too. Maybe even a big badge.

Other than that I experimented with the heat press!
Next lesson, I intend to:

  • Start woodblock processes
  • Finish research for good
  • Finish more badge and sticker illustrations

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

FMP Day 11

Today I started doing digital versions of my badge and sticker designs! It's super exciting to see things starting to form!
I also started to ready myself for more lino work. I also did a few pages of research. All in all, it was an okay day! Next lesson, I plan to:

  • Finish a sticker design and start another, for a total of at least three once complete
  • Finish badges (or try to)
  • Work on my lino

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

FMP Day 10

Today I started a lino cut of my logo. And I'm not happy about it. I hate lino. Other than that, I did a bit more research. I'm starting to worry about my work load. I really suck at printing, and I have so much to do...
Oh dear.
For next lesson, I intend to do the following;

  • Finish my lino cut
  • Experiment with the printing
  • Design an ukiyo-e outcome
  • Finalize research

Today was a really slow day, so I want to pick up the pace and do a solid day tomorrow!

Friday, 21 March 2014

FMP Day 9

Today I spoke with my tutor and she changed how I'm going to approach my work, so I booked a ton of books out of the library, and I've started to research into Woodblock stuff, so I feel that I'm going a little backwards. I also researched into several fashion inspirations (Kyary, Minori, Seto) and Yokai, Japanese monsters. Next I will:

  • Research more into woodblocks
  • Research into two more artists 
  • Research into Western woodcuts
  • Research into modern Japanese graphics

FMP Day 8

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

FMP Day 7

Today I started heavily focusing on shirt designs! It took all day because I only wanted to churn out the best designs I could. I also finished a ref for Betsy and got some feedback on my work! Tomorrow I will:

  • Continue with shirt designs
  • Start finishing them up
  • Start graphicing the badges/stickers
  • Look at resin vs. thermoplastics

Friday, 14 March 2014

FMP Day 6

Today was probably my worst day yet. I worked a lot on Page Turner, and submitted that, so I didn't have much time to do anything else. I did some digital versions of my mascots (in alternative outfits) for a clearer reference as the pencil was a bit messy, but I didn't want to repeat the page entirely. I also made a start on my business cards!
Next week I plan to:

  • Finish sticker designs
  • Start badge outcomes
  • Continue business cards
  • Start shirt designs 
  • Start sticker illustrations 
So next week will be a busy, busy week!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

FMP Day 5

Today I finally finished my lego!! Whew! I also did some more research and sketches. It feels like I haven't done much when I write it down, but I'm on 48 sides at the moment, woah!
My goals for Friday are to:

  • start final badges
  • continue with sketches for the stickers
  • start designs for shirts

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

FMP Day 4

Today I got feedback on my logos and started to improve them, but I could not finish them due to the lack of computer access. So I started my badge thumbnails and chose my finals, so they're all ready to do the illustrations for. After this, I started some thumbnails for my stickers. I still need to research the following points;

  • Monster girls
  • Bones (live drawing)
  • Different types of logo
I think I'm making good progress as I am very ahead of schedule. I am very nervous though that my logo isn't done yet! I'll try and finish it tomorrow.

Friday, 7 March 2014

FMP Day 3

Today went a little slower than the others, however I did get my mascot designs done, started on my final logos and I arranged everything in my folder. The reason today went so slowly is because it's much slower to create outcomes than it is to write research! Hopefully I'll get back to my usual pace next week.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

FMP Day 2

Today I did a lot of extra research, chose a name and started my logo thumbnails, so hopefully my logo will be done by the end of Friday.

I feel that I am making great progress with this project, as so far I am on 20-something pages (albeit they are double sided), so I think I'm doing rather well!

My plans are to finish my logo and get a mascot on the way by the end of this week. This will put me 2 weeks ahead of schedule, which will allow me a lot of time to work on my designs for stickers and badges (I had decided to finish this by the end of week three, but it is currently only day 2.). I want to keep ahead of schedule as much as I can to save money and time later on, for my shirt printing. Just in case something goes wrong with the printers, which it probably will, because it's sods law.
Either way, I'm ready to start work on my logo development on Friday and if I power through it I should get it done!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

FMP Post

Day 1:

Today I have done:

  • Project Proposal
  • Design Development Cycle
  • Research into 4 artists/companies
  • Print methods for clothing
  • Selling methods
  • Sticker printing research
  • Badge Printing research
  • Business cards research
  • Advertising research
  • Started bibliography
Whew! I feel like I got a nice amount done today. If I keep this up, I'll be on nearly 300 pages by the end of the project!