Sunday, 27 March 2011

I follow rivers

This has been an ongoing project. I just had to respond to this song. Its called 'I follow rivers' by Lykke Li. Its haunting, yet very beautiful. I love it. And I tried to illustrate it,

Used Biro, scanned and painted in Photoshop
  I had made several designs in Photoshop (about 15) before I was sort of happy with this one:
This is how I pictured the illustration to be, but I feel it doesn't work
Keeping it simple.

Lykke Li wasn't available to sit for the drawing, so I used a photograph by Daniel Jackson (can't access his website, but Google him)
Working on this illustration has somehow kept me sane for these past weeks. Its a personal project, but I'm happy to show it.

Saw the music video- directed by Tarik Saleh, for the first time today. Really good.  Somehow similar to how I imagined it.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Adebanji Alade

Its been a month and a while since I posted in this blog.

This is because I'm reconsidering the artistic direction I'm taking for this blog (too many strange hairs and jellyfish ladies). And also because of the big final year film we have been working hard on. Its not directed by me, but my super talented colleague.
Anyways I had time to take a workshop facilitated by the Fine Art Collective taught Mr Alade. I've been a fan of Adebanji Alades art and you can see why on his blog and website.

The workshop was called 'Drawing in the Tube', involving drawing people in the tube.
 As an animator, drawing people in public is fundamental but its not something I do regularly. Which is why I took this workshop.
We learned plenty. I loved watching Alade sketch. He did one of me:

Art by Adebanji Alade

Isn't it amazing(ly real)?