Well, returning to university presents old problems and new. Luckily, old problems are slowly being rectified while new problems are being addressed. After spending a hefty sum, I have now established a reasonable studio at home to work from complete with workspace, materials, scanner etc and now can comfortably work from university and home. Which is good as I now more than ever I need to be able to work, almost 24/7 in order to keep up with the workload.
That workload at the moment consists of a couple of things that I'm quite excited about. Chief among these is doing a poster design for the 1990 film 'Total Recall' by Paul Verhoeven. Being an avid film fan, I jumped at the chance to do some designs. Ultimately I want to get into film and TV design, namely costume and storyboarding, but posters sat just as well for me too! I've included my initial thumbnail below, and once approved will get that painted up to standard. I've also included a little painting I did when I was in Exeter. This a return to pencil illustration again and I'm really pleased with the results I've been having.
The other project is a new editorial piece. Now, editorial work is fantastic when it is done well. An editorial image can have multiple levels that can give powerful insight and deliver a simple or complicated message. However, let's just say i'm as adapt at editorial illustration as a hippo is elegant and graceful when entering water. Still, I'm trying to see it as a challenge and a chance to explore a style that I don't usually approach with a barge pole.