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Quest Talk: Martin Colyer

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For the first time I think I had chance to go see an art director, which was Martin Colyer who also gave us a lot of advise on promotional peaces we made to send off.

When he started to work, it was very early age for technology, there no easy way how to reach artists as it now, there was also no such a thing as illustration course in 1976.  Radio Times was one of the first places he went to work and also worked on old magazine “The Listener” that now has vanished.  Colyer  told that he has passion of finding people who are more talented than him, that is people he really enjoys to work with. To be more experimental in news paper or magazines for small sections he likes to use new illustrations who do not get a lot of chance.  When he hires an illustrator usually he tries his best to give them enough time to work on, but sometimes in emergency ot get just two days to work on. For the style, he likes to keep variety, some graphics some traditional to be mix in, to make more interesting to reader.

Overall, it was amazing time meeting an art director who was very kind and humble person, moreover, getting a lot of advise how to work with art director was very useful and I was very grateful.

Artist Talk: Oliver Kugler

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For last week we have quest speaker Oliver Kugler with is an amazing reportage style artist that manages well to incorporate the feel of atmosphere on page having nice flow with typography at he wrote himself.

Oliver was inspired a lot by comics that he read and also for practicing he would copy their style. That made him to want to made a comic book. later on he left to USA to study illustration for 7 months, unfortunately tutors did not liked his comics,  but sketchbook caught their attention. They saw he had skills for drawing observational drawing which defiantly can be seen well in this illustrations now a days. He had struggles with colours and tried different media like water colours acrylic, but he discovered that scanning work and paint digitally worked his the best to help look well painted and colours complimenting well each other. He bravely send this promotion peaces to 6 magazine companies and find a job.

Now Oliver travels a lot around the world doing reportage. he goes on ships and travel to different destinations, listening to different people stories. He went to Shanghai draw streets and and locations. He took fare from Scotland to USA through coast and draw location drawings. Oliver also staid in fishing village for three weeks, he also got interview to do with guy who had part with mafia, which for him it was most exciting from all works he had. Unfortunately because that man wanted to leave mafia with his family he had to go under protection to get be saved, but its still wasn’t safe enough.

Oliver work is very popular and translated to other languages, but for picture to go well with text his hand writing was made into typography so that could be easily be changed to other languages and look good together with illustrations.

Overall, it was interesting experience to there the world around, the life people are living and the way he see it.

His website to check it out: OliverKugler

Artist Talk: Clive Hicks-Jenkins

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Last week we had very interesting talk with Clive Hicks-Jenkins. It was most inspiring talks we every got in University, in my opinion.

Clive Hicks-Jenkins did not started his carrier when he was young, he did not do to college or University to do degree. He learned everything by himself. He did draw when he was little, but hearing from people saying that he’s going to be artist put him off from doing it and instead he was learning dancing and became a choreographer. “What I do now is the same ,painting is like a dance too, making lines with brush” After long thinking in his thirties he left his students and agents. Start working in castle as ticket seller and when there was no customers he would have his little book where he started drawing again. When finally he was found by a man who managed to brought him and his work to a galleries. Clive got also first commotions for book covers where he even does typography titles himself. The time when he changed into artist what to do what he do is the time father has died, his memories about his and his nightmares motivated and also changed his style of drawing. His style contains a lot of shading using soft pencil. He likes to try and experiment with different media, but most uses quash.

Now he does a lot of things: painting, animation, became a director for his father stories, working on puppets show, making a book of Hansel and Gretel horror version and also working on children version for shop.

My personally favourite was his new project Hansel and Gretel, which is not released yet, but we were able to see drawing of the book. I don’t really like scary thing, but I still loved every detail and there was funny things too and I’m really looking forward to see the finally book in shop.

Overall, it was very inspiring to see his art and detail work and also it gives an understanding and more confidence that is things not going to work out now, they will work out late, just for different people different time.

His website: http://www.hicks-jenkins.com/

Visible Progess

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I must admit I was feeling about down, because I was working… But I couldn’t see any progress that would feel like I’m moving with my project. Fortunatly this week that changed. I feel like I had done work: Ayu’s cover  is almost done, working smoothly on lyric book, know excatly what I’ll do for CD design, also started seriously on Cheeze’s Madeleine Love and Epik High’s Coffee for that I have few ideas. Also started woorking on Ayu’s tour poster ideas. Overall, feeling more motivated to work. It’s going to be great!

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For this project I decided to work on music side since music is one of the things that I love in this world the most. Moreover, this HMV does not have asian category and I love that music I decided Ill be doing asian music section in music shop with different style music cd cover designs and  tour posters.
For begining we had to make poster in week so I worked on IU newest album “chat-shire”. Now Ill start go to music world and research for more interesting musicimage

FMP blog STARTS HERE

The third year FMP season start right from this post. I’m sorry for followers to drop this out of sky, but I decided to use this blog for my project blog, which also a good thing becaue I will be more active than before or I wont get good marks XD That’s a life … haha I hope you understand that keep watching me over.

Also please visit my new made website for my art collection:

www.bastetevl.com