Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hello Blogger

So I've been slacking for a while, a long while - but I'm on a roll again and I promise to (try) update frequently.  Here is a little something for you :
Comic Book Cover
We had to create a comic book character from already existing ones.  My character is a mix-breed of Emma Frost, Black Widow and Deadpool.  Her name is Violet and she is badASS!  Hope you like.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Corporate Identity

For our corporate identity we had to develop a business for ourselves; including: a logo, business cards, letterheads, envelopes and promotional material.  This design process was extremely complex.  We had to figure ourselves out while trying to wrap our heads around the elements of design.  All this stress caused me to have a mini-life-crisis and question my future, style, crowd and so on and so forth.  After endless contemplation I decided I am indefinable and would follow through with that in my corporate identity.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Photographic Identity

We could take pictures of whatever we wanted to. YAY!

I have a LOT of perfume for my age
Chantel is definately in the wrong line of work
I my sunnies!
Bonsai - going with the theme
Killing two birds with one stone

Personal Identity

Illustration is for most parts the funnest subject but this assignment I felt it to be unrelated and not so enjoyable.  Only when we had to present did I realise it was about expanding our conceptual thinking.  We first had do create a visual mind map, I personally dislike mind mapping and brain storming so I decided to make my text into a picture.  Next we had to hunt down the oldest looking photograph in our family albums and creatively insert a timeline into the photo.  This task emphasised my lack of knowledge about family affairs which resulted in learning interesting facts such as my granddad's uncle won a gold medal in the 1908 Olympics.  Impressive! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Preliminary Ideas

Here are a few mood boards for my ideas.

Iconic ME

I LOVE SLEEP!  Anyone who knows me, knows to wake me up, is to perform a miracle.  Last week sleep was extremely rare in my life but as any graphic student knows the feeling you get when all your hard work comes together exactly how you want it to, it's all worth it.

The first project we received as second years required us to do something I despise: self-evaluation.  I prefer to go with the flow and keep things simple but I'm also a diverse person, changing my mind every five seconds.  I decided this project was going to be a nightmare but yet again I was proved wrong.  I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Our assignments this year link all our subjects;  this is how "Iconic Me" was broken down:
Corporate Identity (Visual Communication)
Iconography (Practical Design)
Identity (Conceptual Studies)
Photographic Me (Photography)
Digital Me (Digital Design)

Big, very big!  So I am going to do individual posts for my work.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Neon Edge

My very own font: Neon Edge.

As a SDC student, normal, average and ordinary are not part of your vocabulary. For this assignment we were told to find and take pictures of everyday objects that resembled every letter of the alphabet, not knowing the reason behind it. At the end of our alphabet adventure we were forced way out of our boxes by developing our font according to the pictures we had taken, every little detail had to be considered. Oh, and we had to do it by hand.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


During th World Cup last year I went on a spontaneous trip to Cape Town with my first dslr (hence some edits)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Photography '10


botanical gardens*

South African 'amandla'

Energy drink.  And "8ta" totally stole my cool name! ;)


The Excess of Fashion

fashion put it all on me, don't you want to see these clothes on me?
(fashion) put it all on me, I am anyone you want me to be.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Francis is the Law!

How to sell people.


Francis Law, a fiery mixture of Scottish and Italian, undoubtedly adding fuel to the fire. Wickedly dark humoured, with an extraordinary take on the world.

Passionately he steers towards violin, videogames and IT which go to show he has the ability and determination to complete any task at hand.

He boasts a variety of styles begining in anime and always pushing his limits.

He does not only handle pressure; he revels in it. He tackles problems head on; only concerned with solutions. As an independent spirit he goes for what he wants and doesn’t waste a moment in doing so.

'J-Walkers' - Oh yes, I went there :)

Re-inventing the classic...

Paint Techniques

Glazing, splattering, impasto, stippling, complimentary, double complimentary, split complimentary, analogous, triadic and so on and so forth...