Category Archives: gtm

2012 semester one folio submission.

hello tafe instructors,
welcome to the online portion of my folio, including research and finished pieces for the subjects, create graphics and interactive digital media. as per luke surace’s request earlier in the year, research uploaded has been kept to a minimum to ease the burden of him going through everyone’s blog.
if requested i can provide research in hard copy.
happy marking,
aaron.

final piece.

final.

music is a global love that connects us all despite differing, race, gender, ability and sexuality. gtm celebrates the raw entity that is present in all our lives; the beat. through blackening silence the music man approaches. with hay-baled hair and ears open to sound he saunters toward the town. using wheat stalks from his crops he beats his drums with melodic intent. drums sound. children of the beat are called to join ‘the gathering’. the circular lines in both positive and negative pay tribute to ploughed fields and irrigation channels. paint splattered reminds us of a hard day’s work.

 

 

gtm – more sketches.

wheat
just another sketch of the wheat drumstick – happy to be using the S shape for texture, more i look at it the zig zag doesnt fit.

chest.
i dont want the chest to be very dominant in the picture, but give the essence of it being there, so i will use basic shape, like above. using a gradient to make it disappear to nothing, the chest wont dominate the composition and let the viewer focus of the head and hands and drums etc.

drums.
more drum drawings. trying to maker the impression if the sound travelling around the drum. will do this using circular shape, and gradient. (see around drum)


ideas of how to represent the gtm in the drawing. using the circular shape for g and the end of m, i’d like it to fit the rest of the composition. going with the one that is darkest in the picture above. 🙂

gtm sketches – more.

gtm eye
here is the eye of the man in more detail. i’m particularly pleasded with the representation of the eyeball.

drum
further drum trial – this was an idea to have a base with the drum, but in the end the criss cross of the string on base conflicted to much with the rest of the circular style of the drawing. note i tried to tie in base with the mouth of the man.

wheat.
an initial idea for the wheat/drumstick. in my picture the man is beating drums using drumsticks of wheat. curved lines is what i went for in the end. the curvature of the S shapes represents the texture of wheat.

sound
a rough sketch of how the beat of the music may bounce of the drumstick.

ear.
trials of different ears to have on my man. it transformed through the process to not represent the ears by having ears, but just the lobes with spacers.

gtm sketches.

some prelim sketches for my tee design.
trying to keep in the style of what i’ve chosen to emulate. fairly happy with the face, although im sure it’ll come out slightly different when i draw it. i’ll also be adding the graffiti kind of effect as i put it together in ai, which was in the last post.
here are the hand, face and a quarter of a possible drum. not sure whether i’ll use this design for drums yet though.
also in theis post is a snapshot of the face and hand as complete in ai.

gtm hand. gtm face. gtm drum. gtm face/hand.

gtm graffiti vectoring.

trialling a vectored graffiti feel for the artwork i’m creating for gtm.

the direction – gtm.

these images are by an artist named james reka. this is the direction in which i want my artwork for the gtm tee to go. this work, whilst it incorporates spray can paint reminds me in some ways of picasso’s work in that there seems to be no rules with alignment of features etc. in addition the colours that reka uses seem odd but always work.

gtm inspiration.

sst

this image whilst not the friendliest looking thing i think is quite cool because of how the lines have been used to almost make the drawing feel texture. the pic is a bad iphone snap, it came as an idea to use the line work in a similar fashion but to apply it to my design to emulate the texture of ploughed fields, but from a far greater distance.

lion

this image of a lion grabbed my attention because it seems to be a hybrid cut-out, ink spattering image. the idea that this is animalistic and raw (roar!) to me harked back my notion of including some kind of tribal element to the design. if the image of a cow roaring with the teeth of a pack animal.

sports

i like this image only because they way lines are used to create movement. i would not like to design anything in this style but simply have out this here because of the way it moves.

skull

the skull above has an interesting texture to it with a grainy effect.i am a fan of the vivid colours used in it, i think particularly because they are removed from what the colours of a skull usually are. for me this image is more about the colours in relation to a black background more than the design.

 

 


festival posters and such.

portfairy womadelaide09
ss2011
the branding for the three festivals above is quite diverse and each serves to each of the respective events well. the port fairy imagery lets the audience know of the geographical location of the festival. the different hues used in the image along with the flowing lines of the waves emanate a dreamy, floaty feel which goes hand in hand with folk festival’s usually. it may be an idea for me to look at the bands present at this year’s gtm and try to gauge a feel from them as well.
womadelaide is considered an earthy, soulful festival and even though the look of the poster is that of indian fabric/prada batik it still has a simple, back to the simple things feel. this works even though the hero image is quite busy, made up from lots of different musical instruments.
stereosonic branding comes across as a clean, fun festival which i believe would suit their demographic well. it’s like a cut out with using paper and although it is appealing to the eye, feels a bit overdone at the present time.

sig  sd
af2010 tw

the posters above are more representations of festivals, with the exception of the taking woodstock one.
the almost space-like-built-from-jungle theme of the splendour in the grass has great use of colours. using the faces in the positions they are seem to give a feeling of two souls coming together, which is like what i want to get across in my design, with more than just two – somehow.
summerdayze poster is bright a fresh, using a graffiti painted to attract their demographic. it uses a stylized typographic element each year which is morphed into whatever image the designers are using for the year, given this seems to happen a lot, i’m still no wiser as to why there are a different branding for gtm ‘stuff’ and then the gtm tee. (!?!)
inspired by the art of banksy, the adelaide fringe festival image for 2010 was celebrating 50 years, and they chose to do so using an astronaut in a tutu. i feel that this is a quirky choice for the festival and sits well with what they are about and what performances are presented. not something you see everyday, and neither is a fringe show.
the taking woodstock movie poster is designed in what is seen as the traditional 60s music festival poster style. it has a ‘hippy’ element to it and is clearly whilst it is ‘the’ festival poster for this day and age day and age, probably overused, although the colours are very vivid.

ab dotg

the poster for the aussie bbq above is for an event in l.a so the ocker australian imagery is very rife. i think gtm may be somewhere in between this and something more city-fied. gtm is a regional rural festival, the aussie bbq poster feels like something that is used to promote the furthest far reaches of the aussie outback. i know it was possibly done this way because it was a u.s event and everyone knows americans have a warped sense of what australia is. (yes, we all ride kangaroos to school).
a day on the green branding by seesaw design delivers a crisp, clean nature feel which tells people that the festival is exactly that; a day on the green. simple and effective.

with the gtm tee, im starting to thinking i would like to incorporate the following:

  • ritualistic gathering
  • tribal element of some sort
  • dancing to the beat of your own drum
  • the rural setting, in some way, without being too farmlike.


festival posters.

portfairy womadelaide09 ss2011
the branding for the three festivals above is quite diverse and each serves to each of the respective events well. the port fairy imagery lets the audience know of the geographical location of the festival. the different hues used in the image along with the flowing lines of the waves emanate a dreamy, floaty feel which goes hand in hand with folk festival’s usually. it may be an idea for me to look at the bands present at this year’s gtm and try to gauge a feel from them as well.
womadelaide is considered an earthy, soulful festival and even though the look of the poster is that of indian fabric/prada batik it still has a simple, back to the simple things feel. this works even though the hero image is quite busy, made up from lots of different musical instruments.
stereosonic branding comes across as a clean, fun festival which i believe would suit their demographic well. it’s like a cut out with using paper and although it is appealing to the eye, feels a bit overdone at the present time.

sig  sd af2010 tw

the posters above are more representations of festivals, with the exception of the one far right.
the almost space-like-built-from-jungle theme of the splendour in the grass has great use of colours. using the faces in the positions they are seem to give a feeling of two souls coming together, which is like what i want to get across in my design, with more than just two – somehow.
summerdayze poster is bright a fresh, using a graffiti painted to attract their demographic. it uses a stylized typographic element each year which is morphed into whatever image the designers are using for the year, given this seems to happen a lot, i’m still no wiser as to why there are a different branding for gtm ‘stuff’ and then the gtm tee. (!?!)
inspired by the art of banksy, the adelaide fringe festival image for 2010 was celebrating 50 years, and they chose to do so using an astronaut in a tutu. i feel that this is a quirky choice for the festival and sits well with what they are about and what performances are presented. not something you see everyday, and neither is a fringe show.
the taking woodstock movie poster is designed in what is seen as the traditional 60s music festival poster style. it has a ‘hippy’ element to it and is clearly whilst it is ‘the’ festival poster for this day and age day and age, probably overused, although the colours are very vivid.