Thursday, 11 December 2014

How Does an MRI Scanner Work?

Here is the link to our final digital booklet about the workings of an MRI scanner. (Click on it for full screen.)

Saturday, 29 November 2014

So, how DOES and MRI scanner work?

For this project we have been given a question, the answer to which we need to present in the form of an ISSUU publication. This project is all about getting us to thoroughly research a subject as we could get given a job on any possible subject you could think of.

So, MRI scanners? Lots of complicated science stuff which needs to be translated into a clear and easily understood language, both in terms of text and visuals.

So after some thorough research into how the scanner works (I won't spoil the end result by explaining it here) Me and Zach started to think about ways that we could present this information. We both decided we wanted to produce something by hand but that it needed to have nice clean lines to reflect the precise, technical nature of the question. 

Before we start making the visuals though I had a play around in Illustrator to find the right colour ways for the booklet.


We decided blue and yellow worked well (although the colours seemed to have changed slightly on upload) as blue is quite a clinical colour and the yellow adds some warmth.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Using Perspective

For this project we have been looking at perspective. It is essential to understand perspective to create convincing illustrations. Here is an artist who shows use of perspective well.

Nathan Walsh was the first name that came into my mind as he came to do a guest lecture during my foundation year. His work is realistic and it is clear to see how he uses the  perspective in a way that maximises the urban environment.

The top painting is an example of one point perspective.

This painting uses two point perspective and plays on the way the eye sees the world using curves.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Animation Research

Here are some animations I have been looking at in the initial stages of this project.

Firstly this one by DBLG, I really like the colour palette and how effectively a very serious message is conveyed in a positive light.

The movement in this next one, from frame to frame is charming. It would be really nice if we were to do our animation be hand and get this same feel.
This one can be seen as a loop here, A site which features only looping animations. If we were to hand draw our frames it would be much more realistic to keep it short, sweet and loopable.

The Lonely Tea Cup

Whilst looking at animations for ideas I came across this and it made me smile so I thought I would share it here.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014


For our design in context module sessions we were asked to create a mood board and character inspired by a given decade. I got the 1970s (in case you missed the post title) and following research found out that there was a strong Women's Liberation Movement in this decade. I decided to focus on this.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014


Finally scanned in some of my sketches from our two days at Hadrian's Wall.

I also did this with one of them...