Monday, 9 May 2011

Initial Ideas.

I loved working on this project. At the beginning i was stuck for ideas of what to do and could only get started once i had thought of what to make for my final piece.
I wanted to make a product at the end instead of just some images.
My initial ideas were anti bullying and how to make people think about the sadness coursed by it but also to create a happy message within it. These were going to become posters which you would see every where, outside, inside, on the street.
But posters seemed to boring and the idea of combining a happy message with bullying obviously wasn't going to be as successful as i wanted it to be.
During this idea i also researched happiness quotes and asked people what makes them happy.
With the response i got i started drawing things that made people happy. This idea didn't develop as much as i would of liked because i was just going to create an image that a particular person said made them happy and give it to them.
With the quotes i started thinking about where people would least expect to find them but would also put a smile on their face when they saw it, like napkins and on the pavement.


Not necessarily have i changed my style for these projects but used a range of mediums and techniques as well as my typical drawing style.
Choosing Mumford and Sons it scared me that i chose such a folky band when my work is very dark... but i adapted very well by using collage.
And for my self initiated project the same happened.
I chose to do something so happy and cheerful when normally my work isn't.
But having so many ideas and using to many mediums and combining them together i created a happy piece of work.


And here is an example if it were a billboard.
I'd love to see this final piece as a stage set and an instillation.
If i had time i would of made a 3d instillation.
When you don't have time on your hands... 
photoshop is your friend.

Second set of greeting cards- photographed

The problem is that being sad is too easy
and everyone finds it hard to be happy.
We can't single handedly solve the worlds problems so why not start with the people around you.
Cheer someone up.
Be Happy.
I have created these greeting cards because the ones you can easily find in shops are all for pacific celebrations.

To provide people with the opportunity to send an uplifting message at anytime outside of the conventional celebrations such as birthdays and weddings.
I think i have done this.
With ALOT of time 
ALOT of effort
I did this pretty well.
Spread the word.
Be Happy.

These photos look evil.. they don't in real life! promise!