Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Illustrations for Notes from the Deanery (Remix)


(Note: I remade the images posted in this earlier blog entry.)
I was asked to create three illustrations for Rick Court's blog. One header image and two smaller spot images. These images are based on the post titled "Introductions".

In this post Rick talks a lot about his past and how he got to where he is today. My header image is based on the section where he is talking about working in the blast furnaces at Dofasco. It shows a furnace with fire coming out of it, as well as a bunch of words. Rick said this job was horrible so I put that coming out of the furnace. Every other word is somehow related to heat or fire.

On the right here is one of my spot images. It is based on the part where Rick talks about the farm burning where the chestnut tree stood. It shows part of the burning chestnut tree, with the same kind of fire as in my header image.

The image placement in this blog is an example of how the spot images would be placed on Rick's blog.

My third and final image, on the left here, comes from the part where Rick states, "Apparently wearing a tie to work was more important than making money." I made a typical collared business shirt with a tie made of words. The words are related to a bank and are textured with Canadian bills.

All three of these images are now more linked to each other, each of them have a brown background with jumbled text, as well as a dark gradient border. The fire and text aspects from the header are used again in the two spot images.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant! Awesome job, Paul - you really found a unique "voice" for this series and crafted an exceptional series of images with a strong thematic connection. Very impressive!

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