It’s been a looong time since I’ve posted a blog, been soo busy this semester, but the projects have been really good so far – shall have my finals up of them closer to the end of semester with some snapshots of the development process as well! 🙂
So this was a project assigned to all of Communication Design – we each had to decorate a cardboard box with whatever we wanted. These are going to be used to decorate/ cover up the windows of a new Grays School of Art pop up shop – “Offset 57” – at The Academy Centre on Belmont Street – whilst it’s getting glammed up and ready for it’s open night!
I decided to have a bit of fun with this project, and one of the ideas that popped into my head for this was Schrödinger’s cat.
Here’s a link if you cant to know who the hell that cat is…
… and yes I’d heard about this cat before TBBT! 😛 Oh, and I should probably add the experiment was theoretical – they never actually put a cat in a box.
So this is basically Schrö’s Cat bursting from the box, a tad manic, and a tad pissed off at his owner – fair nuff I think! The original illustration was kind of loosely based on Tom from Tom and Jerry, but as he got applied to the box, he became a little bit more “Crazy Alleyway Cat” – which I think is more fitting to the situation anyways…
We were given restrictions on the colour scheme, to create some form of unity a midst the different box designs – we were allowed to use Black, White, Grey & Silver – either all of them of just some of them. So I decided to paint the box a base black colour and then illustrate my cat in white with grey highlights using paint markers.
So here’s the process…
Applying the base coat.
Sketching out the illustrations…
… and creating their placement on the box.
Applying the white line…
… and adding the highlights in grey.
So that’s it, all I need to do is apply some tape to the inside of the box to strengthen it and then cover any bits of card still showing through! Shall post near Crimbo!
Over ‘n Out