Creative Mondays 218 – Space Valley

Space Valley Illustration

What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Last week’s ‘concept art’ inspired me to continue working in the same way. Create something from a blank canvas and build upon the techniques that I’ve learned over the years of doing this. So my next step was space!

As with ‘The Valley’, this piece was created entirely within Photoshop with some references for the astronaut and the space buggy. I’ve got a few alternate version of this with different colours that I’d like to post up over the next few days. Stay tuned!

*UPDATE* Here are the other two alternates for this piece.

Space Valley Atlernate 1 illlustration

Space Valley Alternate 2 illustration

Creative Mondays 203 – They Live Poster

They Live poster design

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Usually on Creative Mondays I’m designing something that’s pretty close to me. Perhaps a film I’ve just seen at the cinema or maybe a video-game I’ve picked up. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen ‘They Live’ but as Mondo Monday are playing the film I thought I’d add my version to the mix. If you haven’t heard of Mondo Monday (why not) they’re all about reviving cult/b-movie cinema, throwing down the odd quiz and sometimes showcasing comedians!

It’s nice to step back from something I’m not so familiar with and push the comfort zone. I also thought to try a poster with an alternate colour and I thought it would be cool to show the line-work that went into this piece, something I’m still getting to grips with in Adobe Illustrator.

They Live Alternate poster design

They Live illustrator outline

 

‘They Live’ is playing on Monday the 30th November at 1900 in the Jill Craigie cinema, Plymouth. Check it out!

 

Creative Mondays 202 – Distant Planets

Distant Planets Design

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

This week brings together the potential for another project. After I finished my ‘Wonders of the Universe’ collection, I wanted to see what I could create that was otherworldly in the galaxy. Basically letting my imagination create a galaxy of unique planets. I’ve got a number of other projects that I’m working on for the minute but this was something I’d spec’d out a while back and I thought that while I’m busy I’ll post the concept up.

Creative Mondays 160 – Rebirth

Rebirth poster design

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

New year, new ideas and new designs. Simple enough really. A new year gives a chance to reflect and then take a deep breath and start again. I think the break is necessary to give the mind a rest and recharge but if you’re creative I don’t think the mind ever properly shuts down. There’s always an idea that will spring up just before you fall asleep, a song or a film that will spark inspiration at the right time and the cycle will continue. I love that cycle and wholeheartedly embrace it.

Creative Mondays 157 – Interstellar Poster

Interstellar Fan Poster

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Last week I caught Christopher Nolan’s epic sci-fi flick Interstellar. Man the scale on this film was huge and there was a lot to take in (for almost 3 hours) but for the most part I really enjoyed the story.

Inspired by the film I decided to knock up a poster design but rather than create it in Photoshop as I usually do, I tried my hand at Illustrator and I quite like the outcome. The composition was tricky and there are a few things I might revisit on this design but it was good to break away from the norm and challenge myself!