This is a continuation from my blog post Pattern Design, where I went into a small amount of detail behind my intentions and reasoning for the patterns I’ve used in my posters for the YEA PAC workshops.
As the project has progressed, I have made my patterns more intricately-drawn and busy. I think this may be because some of these workshops have intertwining elements and can branch from one specific technique, art form, or artistic job role.
From left to right, poster and meanings:
1 – Comics and Character Creation – I made two main illustrations for this. First I drew a Godzilla-like monster holding onto buildings, and second I drew a robot running away from an explosion. I tried to make them seem as “cartoony” as possible while still staying within my style of drawing, and emphasise the connection between comics and the characters they may contain. The smaller doodles are similar to the ones in a previous poster (Creative Writing), which still fit with the story element of comics. Dirk Gently (Netflix) fans may recognise one of the elements I threw in there as a cheeky nod to that series.
2 – Zine Making – For this pattern, I created four different fictional zine covers. Instead of lining them up neatly, I wanted to create the effect of zines and zinemaking equipment scattered all over a messy bedroom floor. Some of the little circles and swirls are inspired by an illustration I did for Gurt Noodle #0, which gives examples of types of zines and what they could cover.
Below are my workshop poster designs in their final colour scheme and scale. Photoshop lets me make colour and scale changes to my patterns really quickly, so in the future I could use the patterns I’ve made during this project on fabric, decorative paper, sketchbook covers.. all sorts of things!