Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Final Year Project - Poster and Furniture Update.

Heya, people! So, it's now crunch time with barely a few precious weeks left until D-Day/Exam Day. Man, time sure does fly.

In this week's update, I'm going to show you the work-in-progress poster illustrations as well as the progress I've made with working on the furniture.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Final Year Project - Children's Furniture

In previous posts (FYP - Children's Furniture: Chair Designs, and FYP - Furniture Design Sketches, and Final Illustrations) , I've mentioned that I wanted to design a children's furniture set as part of the merchandise tying into my book project. After a search for a skilled joiner to bring it from paper to reality, I have these photos to show you!

These are the raw, just-delivered furniture pieces. Shortly after these were photographed, I bought the necessary supplies to turn them into my character pieces - including wood putty for some imperfections in the wood. Right now, I'm letting the putty cure before I sand, clean, and prime these pieces for painting. Anyway, on to the photos!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Dropping a Word

Hello, peeps! Work has been going on in earnest since last I posted, but that's good news from where I sit. :D My batteries have been recharged, so I can upload some photos that I took of the furniture set (yes, it has been built!). This week is all about updates, so keep your eyes people for them!

Speaking of updates, I've also relaunched my IndieGogo campaign. Rechristened The Final Year Quest Part Two, I'm trying to cover the outstanding costs that both local and international donations were unable to plug. Plus, a look at one of the items being offered as a Donation Perk will be uploaded both here and on the IndieGogo page this week! Told you guys this was a week for updates. ;)


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Just a quick announcement

Hey, people.

Work is still going on, but I have been very under the weather lately so i haven't been able to update much of anything. Right now, I'm doing some digital editing because I have no strength to draw (yes, it's that bad). Hopefully I'll be back to my normal self soon, so see you then!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

FYP - Button Size Poll Part Deux

Hey, again! Since I'm going to be very occupied on Monday, I'll be unable to make the usual Monday work-in-progress update. :(

However, I'm still going to need your feedback on an important merchandise topic: pin-back button sizes! Please look at the options in the image:

Pin-back Button Size Options: 1.25", or 2.25"? (Illustration not official)

All done? Sweet! Now, please vote for your size of choice in the Button Size Poll.

Thank you, and have a great weekend!

Monday, January 30, 2012

FYP - Furniture Design Sketches and Final Illustrations

Greetings, peeps! As promised in last week's post (FYP - Character Bookmarks (Rough Edition), and the Final Year Quest), I'd be showing sketches and final illustrations for my furniture designs this week. Since the chairs are the more technical part of the table/chair set (the table being circular, after all), I decided to focus on them this week. If you want a recap on what I had done before, and where I first drew my inspiration, please check the FYP - Children's Furniture: Chair Designs post.

So, without further adieu, I present character chair designs!

Monday, January 23, 2012

FYP - Character Bookmarks (Rough Edition), and the Final Year Quest

Heya! Hope you all had a great and productive/restful weekend! I hope so, because it's time to get down to business - at least for me. =) Over the last week/weekend, I've been tweaking my character buttons (FYP - Buttons Test-Run and Feedback Poll); I'm happy to say that the animal characters at least are ready to be printed, but I've decided to rework Charlene's button illustration. After some time had past, I realized that her expression and overall pose didn't say anything about her personality, nor did it entice the viewer - which is one massive oversight on my part (FYP - Button W.I.Ps!).

Anyway, enough about the buttons! Time to move on to the bookmarks!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

FYP - Buttons Test-Run, and Feedback Poll

Hi, people! I know I haven't been here in too long, but I've been busy with a number of behind-the-scenes work. Part of that has to deal with illustration and making my buttons for my merchandise. The last time I mentioned those buttons, I did so in my FYP - Button W.I.Ps! post. Since then, they've been coloured and I've also done a printing test run at Labels and Supplies Ltd, a local company.
Eraser present to show scale.
The buttons are approximately 1.25" in dimension, which was decided upon based on the results of my Pin-Back Button Poll on my Langi Lala Studios Facebook Page. The poll is still open, so please feel free to participate in it. The more feedback I receive, the better. I also have other news to share, but I will leave those for this Friday's post! Yes, pees, I am striving foir a once-weekly post from now on - and what better way to kick off the weekend? See you later!  

EDIT: Just to clarify, Labels and Supplies didn't have 1.5" button options available, but I will contact them for the nearest available size ASAP.