Hi there Katy, My name is Will, a visual communication student at leeds art college and I recieved your call for illustrators in Yorkshire who are interested in forming a collective. After visiting the peepshow website and being impressed by the work there, I'm keen to get a bit of information on your project and am I right in assuming that you were asking for members for an entirely new group? Thanks for your time Katy, Yours, Will Campbell xI think the mail was short, friendly and to the point.
UPDATE: As of the 27th of April I've still not heard anything so I think I can say that communication process didn't turn out well.
- I missed 'Best Joined Up', not realising what it was despite apparantly being told lots of times and probably subsequently missed out on any job opportunities stemming from meeting illustrators or those seeking illustrators there. Didn't help that I had this really rubbed in my face but.. still my own fault. What an idiot I am.. I whine for help with finding work then I miss things like that.
UPDATE: To clarify, Best Joined Up is a regular event (occuring fortnightly) through which illustrators meet and draw all over some giant boards. I did attend one a few weeks ago as shown here
As you can see I had a jolly good laugh when it got going but I didn't get any job ops or anything. This is for a couple of reasons I think. 1, I didn't plan what I was going to draw and basically made a bit of a sporadic mess using CHARCOAL PENCILS for some reason ?? 2. I didn't push hard enough to talk to many others when I was there apart from pretty much everyone in this photoraph and the photographer. Tsk tsk, need to bring something I've done from one of my sketch books like I saw a fair many people doing so that I can get a bit of confidence going.
- I storyboarded and created characters for a friend's animation about her time in thailand. We came up with the idea of a dog she saw telling the narrative by walking about Bangkok and eating pretty much everything that got in its way. Here are a few of the manequins I made that she used in the animation which is still in the process of making:
UPDATE: The animation which we had storyboarded has still not been made so unless I knock some of it together for my showreel it probably won't ever see the light of day which is sad.
Here is the story board that we made and that I worked off for the puppets.
In this board we see an introduction to the city, the emergence of the dog who then begs for food from a fat child and then proceeds to devour him before grinning, satisfied with the feast and then belching a stinking cloud which acts as a transition to some smokers Jess saw in a cafe in Bangkok. There isn't an inciting incident to the 'narrative'; its more of a progression of events. This is pretty typical of what I do; maybe I need to work on this so that an actual storyline can be traced and followed by the audience rather than a maybe pointless set of actions on screen. For this instance though, I believe this form works well.