- The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics
This was a college project, where we could choose whatever sort of project we wanted to do. Since I am a big fan of The Beatles, I decided to base my project on their music. I set myself the task of creating a series of pages that illustrated a select few of their songs. I started off by coming up with a logo of some sort for the front cover of the booklet.
- Initial response through brainstorm.
- Three choices of logo to use.
- I then designed my front cover, using custom brushes, textures I had created and scanned in, and a vector illustration of The Beatles that I created in Adobe Illustrator. I put each logo on the cover in turn.
- Contents Page
- Before getting to the illustrated lyrics pages, I created fact file pages on each member of the Beatles. (The faces are meant to be dorky)
- Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
This was the first completed page in my illustrated book. I chose the song because I think there are a lot of great lyrics to interpret in the song. I created a seperate page of illustrations based on the song. For this particular page, I wanted to create a scene in the sky, based literally on the title of the song.
- A Day in the LifeA Day in the Life is a song about a normal routine in daily life until a tragedy happens. I wanted to create the page around something everyday, so I used newspaper clippings to create the title - 'I read the news today oh boy', a daily task that most of us do. I created the background from coffee stains - 'Drank a cup -' and made up an image of a car and traffic lights through text - 'He blew his mind out in a car, he didn't notice that the lights had changed'.
- Poster IllustrationI wanted to fill the booklet more, so I created a middle illustration of The Beatles in concert. The image is based from their music video from Hello Goodbye, but I added in a stage to make it seem like they were performing to an audience. This was created in Adobe Illustrator.
- Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!Obviously the theme for these pages would be circus related. I wanted a childish theme to this page also, as the circus is often a fun and juvenile place to visit, which mainly children enjoy. See Ringo on the trapeze.(!)