Visual Hardcore / Pencil Illustrations
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Final major project for my degree in Illustration. The visual representation of music.
Published:
This project was set as one of my final major
projects at university whilst studying Illustration.

The project is an analytical piece comparing and
contrasting two pieces of music from two different
bands, one band beingChristian influenced whilst
the other takes an Atheist point of view.

Though being of different social backgrounds I wanted
toinvestigate to see how similar or different these
bands might be. What capturedmy interest in these
bands initially were their musical qualities; both
sharinginfluences of the Post Hardcore genre. This
genre contains aggressive andgritty characteristics
which I would not have expected from a Christian band
before this project.

From my research I then portrayed my interpretation
of thesepieces of music in an illustrative form capturing
the essence of the over allpiece rather than a purely
literal representation. So rather than necessarily Illustrating
obvious characteristics, I delved into the heart of the pieces
picking up on the possibly unheard qualities behind the music,
and capturing their true beauty and meaning.

I have not attached my interpretations to this project, as
well as which band is Christian or Atheist. I wish for the
viewers to make their own theories about the work
and the music and to take the time to investigate the
bands like I have. To hopefully fully understand their
intent.




Tools:
Pencils 5H to 8B
Indian Ink
White Chalk
Adobe Photoshop
Warning, music contains aggressive qualities
which might not be suitable for all listeners.

Music: HTML RULEZ DOOD © The Devil Wears Prada
Pencil Illustration, coloured digitally.
Limited Edition Giclee Print 84cm x 47cm
(On Sale)
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Warning, music contains aggressive qualities
which might not be suitable for all listeners.

Music: Creatures © Motionless in White
Pencil Illustration, coloured digitally.
Limited Edition Giclee Print 84cm x 47cm
(On Sale)
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Giclee Prints (Artist Proofs) Mounted in a custom made perspex frames.
Pieces featured at the London 2012 New Designers Exhibition.