Joe O'Reilly

Layout - Study

16 Jan 2010

Study

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Study

01 Jan 2010

Introduction
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Chapter Two
Chapter Three
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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

01 Jan 2010

My ideas on my personal work

My study has centered around icons, symbols and illustration. To extend my personal work I want to illustrate an amazing novel, Frankenstein, with my own hand. Working only from my ideas of what The Monster, Doctor Frankenstein and the other characters look like. To get myself started I visited my Uncle who happens to be very tall and well built and explained I want to use him as the base for my monster. Being very kind and understanding he let me photograph him.

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Study - Style Plan

02 Dec 2009

Online Inspiration

I spent some time looking online for inspiration, I stopped looking when I found this illustrators web site. His style absolutely amazed me, so I've decided that I want to try and emulate his style. Currently I work at a very detailed and over the top levels when I use illustrator. I think it would be nice to try and create work the stems from my style but has more WOW factor.

Detail from my work.

I find that when I work I create things that are...

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Planning a piece of Narative Art

01 Dec 2009

A Year with Cancer

In April 2008 my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer, this as you can imagine was probably the worst news I've ever been given. On the upside she's past the worst of it as is getting better now. But 2008 was a really awful year at some points, it even caused me to drop out of school temporarily.

This expirence has caused me to think about creating a large illustration in the form of a triptych. The first image of the trio will be an illustration of a model with what is called a Hickman Line....

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Planning a piece of Art laced with Symbolism

25 Nov 2009

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I need to create an image of a journalist who's press pass is showing an note books are scattered on the floor and still hanging off of him with a police officer leaning on his back spraying him with CS spray or hitting him with a baton showing fierce anger and protest to section 44. The worst thing in the world. This needs to be done in Illustrator and it needs to be absolutely fantastic and 110% over the top as far as illustration...

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Analysing Le déjeuner sur l'herbe

23 Nov 2009

Le déjeuner sur l'herbe

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Le déjeuner sur l'herbe

Édouard Manet

This work by Édouard Manet is called Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, which translates from French as The Lunch on the Grass. It was completed in the year 1863 under it's original title Le Bain.

The painting depicts two well dressed men relaxing on the grass in the forground with a naked woman. In the distance we can see a woman washing herslf in a way that makes us think she's been engaged in sexual activities with the two men. This leads us to assume...

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New Study Title

21 Nov 2009

After a change of heart with regards to my old title my personal work has taken a new direction towards illustration and graphic design.

Possible New Titles

I have decided to use the title, How do iconographic images influence contemporary illustration? for my study. I will use this as the tag line for the main title.

Iconic Illustration

How have symbolic images influenced contemporary illustration?

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Personal Study

21 Nov 2009

Introduction

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Icons in the modern world are symbols that hold meaning beyond just their image. As an avid computer user I interact with icons every day on both the internet and my desktop. However icons don't just exist in the digital world. They are also used nearly everywhere around us. Think for example every time you go to the toilet or use an elevator, you see icons that are globally understood.

An illustration is a visualisation such as a drawing, painting, photograph or other work of art that stresses subject more than form. Illustration is a...

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Photographic Collection - Number 13

23 Oct 2009

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