My Own Brief
A lot of experiential design is about new ideas. I like to keep experimenting with whatever I find interesting at the time. These posts are some of those experiments. Find more on my Instagram account @boodoo.me
360º visuals, rendered in Cinema4D using and Photoshop Zoom in, zoom out and click and drag to have a look around.
Cinema 4D animations using dynamics. Smaller animations for motion graphics and larger models for architectural installations. I have used the physical renderer as well as a number of different rendering plugins including Arnold, V-Ray and Thea.
Cinema 4D renders for events and architectural installations. I have used the physical renderer as well as a number of different rendering plugins including Arnold, V-Ray and Thea.
Style development for a Graphic Novel I’m working on using my 3D design skills for backgrounds and drawing the characters by hand. EXT: The Observation Deck – a small, two-man air traffic control tower. Amber stands on the observation platform. “Late” She says, stowing the binoculars.
Fresh out the kiln – this trio of bowls, hand thrown on the pottery wheel and glazed in matt purple and blue.
Bathroom sample moodboard with metallic trim, tiles and vinyl flooring. Softened with planting.
Some pages from a children’s book I illustrated recently. I modelled these simply in SketchUp and added a lot of texture in Photoshop. I draw the characters by hand on my Wacom tablet and colour them digitally too. Have a look at the 360° version of the little girl’s room here.
View this post on Instagram DIY Ikea hack – cutting down Pax wardrobes to fit at my workshop with a Festool drop saw. The finished surfaces and predrilled holes makes it easier for a novice like me to keep everything looking good. Gives me a good starting point to build from. #ikeahack #DIY #Wardrobe #BuiltIn … Read More
Wallpaper samples for an upcoming project. There’s nothing like seeing a product in the flesh to match with paint samples, fabrics and other textures.
Mixing metallic paints to get the right balance. The texture and the way it behaves in different light is so important to see first hand. For an upcoming Interior Design project.
My first composite pot made from different parts thrown separately, allowed to dry to harden a little and then re-thrown when put back together. This means I can make bigger pots than just throwing one at a time.
View this post on Instagram Hopes and Dreams. My favourite thing about making pots is that most of the object I’m creating is a void. This void gives you an opportunity to keep in it, whatever you want. That could be a plant, a letter opener, some pencils, salty sticks – or even your hopes … Read More
Glazed, hand-built ceramic boats I made for the palette painting I was working on a few posts back. I want a flat shiny ceramic boat as a pop of colour in the foreground of the dusky, up-cycled, gouache painting. I developed the outline illustration of the boat in Adobe Illustrator on Mac, from a photo I took … Read More
“Jasmine Grey disappeared on the Moors. The woman who came back may have Jasmine’s face and speak with her voice, but Kate knows that this woman is not her mother. Will The Moors give up its secret in time?” The idea of Idea Ping Pong is to bounce ideas around. People from different disciplines come … Read More
Room with a view.
A spherical panorama sketch of my front room.
Production Design visuals of film backgrounds for “Ithaca”, a short film about a long journey. Cut out, masked, colourised, blended, and multiplied, these images are built on photographs from the web. White and grey squares are the matt for moving images to be applied. Green screen filmed in my living room.
So here’s one I thought of for a music-based cloud – wax pencil on a group of CD cases. For me, the brittle acrylic material captures the delicate nature of a physical cloud in the sky, and the use of CD cases and wax reference the music industry from two bygone ages.
View this post on Instagram Froggy love daddy? #Illustration #Sketching #Sketch #Sketchbook #Frog #Drawing #Study #FreelanceLife #3DDesigner #ProgressBeforePerfection A post shared by Jenny Smith (@boodoo.me) on Sep 4, 2016 at 3:44pm PDT
Over the Christmas break, I had time to take the first steps in experimenting with projection mapping by buying a cheap projector and downloading the free VPT software. After creating a very simple animation in After Effects, I lined up the projection images with the edges of the box the projector came in. A very … Read More
Following on from my previous experiments with an old iPad and a new stylus, here is another experiment with illustration techniques – this time
My adult learner course comes to an end this week and I able to finish my chosen project – to create my first window frame. I used a rebate plane to cut two of the rebates by hand and then finished the other two – which are stopped rebates – with a router and table. … Read More