Friday, 13 April 2012

Not quite at my finals.

After robo cutting all seven designs i have choosen these three as my finals. I think they work the best and the design are the most exciting out of the seven. These are still development as i some of the robo could be done smoother and they
could be made more exciting.

Robo Cutting

In my major project i experimented with the robo cutter. Immediately feel in love with it. Sometimes i can be a bit frustrating as it takes along time to get prepared, and its all trial and error with getting the speeds and thickness right, but once it works its very rewarding.
Robo Cutting gets in the fine corners where you might struggle to get if just hand cutting, and for me who is a bit heavy handed i have found this is an excellent way to cut out.
I think robo cutting has also helped me to find my own style. As I'm not confident about drawing I'm finding drawing straight on to illustrator has loosened my drawing up into quick quirky sketches.

As i have decided to make 3D pop up cards. I thought the best thing to do was think about posting my cards, because nobody would want to be a gift card that they would have to pay extra for posting.
I went on the royal mails website to see the guildlines of posting.


Once i was happy with my drawing i decicded to move onto my development. In passed modules i have played it safe and stuck to flat cards. I decided to be more advententures this module as its is my Final.
For collection one of my FMP ive decided to make pop up cards. I have designed a few different designs, once ive have robo cut them im going to see which three work best and have these as my finals.

Monday, 9 April 2012


Once i was confident i had picked the right concept for my FMP i started my drawing sheets. In the past i think my drawing sheets have bee n a bit dull and boring, so i have experiments with different techniques for the backgrounds to make them more exciting.


To get a grasp of nature i went round my local forests and backgrounds taking many pictures.

Final Major Project

For my final major project i was never in doubt that i wanted to design Greeting Products, i just wanted to make sure i picked a subject that was interesting enough to create a big body. While driving home from uni i drive along many country roads, it was late Autumn early Winter while trying to think of my concept for my FMP, i loved my drive home at this time of year as the trees where all bare and create a bridge over the roads, with a red early sunsets. This is when i decided to use this as my concept for my FMP.