Saturday, 14 December 2013

Logo Commission

Recently I was asked to design a logo for one of my local contacts, the brief being : Create something whacky and different to what I usually do, must have some sort of wavey effect.

After researching alot and looking at the various album covers I own, and music posters, I came up with the idea to create a spacey effect, which had a wavey fluid effect I also quite like the idea of something moving smoothly, abit like a a lost spirit in the wild. The inspiration for this came from Muse's various spacey single covers for various songs like, knights of cydonia, Invincible Supermassive Blackhole etc.

So after experimenting with new techniques and idea's I have learnt via youtube tutorials I came up with a number of designs for my client, who was pretty impressed with what I had created and even commented that it was a massive leap from my initial designs I had done for him (which to me now appear very amateurish).
For SkyPhonics facebook page, click the link below

To message Ross, click the link below

Entry For Korn Single Artwork Competition

Recently I entered a competition to design a cover for Korn's latest single Love & Meth. My interpretation of the song was to cover the heart with meth needles that were in the shape of Korn's renowned microphone stand.

Entering this competition was great for me, as album artwork is an area of illustration that greatly inspires me and also as a huge lover of music as well.

Fingers crossed that something comes from this.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Music Online Advertisement

Couple weeks ago I was asked by my latest contact "A-Tonal" studios to create for them a musical online advertisement flyer to help promote their studios for new un-signed singing artists out there.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Flyers For Local music Studio

Recently I was asked by a client of mine to design a couple of idea's for some flyers to promote his business, although he is doing very well at the moment. Above are a couple of designs I created and the finished piece aswell.

For any music enquiries check out Sky Phonic Productions on facebook.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Jewellers Logo

Recently I was asked by a local Jeweler to create a logo for her to be used for Business cards, websites etc. 
The brief for this client was: To include "Inspired by Nature", as a lot of her work is inspired by nature and the animals in this world, especially Butterflies, which the client asked if I could sketch out a couple of designs to be used with her logo. Along with the butterflies I was asked to use a posh-ish text and have the text either in pink/purple or black/silver. 

After creating several copies of the design the client was happy to settle on this design. I enjoyed partaking in this, as it was something different to what I normally do, and something to add to my new found skills in typography.

To contact the jeweler her facebook link is below, and on her page is a link to her work on a separate facebook page.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Horde Of Hamsters

For my Final Major Project I took on  the task of two projects to complete. The being the Monster book which needed the most time to be completed and printed seeing as more was going into it then the second project.

The second project was to continue on with the character development of a series of hamsters that I had entitled "A Horde Of Hamsters". This was a play on the animal collective noun for hamsters.  With the intial feedback from the first time attempt at these creatures the main negative comment I received was the fact that the hamsters themselves looked the same and could do with being more visually characteristic instead of using props or items.  I also based the hamsters heavily ont he dwarves from the hit movie "The Hobbit". These Dwarves were a massive influence since each dwarf has a visual characteristic that defines each character: e.g. Bombur was portrayed fat - this deducts that he is a fond lover of food and is the camps cook, Dwalin was depicted as being bold, with many scars and heavily equiped this concluded that dwalin was the natural born fighter of the group and the hard man of the fellowship.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

The Plant Troll

Often found roaming the woodland realms of world, this creature is slow, docile and quite stupid. 
Territorial this creature will attack anything it feels is trying to take over his/her area. Apart from roaming around this creature will tend to flowers, or fallen trees and often can be seen making its home from fallen tree's.

This creature doesn't really tend to eat anything, and like plants lives mostly of the sun and drinking and soaking in water.

(c) Kyle Finnerty

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Final Major Project: Monsters In Our World

 For my final major project I decided to create a little fun fact book about Monsters for children. I decided this would be a great way to enhance and further develop my character designing skills while also learning more about how to publish and lay out my book properly. Unfortunately the final product wasn't perfect as you can see below the final cutting by the printing company was not that great and left too large white outlines which was a major annoyance, but apart from this I was generally happy with the final product.

Below are a series of images of some of the work inside the book and what the final product looks like.

Monday, 1 April 2013

The Long Leaf Frog

For my FMP I am creating a fun fact book for children based on curious creatures, Heres the first addition to the planned book

enjoy :)

Monday, 11 March 2013

Guest Lecture - Brian Froud

Today we had a guest lecture in the form of Brian Froud, who is mostly known for his amazing life like Faeries, and art work for films such as Jim Henson's "The Dark Crystal" and "Labyrinth". He showed us a portfolio of his work, which was amazing. During the talk Brian told us how he got into the fantasy art world, and told us some great tips, one that'll stick in my mind is "Never listen to your tutors". 

This lecture was great for me, as fantasy art is an area that I am heavily influenced in and in love with.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Editorial Piece - Project

I found this after rummaging around my old PC and was quite surprised to find this. Anyway this piece was created during a editorial project we did during my second year, if your a Muse fan you can see that the album cover Absolution heavily inspired this piece (and its one of my all time favourite albums). The article was about how people can trace and track terrorists, fugitives, criminals were now thanks to their shadows and the way they walked, the title of this article is called "Betrayed by your shadow", this was quite a fun article to do, may keep this in mind when I'm looking for work after education.

The power of advanced technology can be truly terrifying and amazing.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Sky Phonics - business cards and other managerie

Couple of weeks back I was given a commission by a local music recording studio to design a logo for them. Thankfully it was accepted and was published and is still being used by the studio, and now thanks to the the studio they have recently sent me some pictures of my design being used on numerous items, such as mouse matts, car adverts, and business cards here are a few picture of the items, and below is a link to the facebook page of said music studio, if anyone out there reading this post is interested in their music being recorded and produced.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Chasing cars....

Before I decided to go into the world of illustration, I was really into photography and loved the effects of a slow shutter speed while cars drove by, This was taken on a bridge which crosses over the road by the seafront.

CD covers

While looking through my folder of my old work, I stumbled across my first year work, and the CD album covers that I created during that year.
The idea of it was based on my interests, and what I love in life, so the cover is full of symbols that are found on the Playstation controllers, and the insidehad images of fish/fishing and a pint of cider haha.

enjoy folks :)

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Picturing Time - 2013

For my most recent University Project we were briefed to enter a minimum of 2 competitions, the 2 I chose to do was: Puffin Design - Wind In The Willows (previous post)
and Picturing Time.

This picture is my entry for Picturing Time.

enjoy :)

(c) Kyle Finnerty

Friday, 25 January 2013

IF: wings

A while back I was doing a commission for a local author (for copyright reasons I can't discuss the idea or story of the book) and these are one of the quick sketch's I did for the book, this image I was very chuffed at creating, and it was different for me to do and it was nice to get away from drawing dragons and other cartoony things and create something very lifelike 

A Horde Of Hamsters

Recently at Uni, we were giving the task to work with a animal collective noun, and seeing as I own  a hamster I decided to go with the Hamster collective noun, which was a Horde of Hamsters.

So I decided to continue on with that noun and create 5 characters. The original idea was to come up with 13 characters and loosely base them on the 13 companions in J.R.R.Tolkien "The Hobbit". But due to time restrictions I couldn't create 13 separate characters and decided to create 5 Hamsters, and one nemesis which was based on the Hamsters natural predators (e.g. Hawks, Owls, Snakes etc). I decided to go with a Hawk as I feel they can be made to look quite menacing and as a bird of prey its a common species which you easily connect being a rodent-based eater.

After I finish this latest project I'm gonna try and continue on with this idea and perhaps base an idea onto making this a book.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Commission : Logo for a Local Recording studio

Recently I was given a request to create a Logo for a local recording studio, called 
"Sky Phonic Productions". This wasn't really the sort of thing I go for, as I see it as more of a Graphic Design area of work, and not so much Illustration, but either way I gave the Logo ago and the owner of the recording studio was pretty chuffed with what I created. This was a nice short commission on something that was well out of my comfort zone and something I would like to work on more in the future, especially when I learn more techniques to create a more professional Logo design.

For anyone wanting to create any music or want their music to be recorded professionally the link above is the link to Sky Phonics Facebook page, drop a message the producer is a top man and is dead keen to produce music of all genres.

Commission for A-tonal recording studio

Recently I was given a commission to help create a advert for a music recording studio based in London called A-Tonal. This was a good experience for me, as this was the first commission I've had where I created work for someone I have never met and someone who lives away from Devon, massive thanks to Kyriacos Demetriou for giving me the chance to do this commission.

Link to A-tonal recording studio's for any of you who are interested in recording music.