Parting ways now from the decision fatigue article I decided to have a shop around and check out other blogs that were tackling some interesting and yes though I did find some they weren’t exactly the gold mine of information I was hoping, more of a criticism or analysis of the goings on in todays world. Found myself gravitating toward the TED blog again as I remember all the other interesting articles that I briefly scanned over.
Todays been an awfully busy one, you could say I’ve been a busy bee *snaps fingers*
Todays article tackled the issue of taking too much on in the day, taking influence from worker bees to help digest big busy days which was a brief but uplifting read. Knowing about the current issues bee’s are having I felt compelled to do what bit I can in raising awareness in a creative way.
The day started by dissecting the article word for word, finding key words that could be mashed up with others to create an image or an idea, same as every project goes and managed to churn out 3 illustrations on the subject.
First up was the idea of a human brushing their teeth with a honey server. The idea for this illustration was a result of reading about getting into the mindset of the bee’s, my mind took that to the extreme of having a routine like a bee but also keeping human aspects of our life such as brushing our teeth in the morning. This was just a little fun and not at all a serious idea, it worked out as a sketch however not sure anything translates upon seeing the digital piece. Ah well into the portfolio it goes. at least it can be seen as an experimentation of art style
Next up; Thinking like a bee.
This one started out fun with everything looking good and feeling confident that I’ve chosen the right colours, composition and hope that the idea holds as I tie it all together to which I think it does in some aspect, it may take an extra moment to realise that the bees and hive are supposed to represent a thinking bubble, tense thinking like a bee. I think the illustration is certainly eye catching but can’t help but feel like there are some small design choices that could of helped it pop that little bit extra. The meaning of this one being a little stronger than the previous illustration I personally think.
And lastly hive clock. the is probably as minimal as these illustrations get when it comes to the article, its just a simple illustration of a clock in the honeycomb texture hinting at bees, this one being a sort of representation of the working bee, the clock on the wall suggesting working hours much like humans in jobs making a connection between working humans and working bees hopefully pointing toward an idea of thinking like them.
The narrative of this piece is probably the most fragile out the lot, it takes a lot of explaining which to me says it doesn’t translate anything that well but can still go in the portfolio as an attempt. The central composite and colours, the clean edges and subtle shading I all like and think came together well. It looks pleasing but thats about it for this one.
Onto the Next article!.