James Boughton

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Johnny Cupcake Design "Wave off Mt Cupcake"

Hi, My name is James Boughton,

I work under the alias of commonlight

I am a 27 year old freelance photographer and image manipulator, who has rediscovered a love for illustration.

This project has been the kick up the bum i have very much needed to do a "brief" but also expand on a idea i had and see it through with out loosing focus (like what usually happens when working on a labour of love project, when you dont make time

Brand Chosen: Johnny Cupcakes

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Part I:

So i have been looking at what i like to see in a Johnny Cupcakes T-shirt, and the below images are either ones i own or adore.

I am very fond of the use of lines, gradients and depth created by simple shading.

Taking inspiration from these and applying them to my favourite piece of art im hoping to create a JC take on a iconic work of art.

My aim is to have a wave of frosting, pouring out of a spilt can, very similar to the frosting cans that released last year. 

I would like to incorporate either a Cupcake and cross bones or a cupcake somewhere into my design but at the moment the only place i can think of is in place of Mt Fuji

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Part II: Sketches

I was aiming to make a simple yet menacing wave, using a light blue, dark blue(shirt colour) and white for highlights etc.

Trying to get some cool type for the frosting can.... i suck at cool type (advice on bubble type like illa j - yancy boys album art greatly needed)

Very Very loose and quick layout for the frosting can

A small sketch of the hopeful layout, i threw in a rising sun cupcake for shits and giggles, but i quite like it.

Im currently exploring pre made fonts, not my ideal route to go down but im starting to get frustrated with my hand made fonts not looking how i want... so any advice is greatly appreciated 

I have also started vectorising my designs, the way the Chris works is different to how i have used illustrator in the past so i am trying things a bit differently.

 

I have decided on a 3 colour screen print design (4 colour in total when the shirt is included) 

* A Light blue (Carolina Blue ish) for the water

* White for reflections and crests of waves

* Red (Fire Red) for the frosting can details and the rising sun

Navy Blue Shirt with elements used for shadows and details.

 

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Part III: Vector

Ok here we go, please ignore the very rough 1st stage illustration, so far im pretty happy with the left side of the wave and the shading.

Ive used pink just as a guide so i can see all the colours i need on the design.

The background will be navy blue.

Im in the process of sorting the Rising cupcake sun and the right hand side of the wave.

The Can, oh the Can !! im really not happy with any type i put on at the moment, and trying to bend it around the can is a pain, im sure im going about it the wrong way.

Anyway below is a very rough design, which will have more done to it tomorrow.

Update:::

Colours have been selected, the can still needs work and highlights and texture needs adding

Upadete :::

 

Part IV: The Final Piece & Tech Pack

This is the finished artwork, its not the most complicated design but i learned alot doing this.

This is how i imagine it on a shirt, my other idea was to have the can hidden by the arm but i realised printing on the seam would cause issues.

Ive put up my tech pack and can supply if anyone wants it.

Thankyou for such a fun course Chris, its be a hoot!!

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