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Risk it all

Friends and family will know that there are big changes in my life right now. I have left my secure job with the Royal Australian Navy. As much as I liked the job, some people around me had a poisonous attitude and it finally got to me so I left.

I am in the workings of placing all my possessions in storage, and planning a trip to backpack around Europe for a month. When I get back to Australia I am pursuing a career in graphic design. This is all very exciting and it’s not the first time I have done something spontaneous. In fact, I think I’m up to my third mid life crisis lol.

Anyway, in between packing my things I came up with the idea of a medical drug that incorporates all of these feelings and high risk; Its called Riskitol.

Thank you for your feedback and appreciation.

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One of my favourite games in Fallout: New Vegas by Bethesda. The Tops casino is central to the storyline of the game.
The Rad Pack at the Tops Casino is believe is based on the Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Buddy Greco.
I really do enjoy their type of music, so much so that I was listening to them whilst creating the moodboard. I retained the 60s theme as well as the Fallout game series too. The motto of the Tops Casino is “You’ll dig us baby, we’re the tops!” Any feedback or constructive critiscism is welcome.

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Zombies!

Hello everyone.

If you are like me and trying to be fit and healthy in this day and age, then you will know that one of the hardest things to do is workout your legs. Every time I do a leg workout I wince at the pain of using the pedals in my car on the drive home from the gym. Suddenly every event that you do for the rest of the day has the loaded question “Do I have to use my legs for this?” Chances are if the answers yes, you won’t be doing that thing in case your legs give way underneath you and you strive for the next three hours to get back up.

This (exaggeration) situation had me thinking the only way to get around the home or office is by doing a zombie shamble ( making moaning noises and saying ‘brains’ only adds to the creativity ). So sitting in my favourite Prof. Charles Xavier chair I looked at all the different types of zombie movie posters that were on the internet and decided to generate one of my own. The zombie silhouettes were created by my own images of various zombie poses. Completed in Photoshop, to the style of George A. Romero and Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead. Enjoy!

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Various zombie poses for the silhouettes

Zombie-_leg_day_posterFinished poster.

The universe is in great peril!

This is my second submission of video game posters.

“Long live the great and glorious mother brain!’

I only used tutorials to get the texture for this one which I’m proud of.

the poster is done in the style of a Chinese propaganda poster. The sunburst is certainly eye catching and its simplicity in only using two colours, and black and white. I used Adobe Illustrator to create the black and white mother brain and metroids, also the red sunburst. I placed them all in Adobe Photoshop and applied the textures and filters. The only thing I could criticise is the border chops off the metroids teeth at the bottom, adding a red or white circle to the mother brains eye would tie it in nicely with the metroids white eyes. Feedback welcome. Enjoy!

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An idle mind….

Hello all.

If you are one of those people who have a naturally creative mind then you might feel like there’s millions of thoughts running through your mind and not much time for anything else, purple monkey dishwasher. It seems your subconscious is spewing forth ideas and images like an untapped oil well with no end in sight.

Any thought may be a keen insight or an idea to a question that you’ve been sitting on for days, and the only filter you possess is a pen/pencil and paper to write it down before it returns back to the nether realm.

You’ve probably heard the phrase growing up ‘An idle mind is the devils playground’. Which leads me to consider what he’d enjoy more, the swings or the slippery dip ( I bet its the swings ). As abstract as this quote is, does it mean we can’t go on holiday? Or have a power nap to recharge the batteries? Or to simply zone out  at your 3pm meeting on a Monday morning? Simply put, no ( okay maybe yes to the meeting one ).

We are currently in the age of information, and we haven’t seen so much nor had as much within our grasp since the Great Library of Alexandria ( thanks a lot Caesar ). This has to do largely in part with the digital age, and yet how we use and process this information is still in it’s infantile stages. Getting back to the playground thesis, an active body requires an active mind. An active mind is one that doesn’t rest on it’s laurels ( Caesar? ). It continually sources information from books, websites, nature, industry, everywhere. If it all seems like thinking too much becomes too stressful at times, you can stop and give the devil a push on the swings.

Below is a piece I did this morning consisting of all the vowels in the English Alphabet with the letters L, S, and T. Together they create 5 separate words. Which word / words first appear when you look at this piece? Why is it so? Is it because of the colours? Where the vowels are placed? Is there something happening in your life that you associate with that word? Perhaps you just liked the show ‘Lost’ when it was on t.v. Could you use this composition to make the viewer think of a particular word?

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Enjoy your weekend, and keep those neurons firing. Pew pew!