Okay so im still in the first phase of this. I'm gonna try to keep a sort of diary of this project here.
But heres what I know:
So the client request is for a new building, the build is a concert hall with room for 800 people.
the wall I am doing in this hall is behind a bar. the bar will be called "Popcorner" after a bar that were at
the same location 30-40 years ago, the wall 5 meters wide and 1,8 high. The wish of the client is that
it in corporates a harlequin pattern and some of the old bar photos.
I've tracked down a bunch of the old photos from people gotten the rights to use them, I've done some
corrective surgery on the photos with photoshop, a lot of the stuff is old as hell, some of the photos are half,
some are cracked or stained. Any hoo... I worked through 10 or so of them just so I could make a decent presentation for the investors.
The meeting is on monday, so lets hope I get the job, I really need to eat afterall.
here's what I'm bringing to the party.
Hey how did you do this...tried using photos and a zillion filetrs in photoshop but nothing worked...then i tried drawing from scratch....but im nowhere close to being an illustrator....the work looks good....pretty much the same effect i had in mind when i started doing it myself
Well I started with making a stecil of the photos, theres several ways to that, mine was done through live tracing in illustrator. The color is added via a linear dodge(add) layer in photoshop, and the harlequin is a vektor clipping mask.
So its been awhile but here's how it looks, big style change here, I know wtf. Here's what happened, a friend of the client suggested to said client that it would be better if the harlequin plots were photos and not graphic reproduction.
When the client decided that was an awesome idea I all of the sudden got very very busy.
luckily I got a surprise call from a very nice lady, Lisbeth Skarnov, A local museum inspector, she said she had heard of the project.
I met with her and we decided that there could be mutual benefit from colaboration, she got me some really nicely high res pictures with minimal wear and tear, unlike the ones I had received before.
Still with the new pictures, the workload had increased signifigantly, so I had to contact the investors and estimate a longer work period and thereby a higher price. It wasn't so well received so I had to go on the hunt for more investors, I tracked down some of the old bandsmembers in some of the pictures. Again luckily I found a new investor too keep me going.
It was at this time I was surprised with an offer of a new appartment, the condition being I had to move immediately, I had been living in a small room with no shower an kitchen... So I agreed. this however meant I had to cram 70 hours of work in a weekend.
A day before delivery I was so nearly done, I planned to go to my part time job, which i had been neglecting for the past week.
I worked a 12 hour day. When I came home my monitor and my tv was gone... I can't really describe the shear outrage my mind was going through in that instant. turns out the magistrate had been by they had taken monitor and tv, they thought I was the earlier tenant. Whom apparently owed a lot of money to the state. So tired as I was I tried calling the magistrate office, no luck.
next morning, day of delivery I went to the magistrate office in person, I told them the situation showed them my tenants contract, they told me my stuff could be at a lawyers office, that my stuff even might have been moved already to a warehouse in copenhagen 380km away, I was told I couldn't have it back for atleast another week.
So I went home convinced that I had failed, I spent 2 hours in utter misery considering what to tell the client. then my phone rang, it was the lawyers, they said they were very sorry and that they had sent a guy with my stuff.
I got my stuff back I made the final adjustments and was done an hour before delivery.
the final version looks like this:
I will update with pictures of the wall as soon as possible