Building Type: A pub, 1 storey with a mansard roof in the centre with sloped roofs on the sides, aimed at serving groups of people with food and alcohol.
Period Built: The style of the building is a 20th century pub with some 21st century design. It was a Seaman’s Mission before it got re-purposed to be a pub/restaurant
Contemporary Changes: See additional notes.
State of Repair: Old and worn brick work but structurally sound.
Important External Features: Signage, a Black A Board with chalk writing on the deals of the day, hand written and a pub sign above the door. Picnic benches on the front of the building with umbrellas.
Problems to solve: The interior design of the building, however i may put some more black boards with writing on them to block the players view.
Additional Notes: A beer garden to the side of the building, with an awning/gazebo, benches with tables and a bucket of sand for the smokers to put out their cigarettes. A low brick wall with metal rails to stop people from getting in the garden.
so i touched on this in my previous post, but i have decided that i would continue development of both company names and look into 2 very different type styles.
For Katana Studios i have decided that the typography will be closely linked to Katakana. This is a Japanese syllabary (Syllabary is a set of written symbols that represent the syllables that make up words) and the symbols have long strokes and very pointed edges
As you can see the type face that i have chosen matches the syllabary for Katakana slightly. I liked this type face simply because i has the appearance of being cut or slashed into the page.
As for LongSword i have decided to take the theme of Blackletter that has inspired most of the type faces that followed it. I wanted the style of the text to represent this type yet look more like a sketch but keep the middle age feel/style.
This is the Blackletter type
As you can see the type that i chose keeps the theme yet looks more sketchy and like a design company.
The next step i will be doing is making some storyboard sketches for a sting/ident for the company.
So today we have had a discussion about making manageable side projects that we can do to hone our skills and craft. Today we have been given a mini brief titled “Bus Stop”, this kind of project can be used to support our portfolio.
For the purpose of this project the words “Bus Stop” can be interpreted as “Any place in which people might gather to board transport of some kind”.
After being given this we have been left to look at our own stuff and try to draw from this project what we can. The purpose of giving us a brief is to give us some focus instead of spending a week thinking of what to do, it has been set for us and we just have to work on our creative sides and make something interesting.
From this blog i want to work on my drawing, but mainly my perspective drawing.
For my project i decided to look at all kinds of transportation like
So after looking through a few different forms of transport i decided that i would make my bus stop an arctic research facility and have a group of about 8 people at shift change after being on site for a week or so all huddled together with their bags and boxes waiting for a snow mobile to bring in their replacements.
So to Begin with i have found some pictures of Arctic research facilities and setups.
These are just my primary ideas and i will be making some thumbnail sketches of the facility and the entrance and some sketches of some equipment and make it look cluttered and and in a state of disorganisation and give it a sense of realism as these people moving will be tired, cold and frustrated and not be packing things very neatly, just getting it together to get home as soon as possible.
These are just my initial thought and i will be working on this over the next few weeks.
My name is Phillip Maclennan, I am 21 years old born March 24th 1992 in the city of Hull. I have lived in Hull all my life, but have ambitions to move out of Hull maybe even out of England all together “Who Knows”.
I am currently studying Games Design (BA) at Hull College in the HSAD (Hull School of Art & Design) building. I have a passion for gaming and drawing. More so the drawing aspect than the gaming over the past 1-2 years (That doesn’t mean I haven’t played games for the past 2 years, it just means I have been less focused on it than I was in my school years).
As for drawing I have really been interested in the work done by a Manga artist who goes by the name Mark Crilley. He does loads of ‘How to Draw’ videos and has really helped me develop my drawing skills. His simplistic style and clear voice makes it so anybody can draw even the most complex of pictures.
Phillip Maclennan Games Design Blog. "Nothing Is Generic"