This blog is all about the fusion of design x art x music. Imagine creating an album
and collaborating with a photographer, Illustrator, Film-Maker or Designer to create something that simultaneously enhances the final product.

Whether the story is told through the expression of “Boom-Bap” style drum programming, and soulful samples, or through thought-provoking, colour blinding visuals. The two mediums should stand as worthy pieces of art in their own right, or as two pieces of art that complement each other. With this chemistry I hope to plant the seed which I call “audiopixel”.
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My Imaginary Monster illustration →

Normally at this point I’d just colour on the computer, but the completed look I wanted to have for this picture was some sort of natural looking texture, a rough and grainy type feel but still keeping a smooth overall look, so I printed the picture at high resolution to keep the quality alive and thought this would be a good excuse to use the Faber-Castell colouring pencils again, which, I do really like now that I feel as though I’m starting to get to grips with them, they have a really good quality feel and the colours blend quite well giving an overall nice vibrant finish, I found that if the strokes of the pencil go in the same direction it keeps the colour nice and even, however, there’s still a lot of room for improvement. Definitely a country mile better than the cheap stuff handed to me as a kid that would break constantly after each time sharpening up, but thats another story. Anyhow once the colouring was done it was back into the computer to add all the finishing touches generally cleaning up the image (again), adding the lighting and darkness effects with the help of Photoshop. See the images below to see how my nightmare turned out in the end.

普段だったらここの段階まで来たらパソコン上で色をつけるのですが、今回の絵についてはもっと自然に近い質感で、きめももっと粗く、ただ全体的にみたら滑らかに仕上げたかったので、質を失わないように、ハイレゾリューションでプリントアウトして、fabercastellの色鉛筆がしっくりくるかなと思ったので色鉛筆を使いました。この色鉛筆、色のブレンドもすごく良くて、すごくきれいに仕上がるんですが、コツは同じ方向に塗っていくことで仕上がりがきれいになるとこの前発見したんですが、それでもまだきっとなにかまだきれいに仕上がるコツがまだまだありそうです。色づけが終わったら、パソコンにもどしてまた絵をきれいにしていきます。photoshopでライトと暗闇のエフェクトを出して終わり。夢の中で見た映像が最終的に下の様な絵になりました。

Its time for the stars to present itself in the form of beats. With the “Zodiak Series” complete, with “Pieces” being the last one, I have created a sound that conveys the essence of the Water Sign. A unique sound with variety and soundscapes you may have heard before occupies your speakers. Experience the sound of Pisces. Hope you have enjoyed the series over the last four years I know I have learnt a lot and evolved over time. Feel free to contact me or holla in regards to the music I have created during this series via twitter @MykeForte. Thanks again for the support! One. If you like what you hear you can check out more info at www.mykeforte.com 

Its time for the stars to present itself in the form of beats. With the “Zodiak Series” complete, with “Pieces” being the last one, I have created a sound that conveys the essence of the Water Sign. A unique sound with variety and soundscapes you may have heard before occupies your speakers. Experience the sound of Pisces. Hope you have enjoyed the series over the last four years I know I have learnt a lot and evolved over time. Feel free to contact me or holla in regards to the music I have created during this series via twitter @MykeForte. Thanks again for the support! One. If you like what you hear you can check out more info at www.mykeforte.com