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Olly Alexander as James - God Help the Girl by yuyanda
Olly Alexander as James - God Help the Girl

I’m currently working on a film poster design for a musical indie rom-com called God Help the Girl from Metrodome distribution released in 2014. The film stars Emily Browning (Suckerpunch) Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones) and Olly Alexander (lead singer of the British band Years and Years) and director Stuart Murdoch's debut film.

For the painting process I decided to stick to a digital workflow using Photoshop and Illustrator CS3 with my trusty Wacom Graphire 4 tablet. My creative direction was simple incorporating an opaque flat colour approach with little or no airbrushing. I sampled colours from 4 different palettes with a high saturation value and bright hues. James played by Olly Alexander is a musician and rarely seen without his guitar so I decided to portray him in this light. The guitar’s structure comprises of 22 layers alone including textures and reflective brushwork. I sampled 76 colours in total and only used a handful to create the look and feel of his guitar. In keeping with the bands bold two-tone album cover art I went for a minimal but more exciting full colour painting approach which should appease their fans with a single background colour to accompany each of the actor illustrations. The idea was if the illustration has a high saturation value then the background colour would be low saturation and vice versa. I later came across the Albers approach to colour studies which lead to finding the largest area of a hue from the actor illustration and producing a different colour within the same family for the background. I also attempted to combine these ideas with complimentary colours for each illustration and split complimentary colours to cohesively bring them all together.

Emily Browning as Eve - yuyanda.deviantart.com/art/Emi…
Hannah Murray as Cass - yuyanda.deviantart.com/art/Han…

For more info about 'God Help the Girl' visit - us.godhelpthegirl.com/

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Hannah Murray as Cass - God Help the Girl by yuyanda
Hannah Murray as Cass - God Help the Girl

I’m currently working on a film poster design for a musical indie rom-com called God Help the Girl from Metrodome distribution released in 2014. The film stars Emily Browning (Suckerpunch) Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones) and Olly Alexander (lead singer of the British band Years and Years) and director Stuart Murdoch's debut film.

For the painting process I decided to stick to a digital workflow using Photoshop and Illustrator CS3 with my trusty Wacom Graphire 4 tablet. My creative direction was simple incorporating an opaque flat colour approach with little or no airbrushing. I sampled colours from 4 different palettes with a high saturation value and bright hues. For the leopard print dress on Cass played by Hannah Murray, I decided to isolate the dark areas of the pattern and trace it using Illustrator CS3 before adding any colour or brushwork in Photoshop CS3. A section of the dress was matted in as it was cropped from the photograph. Cass’s fashionable style reflects her free spirited character. I sampled over 30 colours to create her dress and shoes. In keeping with the bands bold two-tone album cover art I went for a minimal but more exciting full colour painting approach which should appease their fans with a single background colour to accompany each of the actor illustrations. The idea was if the illustration has a high saturation value then the background colour would be low saturation and vice versa. I later came across the Albers approach to colour studies which lead to finding the largest area of a hue from the actor illustration and producing a different colour within the same family for the background. I also attempted to combine these ideas with complimentary colours for each illustration and split complimentary colours to cohesively bring them all together.

Emily Browning as Eve - yuyanda.deviantart.com/art/Emi…
Olly Alexander as James - yuyanda.deviantart.com/art/Oll…

For more info about 'God Help the Girl' visit - 
us.godhelpthegirl.com/

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Emily Browning as Eve - God Help the Girl by yuyanda
Emily Browning as Eve - God Help the Girl

I’m currently working on a film poster design for a musical indie rom-com called God Help the Girl from Metrodome distribution released in 2014. The film stars Emily Browning (Suckerpunch) Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones) and Olly Alexander (lead singer of the British band Years and Years) and director Stuart Murdoch's debut film.

For the painting process I decided to stick to a digital workflow using Photoshop and Illustrator CS3 with my trusty Wacom Graphire 4 tablet. My creative direction was simple incorporating an opaque flat colour approach with little or no airbrushing. I sampled colours from 4 different palettes with a high saturation value and bright hues. I wanted to repeat the use of a single colour and draw the viewer’s eye towards her face, as seen on the lips and head scarf for Eve played by Emily Browning. The colour work was applied using a slightly modified hard edged brush to preserve a clean finish behind the line-art. In keeping with the bands bold two-tone album cover art I went for a minimal but more exciting full colour painting approach which should appease their fans with a single background colour to accompany each of the actor illustrations. The idea was if the illustration has a high saturation value then the background colour would be low saturation and vice versa. I later came across the Albers approach to colour studies which lead to finding the largest area of a hue from the actor illustration and producing a different colour within the same family for the background. I also attempted to combine these ideas with complimentary colours for each illustration and split complimentary colours to cohesively bring them all together.

Hannah Murray as Cass - yuyanda.deviantart.com/art/Han…
Olly Alexander as James - yuyanda.deviantart.com/art/Oll…

For more info about 'God Help the Girl' visit - us.godhelpthegirl.com/

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Meet Rachel by yuyanda
Meet Rachel

Meet Rachel played by American Actress Grace Gummer in indie comedy Frances Ha. The portrait serves as part of the background composition for my Frances Ha quad film poster. I wanted the main visual elements to have a convincing traditional watercolour appearance using wet and dry media brushes on a textured canvas surface. The workflow included Corel Painter IX, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator CS3.

Artwork copyright Kazembe Hamadi 2014. All rights reserved.
Photography property of Metrodome Distribution. All rights reserved.

Frances Ha
Meet Lev
Meet Sophie

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Meet Lev by yuyanda
Meet Lev

Meet Lev played by actor Adam Driver in indie comedy Frances Ha. The portrait serves as part of the background composition for my Frances Ha quad film poster. I wanted the main visual elements to have a convincing traditional watercolour appearance using wet and dry media brushes on a textured canvas surface. The workflow included Corel Painter IX, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator CS3.

Artwork copyright Kazembe Hamadi 2014. All rights reserved. 
Photography property of Metrodome Distribution. All rights reserved.

Frances Ha
Meet Rachel
Meet Sophie

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Ok, so my winning entry to the State of the Art Cinema 'design a movie poster' competition was included in the State of the Art Cinema exhibitions held around London during July and August this year. State of the Art Cinema is a free exhibition of contemporary film poster design and photography presented by Film Distributors' Association. My poster design for new wave indie comedy Frances Ha (see Gallery for the poster art) was exhibited alongside 70+ other images indicating the spectacle and diversity of films from around the world being released in UK cinemas between summer 2014 and spring 2015. If you love poster art and film photography have a look at my Facebook albums from these exhibitions:

State of the Art Cinema 2014 at A&D Gallery


State of the Art Cinema 2014 at The Strand Gallery

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Creativity, coffee and a tapestry of ideas!
An old idea myself and a fellow friend/artist of mine were conceptualising before he moved to the states, an idea that I, excuse me, we thought is pretty special...but who knows? We'll just have to wait and see but the potential is definitely!

I'm not gonna give the idea away but instead lead your mind in the right direction with a sort of Idealised Synopsis :)

"Tapestry of abstract stories told in mixed mixed mediums and styles with spoken verse and subtitled with a musical score and code as an after thought.."

"No limits imposed!"
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  • Mood: Tense
  • Listening to: Shorty Blitz on Kiss 100.
  • Reading: The Life of Senna by Tom Rubython
  • Watching: Street Fighter Assassin's Fist.
  • Playing: New Pacman Arcade.
  • Eating: Sausage & chips with Costa Bourbons.
  • Drinking: Pepsi and Brothers toffee apple cider.

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Kazembe Alvaro Zakious Hamadi
Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom
I was always good at drawing which served me well during a turbulent childhood.
As a shy kid I loved 90’s cartoons, music and films of all genres. I idolised artists like Bruce Lee and Bob Marley admiring how even in death one can still be a positive influence on the world, I wanted to do the same. I decided to take art seriously after completing my G.C.S.E’s going onto study Art & Design and photography at Brentside Arts College for 3 years. After completing the course I took a year out then enrolled at Thames Valley University (UK) graduating from Ba Hons Digital Art with Animation. I have been dedicated to developing my portfolio and stepping outside of my creative box ever since. I have freelanced for a small TV producer of Spit TV, design store AD clothing and produced specially commissioned portrait art. I have also created a personal and commercial identity through emblem iconography stretching over various formats. I’m now a part-time freelance/commission creative artist & animator.

I've been involved in the art, photography and film scene over a number of years, my achievements include winning finalist in the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize art competition, Bronze medallist in the UK Skills art advanced Challenge 2007 and best film poster winner in the Odeon Short Film competition 2009. In 2010 a selection of my artwork was published for the first time in hardcover book 'Virtuoso showcasing talented artists from around the world.’ In 2012 I created work for London Bus-Tops, a collaborative public art installation project spanning 20 London boroughs to form part of London’s cultural Olympiad for the 2012 Olympic Games. In 2014 I won 1st place in the State of the Art Cinema 'design a movie poster' competition for my Frances Ha quad poster, an indie comedy starring Greta Gerwig and directed by Noah Baumbach. I’ve exhibited widely around the UK including The National Film Theatre in London, The Trocadero in London, The Hospital Gallery in Covent Garden, Light House Gallery in Wolverhampton, Pitshanger Manor Gallery in Ealing and Ada street gallery in Bethnal Green, London.

As an artist I have reached a creative turning point in my life and plan on making original pieces for the rest of my days. I want my work to touch elements that have never been touched on before. My ambition is to move into the creative industry and push my creativity even further.
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Exhibitions.

2012 - London Bus-Tops, London boroughs. A collaborative public art installation project across 20 London boroughs creating a new exhibition space for the public and public arts as part of London's 2012 cultural Olympiad.

2007 - TVU Contemporaries show, Trocadero, London. Showcasing recent Thames Valley University graduates cutting edge art and design practice.

2007 - Pixel Shake, Ada Street gallery, Bethnal Green, London. BA Hons Digital Arts graduate degree show.

2007 - UK Skills Challenge, Light House gallery, Wolverhampton. Promoting excellence through skills competitions for young artists.

2006 - Nationwide Mercury Art prize, The Hospital gallery, Covent Garden, London. UK’s premier student art competition and exhibition.

2003 - Yesterday, today and tomorrow, The National Film Theatre, London. Part of the Yesterday, today and tomorrow exhibition of works by young artists from Ealing schools.

2002 - Yesterday, today and tomorrow, Pitshanger Manor arts gallery & house, Ealing. An exhibition of works by young artists from Ealing Schools.

2002 - The people of Ealing, Pitshanger Manor arts gallery & house, Ealing. An energetic mixture of work that creatively reflects the people of the London Borough of Ealing.
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Awards & Publications.

2013 - State of the Art Cinema 'design a poster' Competition Winner.
1st place in the State of the Art Cinema 'design a movie poster' competition for indie comedy Frances Ha, starring Greta Gerwig and directed by Noah Baumbach.

2010 - Virtuoso. A hardback book showcasing the work of talented artists from around the world.

2009 - Odeon Short Film Competition. Winner of 1st place in the Odeon short film competition poster category for Odeon Uxbridge entry ‘Dummy’.

2007 - UK Skills Challenge Art Advanced Competition. Art Advanced BRONZE award for digital painting 'C.G.eye.'

2006 - Nationwide Mercury Prize Art Competition. Winning finalist award for digital illustration 'In Search of…'
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