These illustrations depicting cable distribution networks were produced to a whopping 4m wide, to be used on large display panels. The illustrations were then given some graphic design love before being delivered as high resolution PDFs, with the illustrations themselves available standalone, for use on the web if needed.
Archive for category: General Illustration
These are the remaining three deep sea exploration illustrations, produced for use up to A1 print. I have to admit, it’s fun playing with water and ships, it’s an exciting subject to work with, and to try and communicate to the viewer.
Shot 3 – Subsea Installation
This illustration needed to convey the incredible depths a typical subsea installation is carried out at. Two iconic buildings, noteworthy for their heights, were chosen to try and get the message across. Practically everyone has seen images of the Eifel Tower, or have seen the real thing. The Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, adds weight to the scale of depth.
The igils were tasked with producing five large (up to A1 print) illustrations, all centred around deep sea exploration. There’s no hiding the fact that we love this sort of illustration – meaty, something we can really get our teeth into, and it involves cool vehicles – what more could you ask for! These are the first three illustrations. Warning – if you go full screen, you’ll need to click the thumbnail at the bottom of the screen to get back to a manageble size. We kept the “go large” option in case you wanted a gander at the detail!
Shot 1 – Subsea Installation
The subsea installation shot shows the Åsgard subsea gas compression system. The various vessels are; on the left, the North Sea Giant (the largest and most advanced offshore construction vessels ever built) and the Far Sleipner (an offshore supply ship) in the centre. To the right is an FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading).
Shot 2 – Arctic Installation
This illustration depicts the difficulties of working offshore in Arctic conditions – we can see, from the left; the North Sea Giant, the Erik Raude ocean rig, a refinery, ice breaker and lastly the Far Sleipner.
A twist on the monopoly board
We were handed a idea for an illustration, based on the concept of the popular board game, Monopoly. Our task was to create some new playing pieces, applicable to the product, and produce several illustrations for print and web use, so something that could hold up to large format print of needed. The final images were produced to a size of around 1.5m wide at 300dpi, so suitable for 3-5m wide display board at exhibition.
As part of a marketing project, we were asked to produce, from a sample photograph, a CGI version of this display rack filled with specific products. The beauty of CGI in this instance is the fact that the products and their labels were new to market and didn’t exist. Also, the client had the freedom to choose the final camera angle which best fitted their concept.
When a product just doesn’t exist, our services prove invaluable in helping clients produce the marketing shot they need. In this instance we bought in a basic stock image (left), then added our own CGI can in place of the original, rebuilding some of the hand in the process (right).
Our client, the largest manufacturer of PVC glazing products in the UK, has a new product on the market that allows for some impressively wide patio units. To communicate this to prospective customers in their new brochure, we were asked to produce a CGI garden coming through the patio doors. The doors and model (holding a green stand-in carpet) were shot at a local studio, where we took appropriate measurements of the set, lights and camera. Then back to the hutch armed with the information, to create a lush garden and a computer model of the actual set, lights and camera, so that shadows match the real photograph. What makes it slightly easier to get the camera match accurate is our software’s built-in camera matching system that allows us to enter camera make, model and lens settings.