This week I was able to find Rebekah Blackburn who I’m working with in CIU but was after another project in her studio 3 class. I asked her if she was able to do some sort of basic geometrical shape along with my artist name *NIQ* and the name of the EP *Jawbone*. She was really good about the idea so late in the trimester but she said she had plenty of free time to be able to do something decent and not just throw some stuff together. I downloaded a whole heap of reference EP covers and put them into a Google Drive and sent them to her so she can get a really good idea of what exactly I was after. She really liked the first one as it seemed easiest for her to do with such little time.
Google Drive with reference pics: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RNKNSn3Zbly3T0UNlVuQaeFYs0PMTS-b
We also talked about sizing for Soundcloud and how big the artwork should be so that it sits nicely on Soundcloud and doesn’t pixelate.
“We accept any images up to 2mb in size. For the best results, we recommend uploading a .jpg or .png of at least 800 pixels x 800 pixels. Square images look best for track artwork” – Soundcloud
So far she hasn’t sent me anything as she’s been busy finishing off some CIU stuff but as soon as she’s started and got the main idea down she’ll slack me the idea and I’ll do more updates regarding it.
As for the songs in Jawbone, I have got 1 and a half tracks finish out of 3 but am hoping that over the weekend to at least have started another track and hopefully have that finish ASAP as I’ve left everything till last minute.
The same goes with the glitch hop EP dysfunctional, the animator Paige she’s been busy with work and doing more CIU stuff than studio 3 work but she will have something started for me soon as she works fast on her projects, I’m also going to ask her if she could get a screenshot from the animation as it may come out a little nicer looking than if I did it, and use that screenshot with my artist name and EP name on it in a format that fits what’s happening in the animation. So far with these 2 tracks, I have only got 1 drop of a song and the rest is just the drums which I sent to Paige, but again I hope by the end of this week to have completed all my songs and have a rough mix started so that when I go into a studio during the project workshop I can finish a mixdown and add anything that may be needed in the song.