Friday, April 30, 2010

banana box phase #1 | Illustrator

For Illustrator class we are designing and building working boxes based on a fruit or vegetable. I was assigned Soybean, Brussel Sprout, or Banana. I'm excited to make a 3D object! Phase #1 is designing the basic elements like the cover and pages for a binder documenting the design process. and a two page layout with pictures for research.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

a newsletter about newsletters | InDesign

This is my final comp for my newsletter about newsletters for illustrator 2. Keep in mind that these are spreads and also intended to be folded in half for mailing or viewed as a whole.

vintge science fiction posters tight rough | Photoshop

3 tight rough ideas for my vintage science fiction poster for Photoshop 1

Sunday, April 25, 2010

photorealistic fun | Illustrator

Here is the final product for my Illustrator Photo realism drawing. as well as how I made it and the original picture that I used as inspiration.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

boomtown logo | Illustrator

The logo for my fictional Saloon for GD3. here is the progression from tight rough to final and all the lovely changes in between.

Monday, April 12, 2010

1950's science fiction info | InDesign

Ideas for an up comming Photoshop project that involves choosing an art style.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

you're the meaning in my life you're the inspiration!

The last two weeks of school have been all about Inspiration for the projects that are looming on the horizon. Gathering ideas and deciding what to make for each class. I love doing research for fun projects like the ones I have coming up and so here is a little sampler of things you can expect to see from me in the next few weeks:)

#1 Photo realism in illustrator, we have to choose a photograph to hopefully recreate in a way that looks pretty close to realism. for this project I'm excited to say I have chosen one of my favorite items in the whole world... The Fiestaware Pitcher!

#2 Is the old switcharoo in GD3... remember the board I made for my restaurant Parasol, well I wont be making anything else on that subject this term because in a staggering turn of events after all the research and excitement about creating and branding our own restaurants our instructor had us trade with each other at random... it was very disappointing news but at least I came out of it with an interesting new idea that I never would have tried.... my new restaurant Is........... The Boomtown Saloon an 1800's western saloon ye haw!

#3 For my first ever Photoshop assignment we are going to pick an art style it can be anything from Renaissance to comic books to base an illustration or photo edit on. It took me a really long time to choose because I want to do something that no one else in class will choose to do something less obvious but still fun. So after much thought I have landed on 1950's B science fiction movie posters! they have a really distinct style and consistent elements so I'm really excited to get started on this.

#4 Because 3 out of 4 of my classes have fun projects one has to be less than fun... this time it is my InDesign project, get this concept we will be creating a Newsletter about Newsletters, I'm serious. how lame is that?

Monday, April 5, 2010

parasol inspiration

My restaurant inspiration board for GD3 it's a 1940s-50s inspired picnic cafe.