For this summer online courses postcard, they wanted the design to include summer elements and be collage-esque. To achieve this effect, I used clipping masks with paper textures and varying opacity. Additionally, drop shadows helped with the “cut and paste” style of the design as well. Below are design drafts.
This rushing rapids scene was particularly challenging due to the river which needed to display movement and the luminescent/reflective qualities of water while maintaining the rather flat style of these illustrations. I spent the majority of my time that I worked on this illo on the water. Overall, I am quite satisfied with how it came out!
Today I worked on my first powerpoint reformatting assignment. Essentially, I took the original 4:6 slides and converted them into 16:9 slides. Utilizing predetermined formatting guidelines (specifications on background, font, alignment, and color), I edited this lecture powerpoint to be cohesive with the others.
I was asked to create an 11″ x 17″ poster for the History Faculty New Book Series this academic year. The poster needed to contain event, author, and book information as well as photos of the authors and/or book covers. In order to display different styles, I created three initial drafts of the design varying in color scheme, layout, font, and graphical elements. These are pictured below:
I then chose only the latter two to send to the client for feedback per Suloni’s advice.
The client decided to go with the green poster’s style. Additionally, they requested the circular elements be changed to squares and that both the author portraits and the book covers be included in the design. Using this critique, the following designs were created:
Concerning RUS 407, I was assigned to illustrate as well as color scenes. For my first illustration (pictured below), I used a pre-made kitchen background since it has been used in prior scenes and drew additional assets that applied to the scene in which the characters are making dumplings. As this was first line drawing, it took somewhat longer than I initially expected. After the line drawing was approved, I added color and inserted the characters.
For my next illustration, I was asked to first create a rough photoshop collage to submit for approval before I moved on to a line drawing. The images below show my photoshop collage (using a background pieced together from two already existing backgrounds) and then the final.
Currently, I working on an ice cream shop scene. This entailed drawing an ice cream shop background from scratch, which has provided me practice in drawing interior spaces–something I have not had prior experience with. Below is my Photoshop collage and two images of my current progress.