Here are a few of the RUS 406 illustrations for which I colored and placed characters.
After a few rounds of edits–and a bit of slimming-down on text–the final renditions of the Linguistics Research Center trifold flyer are shown below. Compared to prior versions, the final has less text, consistent formatting throughout, more graphic elements like the “Current lesson series” section, and features the new LRC logo.
The latest draft of the LRC trifold is shown below. Most notably, I added a gradient to the artwork so that the image faded into the background and reformatted/added a graphical element to the “Each lesson includes” list. After receiving critique from Suloni and Bethany, I updated the LRC trifold to include orange in the color scheme and small formatting details. I also tried using a peachy hue in place of the grey, though Suloni and I agreed that the grey was better fit (the peach version can be viewed below). Currently awaiting feedback.
I also began working on my first short animation for the Russian course. In the scene, one character enters, fans his face, and tells the other character that it is warm. The other character then puts down their phone, gets up, and opens a window. I have been utilizing tweens as much as possible to help make the process go by faster.
I began working on a trifold handout draft for the Language Research Center that corresponds with a banner that was already designed. To coordinate the trifold with the banner for this first draft, I am using the same color scheme (blue: #203b82, grey: #dadad2, and white) as well as incorporating the same artwork.
The main challenge I have encountered with this project thus far is formatting the text. Due to the large mass of text that must be included in the handout, I am still working out how to organize the document so that the sections are easy to read. This first draft–which is shown below–is a bit cramped and text-heavy, so going forward I am going to try adding more aspects to further distinguish the different sections and reformat the “EIEOL Features” section so that it is not just a bulleted list
Additionally, I have been helping as needed with the Theatre & Dance “Theatre Makers” project. I posed as the Director, and cutout the Stage Manager during which I learned how to cutout using masks in Photoshop; as it turns out, masks are safer to use than erasing because they operate on a black/white system (where white areas show the image and black areas hide), so the image itself stays intact.
Below is the cutout I made for the Stage Manager (featuring Valerie).