Thursday, December 19, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
This was a 'slam' assignment or, in other words, something that is done quickly and to the best of your ability. This design was done using the word 'pattern' as inspiration in Adobe Illustrator. I knew that there were patterns already pre-programmed for use, so my main consideration was where to put them, and how to make them interesting and appealing.
I began to use the shape tool to draw one large rectangle, and then smaller ones inside of it, filling each with a different pattern and trying to keep a somewhat harmonious/cohesive color scheme. Then, to contrast the pure bright patterns I created various shapes in black and white and arranged them on the patterns. Then, to add some final interest, I used the flare tool to add the white spots in the middle and the darker ones behind the patterns.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
I first drew a sketch in pencil and then scanned it in to use as the base for my image. Afterwards I used a soft-edged brush to fill in the basic areas that my different elements would occupy. Then I drew in my trees and used special effects brushes to finish up the composition, adding leaves, grass, etc.