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

In honor of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, here is a painting of an exploding tardis!The Pandorica Opens - Doctor Who Fan Art by Talisaurus
     This is one of the designs I made of academy t-shirts for my school. This one features the engineering academy. I made this working in Adobe Illustrator. To fit with this subject, I used the pen tool to make gears and then used graphic effects to create the metal texture. For the background I used a certain graphic effects brush and for the words I just used the type tool and added effects.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

here's a cool example of landscape architecture!
     This is a landscape that I created in Adobe Photoshop. My assignment was to create an image based on a landscape that inspires me, so I chose a river. There is a trail leading to the Cahaba river close to my house, and I walked down it quite a lot as a child. I remember always feeling at peace there, so I figured it would be a great landscape to recreate.
     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.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dia de los Muertos

my Dia de los Muertos art! I did this mostly by using the blob brush in illustrator with a drawing that I scanned in...its inspired by Lady Gaga