Thursday, May 28, 2009

So im over this project. Im sitting in class...stuck. i dont know what to do anymore. So I am trying to get the tedious stuff done, and hopefully I will have a "eureka!" moment sometime very soon. This is the photo Im using for my second part of the series...We'll see where it goes.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

For my next project, I am going to use a photo of shoes, a perfume bottle and a purse...or maybe a diamond. I haven't decided yet.  I am going to use the art nouveau style for the text, and the designs in the background.   I want it to look a little retro and really pretty and flirty.  So far I have a couple photographs to choose from, and some ideas for nouveau images.  I think it should be pretty cool.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

For our next project we have to do a series of three pieces that work together.  I'm trying to brainstorm some ideas, but my thinking cap must be turned off. bahaha! So I am in the process of googling things that I like. I don't know what direction I will be taking....this should be interesting.
I finished my laying card, I was trying to post a picture up here so you could see it, but for some reason it didnt want to work for me.  So here's a verbal description...I used a photograph of a farmer, and drew over top of it with the pen tool so it was basic shapes, then I used the photo grain tool to make it look old.  There are spades that I used the grain tool on, and the K for king is distressed looking.  I found a graphic pea pod image and redid that so it fit in better with my theme.  I put them all over the background to add some texture.  I think it turned out pretty well.  Sorry for the lack of image, I hope you have a good imagination.  

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

So I am in the process of staining some paper with coffee or tea...whichever I have the most of.  I want the paper to look old and worn, like those old wanted posters so Steven had the brilliant idea of just giving some paper some extra color and scanning it in. We will see how that turns out.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Today in class we each had to have a meeting with Steven about our past projects.  I have a few minor changes that need to be completed, but nothing too difficult.  I worked on my card more today....still hate illustrator.  Apparently I need to sit down with it for a few months before I really start to become an expert. Im trying to figure out how to imcorporate everythig into the card that I want to.  I have the spade drawn up, but im kind of considering tossing that one and maybe using a photograph instead.  I also was thinking about using corn somehow...cuz its a farmer. I dont know. I guess more brainstorming is necessary. 
Last week in class I started to create my card.  I found a photograph of a farmer and I started making it look a little distorted and more simple.  I decided that it was taking way too long and that I really do hate illustrator.  I cant even tell you how mad my mom would be if she heard the words that were coming out of my mouth. It was a little frustrating.  Nevertheless, I just have to keep on keepin on and everything should and hoefully will work out ok.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Here are some thumbnails for our card project.  I haven't decided which one I'm going to start with...but hopefully the ideas will flow.
Here is my reconstructed Charlie.  So far, illustrator is a pain in my ass. I'm thinking it will be really cool once I become intelligent enough to use it.  

Monday, May 4, 2009

For our next project we have to design a playing card that could go into a deck.  My idea for it is to create the realistic version of the suits, and then play off of that.  For example, if this was a full deck of cards, diamond would be a big, sparkly diamond, heart, an organ that pumps blood, club, a golf club, and spade, a little mini shovel thing.  Then i would create styles that went along with those the diamond would be classy and fancy looking. I think a fun spinoff for it would be to make the king and queen relate to that theme.  The king could be a farmer with the spade, and the queen so could be a cute little house wife....something that falls into the little theme.  So this should be interesting.  Maybe if i get really motivated I could actually make the whole deck....maybe.