Friday, March 20, 2009

Kristin's Chili Cook Off Poster

The chili with the wording as the outline was the composition that I chose.  There is a lot of movement through the piece with the waves of the pepper.  I would consider dropping the dash between cook and off thought.  To me it throws the piece off a bit.  In the next composition, I think the bottom line of the pepper should come a little bit closer to the top line at the tip.  Consider a very bold font for the title because there is a lack of negative space.  Watch the edges also because there is no bleed for this project so nothing can be touching the edge.  It needs something so there is not so much white space...bolder lines perhaps? Maybe filling in the leaves...something needs to really grab you and pull you in because at first the wording as the outline of the pepper is not that noticeable which I think is really cool.  I like the simplicity of it from far away and the intricateness of it up close.  Very neat work and great use of space.  Good work!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Photoshop Bubba and Me

These two photos are of me and my Bubba.  This was a project done in Photoshop as well to touch up a ruined photo.  This photo had a tear and a crease that needed a little fixing.  I chose this picture because my Bubba is still at home in high school and I miss him soo much being away.  This was my favorite photo that we took on our vacation to Hawaii.  Out of all of the sunsets and ocean scenes, this one was the picture I have hanging in my room.  This process was actually very entertaining and I thought it was fun.  It was difficult trying to patch up all of the work but also was a blast seeing how close to the actual thing you could get it.  This is my number one favorite photoshop piece.

Photoshop Day Map

This project was done in Photoshop.  It is a day map.  The first picture is my lovely alarm clock with the time that I wake up every morning approximately.  The second picture is of my laptop which I am on for long periods of time.  The third picture is of myself and my boyfriend and our friend Joe.  I love hanging out with friends.  All three of these pictures are posted on a picture of my desk with textbooks and a sketchbook.  In the sketchbook there is a list for the day.  At the bottom of the textbook there is a short quote that I found to be humorous and pertains to the piece perfectly.  This was my second favorite photoshop project and was the first one I did where I put more than one picture on a page.

InDesign Dinner and a Book

Dinner and a Book was my first InDesign project that I was really proud of.  It was an old poster that we had to recreate with a clipping path.  Initially, I didn't know where to start. I then found this set of books and thought it would be fun to put all of the information in the book titles.  I think this was a fun way to get all of the information into the piece but also to make it unique.  The differing fonts also were fun to do and overall, I really like this piece.  

Illustrator 1970 Camaro

This project has by far been my favorite of them all.  Upon getting the prompt for this project, I immediately thought of my dad who had a handful of great cars back in the day that would be perfect for this project.  I asked him which he would rather see me do and he said his 1970 Camaro Rally Sport with the two white "skunk" stripes.  I found a car just like  his and went to town.  I am so happy at how this car turned out and am proud of the accomplishment.  

Illustrator Sunglasses

These sunglasses were the first illustrator project that I was really happy with.  It was a tough project in the beginning because I didn't know where to begin.  There were so many different colors and shades and just blew my mind.  I finally got myself to look at the image and find a spot where I would be a little less intimidated.  I began at the bottom left on a tiny little screw connecting the frames and the arms of the sunglasses together.  Overall, I am very pleased with this project.  If I would have been able to go back and completely start over, I know where I would have started and which steps I would have taken to get to the final project with much less work.  This project was the real beginning to the journey I have started with the Adobe software.