Color and Shape Tool
April 15, 2012, 3:38 pm
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Illusion of Space
April 4, 2012, 4:33 pm
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Eames: Animation
April 3, 2012, 1:41 am
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Illustrator: Color & Shape
March 29, 2012, 4:28 am
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Postage Stamp Designs
March 10, 2012, 1:59 pm
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Janis Joplin

Bob Marley

Jim Morrison

Elvis Presley

Jimi Hendrix

John Lennon

Serial Postage Stamp Design
March 1, 2012, 12:07 am
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This post represents the beginning of the design process for the Postage Stamp commission. I have created thumbnail sketches for 6 different directions. The subject matter is “Legends of Music”. All the illustrations will be created in a pop-art style. Here is a short brief on each direction and what it represents:

1. Janis Joplin: Element of Design; VARIETY. Janis has really wild hair with feathers and materials woven into it. I will have different colors accenting the feathers and materials and creating a sense of VARIETY.

2. Bob Marley: Element of Design; RHYTHM. Bob’s hair is predominantly dread locks. The length and volume of dreads creates RHYTHM.

3. Jimi Hendrix: Element of Design; SCALE AND PROPORTION. Jimi is in the forefront of the picture plane, and his shadow is on a wall in the background, which sets up a feeling of SCALE AND PROPORTION.

4. Elvis Presley: Element of Design; BALANCE. Elvis is in the center of the picture plane. The background is a burst behind him that makes him look dead center, creating BALANCE.

5. Jim Morrison: Element of Design; UNITY. Jim is in the forefront with offset rows of circles behind him. The arrangement sets up a degree of agreement between the elements which establishes UNITY.

6. John Lennon: Element of Design; EMPHASIS/FOCAL POINT. John is wearing sunglasses. I will be using a very warm color in the glasses. This will establish a very strong EMPHASIS/FOCAL POINT.

Point & Line: Physical & Digital
February 22, 2012, 1:40 am
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A. Create a list of words that have no obvious visual reference: ANGUISH, TERROR, DREAD, FRIGHT, ABHORRENCE.

B. I chose the word FRIGHT, as seen below. Using points and lines to construct the word in an emphatic, expressive way.

Documenation: I chose the dripping bloody background to field the word “FRIGHT” and layered multiple “666” on top of that to create a textured feel, like ants crawling. The thorns in the font represent the lines and the individual letters represent the points.