15 June, 2010

Check out this home telephone booth designed for the homeless at the website, eColutionist.com - http://ecolutionist.com/?p=1014

06 June, 2010

Week 9.2

Week 9.2


This is a sketch drawn with an ink pen that was edited in Adobe Photoshop CS4. The subject matter is a fictional setting of a paved road overlooking a valley and mountains. Between tow hills in the valley, is a small town that glows golden colors from the sunlight.  I added color to it, then increased the saturation. I wish I could fix the highlights some more on it. I am satisfied with the amount of shadow used in the digital illustration. I had fun making this illustration into a fine piece of work with a good balance between color and shape.

05 June, 2010

Week 9.1

Week 9.1

Lights at the Zoo on December 19th, 2009. These lights and candy canes were definitely aesthetic to look at, so I decided to take a photo shoot. I chose this photograph, since it was the best out all of the photographs from the shoot. The different hues of green, azure, magenta and cream can be seen in the Christmas lights and candy canes. I like the contrast between the lights and the shadows and how they are balanced in the setting. I also like how the tall Christmas tree is offset to right of the center of the setting. If you look closely, you can see a reflection of the Christmas tree on the water. There was a small pond next to the trees at this portion of the setting.

01 June, 2010

Week 8.2

Week 8.2

Well, what can I say. A tabby cat in a box with a red box inside the box. The cat's name is Sofia, named after a character from the show The Golden Girls. This photograph was taken with the intent to capture a sporadic moment that shows an adorable subject matter. The cat in the center against the color red strengthens the focus of the viewers' eyes the center of the picture.

Week 8.1

Week 8.1

This is a picture of doing some serious studying after working out. The setting is balanced by the placement of the different objects in the background, as well as my bust in the center.

Trident Design Wallpaper #1

Trident Design Wallpaper #1

30 May, 2010

Week 7.2

Week 7.2 5-30-2010

This is a Photo-shopped picture of the model, Lady Lydia. This pose and outfit are inspired by different music artist such as The pussycat Dolls and Lady Gaga.

Week 7.1

Week 7.1 5-30-2010

I like to take photographs of the sky and use them as desktop wallpaper for my Dell Laptop. This photograph of the sky, clouds and sun was taken sometime in May 2010. The sun bleeds off the top right corner of the picture; its sun rays shine towards the opposite corner, causing balance in the photograph.

25 May, 2010

The Making of a Blissful Fantasy Album Art Design

http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/the-making-of-a-blissful-fantasy-album-art-design

20 May, 2010

Week 6.2 (May 20, 2010)

Week 6.2 (May 20, 2010)
 I call it, "Color Composition in Multiple Colors, #1." I went about this composition in a manner that is similar to how the late Jackson Pollock painted his paintings by using spontaneity. I first created a composition on Sketchbook Pro with the "Airbrush" tool and the "Marker" tool. I randomly drew curved lines into a doodle, using fourteen of the different sixteen standard colors. I then imported the digital composition into Adobe Photoshop and applied three different adjustments. I first used the filter called "glass" to give my composition a blurry and shiny look. Then I adjusted the colors to more blue and more yellow by using hue/saturation adjustment. Finally, I used the filter called "Stainglass" to pixilize my composition. I am pleased with how it turned out after I adjusted the size of the circles.

18 May, 2010

Week 6.1 (May 18, 2010)

Week 6.1  (May 18, 2010)

I call it, "Composition in Blue and Black #1." I wanted to try my hand at digital art that is similar to the art style of De Stijl, especially similar to that of Piet Mondrian's Composition No.10 - Pier and Ocean. I designed this digital piece with an asymmetrical structure and an off-center focus. I placed the black lines so that they are only horizontal and vertical. I tried making some of them diagonal, but it did not appear to work with my composition. I chose different line thickness for each of the lines to create variety and contrast. I ordered the structure of the lines around the off-centered self-portrait of me pondering. The glow on the far right side of the photograph is a filter for "lens-flare" called "movie prime." This happens to be my favorite filter to use in my photography that I edit with Adobe Photoshop. I chose one of the shades of blue from the photograph and used it as the background color. I am pleased with the end result, which I consider to be rather aesthetic and pleasing to the eyes.

16 May, 2010

Lego Animation 8-Bit Trip from the blog of Nick La from the Rymdreglage's Youtube channel

The blog shows an artistic short film from the Rymdreglage's Youtube channel.

http://www.ndesign-studio.com/blog/lego-animation-8-bit-trip

Week 5.4


Earlier this year for the class GRA3820 Ad Design at the Columbia campus of SouthUniversity, I created a billboard advertisement for a wristband. The wristband was to be a way to raise funds for the relief effort for the country of Haiti. Earthquake victims would benefit from the funds caused by the purchase of this product by U.S. Citizens. I blurred out the names of the companies in this work to avoid copyright infringement. The professor wanted for the students to create a fictional campaign for the American Red Cross for this assignment. I thought it would be cool to compare the wristband that I designed to the famous LIVESTRONG wristband. You may remember how those wristbands were sold to fund research on cancer. As you can see in my illustration, the layout of the advertisement is asymmetrical. The photograph of the yellow wristband bleeds off the billboard. I did this to put more emphasis on the red wristband. I enjoyed creating this project, and I received a good grade on it.

11 May, 2010

Week 5.3

 
I have finished creating a brand logo for my future small business. Well, that is if I decided to create my own small business in this poor economy.

I first came up with the idea on paper with a ball tip ink pen. I drew the contour lines first, then shaded it in black.  I redid my concept three times to perfect the shapes for the "s" shapes. I first made them a solid shape; I changed it to to half-circles to strengthen the brand logo. I decided to put a Trademark symbol at the end to show that I would trademark the logo instead of restrict it. My college director for the Science of Graphic Design major told me that my branding was strong and well thought.