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


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.


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.

07 May, 2010

Adam Wilson | Graphic Designer | Blog: Long Lunch Event 35 - Graphical House

Adam Wilson | Graphic Designer | Blog: Long Lunch Event 35 - Graphical House

Week 5.2

The following is a brand logo for a fake company called Amalgamated Industries, Inc. for the class GRA3900 Design Marketing at the Columbia Campus of SouthUniversity. I redesigned this logo many times as I tried to capture the idea logo with an asymmetrical buildup. Here is the first rough draft:
I made this logo as a implied abbreviation of the company's name. The "a" is combined with the first "i." This logo did not do it for me since it looks too compound and downsized. I decided to try this next:
The professor informed me of how the font implied negative historic connotation of NAZI German characteristics. The puropse of the assignment was to redesign a logo that celebrates a 100 year anniversary of the company. I thought using a logo that implied the old german coat of arms would be original. Yes, it was original, yet contriversal.

So, I designed the current logo, and I am pleased with my final efforts.

06 May, 2010

Week 5.1

Sometimes I ask myself where I came up with the creativity for this particular piece:

04 May, 2010

Week 4.2

This picture is a final project for Multimedia II Class that I took at South University earlier this year. Again, the subject is a Pyro-GX from the computer game, DESCENT II, which I liked using as a prop for my 3D illustrations. This picture took 5 hours to complete, which is a heartbeat compared to earlier project time tables.

Week 4.1

It is so amazing how Autodesk Maya can allow the imagination to be illustrated into existence. For Multimedia II Class at SouthUniversity, I was allowed to create a Digital 3D illustration using Autodesk Maya. I decided to use a spaceship from a computer game called DESCENT II. The space ship is called the Pyro-GX, and is a type of military vehicle that was designed in Israel. This particular Pyro-GX is launching a missile at an enemy mecha (off-screen to the illustration) over a submerged city. I enjoyed making this illustration, though it took a total of 9 hours to complete.

02 May, 2010

Week 3.2

It takes creativity to make or break a design. This design was a final for a Photoshop class at SouthUniversity. The subject matter is the logo for the band, Jamiroquai. The setting is a fantasy like concert with the band's logo multiplying and coming to life. The photograph is meant to be a fan art, as well as a desktop wallpaper for widescreen computer monitors. This illustration took around 6 hours to complete. I was happy to receive a good grade on the assignment from Professor Gurley.