STORY Artist And Shape Enthusiast
Graphic Design Work Quarter 3
Finnley Fox was having a bit of a mid-life crisis. While existentialism leads some to buy fancy cars or completely change their look, Finnley simply desired a change of scenery. With the help of a few birds, he was able to live his dream.
In almost every photo that I have to look at for extended period of time (ID photo, theater head shots, etc.) I am wearing this shirt. Technically, I think this turned out fairly successful. I was able to combine a few things I already knew from other art programs while creating this.
Using a few key descriptors, likes, and hobbies my personal graphic logo was created after creating several variations involving coffee and art paraphernalia and dogs. I chose dusty pinks and blues as they could be seamlessly re-arranged to create new combinations.
Outside of the classroom, I run an online web comic with some close friends. Already having that tie, I decided to create a logo that could be used for the assignment and potentially on our site.
Again combining tactics I've learned from previous art programs, I played around with layer settings to create new, visually interesting variations on the existing logo. I changed the color of the logotype to better fit my graphic logo.
I wanted to stray from the traditional thoughts of cowboys and horses with my interpretation of Fun in the West. Instead I went for a desert sunset encapsulated by a wagon wheel.
To combine the ideas from my logotype and logo, I decided to make Lost Cause Web Comics a fictitious web comic community. Similar to Line Webtoon and Tapastic, Lost Cause would give artists a platform to create, read, and discover new online comics.
My adlib was a little crazy. This was an interesting assignment, though because it forced me to work with subjects I wouldn't normally pick.
Because Illustrator lends itself better to clean vectors than programs like Photoshop or Paint Tool SAI, I wanted to utilize that in my horror poster. My solution to the clean lines was to embrace them and create something that necessitated perfect shapes while not looking boring. From there, I chose to make my horror movie about a computer virus turned deadly.
Because Westview has such a strong academic focus, we wanted to portray that with our planner cover as seen through the book.