Art

Creating Butterflies: Part 2: Exploring Watercolor

For the Reeves gouache I used orange red. I traced the butterflies first, using the butterflies from the bed spread as a pattern and carbon paper. I first gave them a base color and then, using the bed spread butterflies as a guide, painted the rest of the butterfly like I would any other painting.… Continue reading Creating Butterflies: Part 2: Exploring Watercolor

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Art · Graphic Arts and Design

Creating a Visual Representation of Contagious Ideas

I'm not usually one for contests. I guess I always have in the back of my head "I'm not going to win," or "It's a waste of time." Sometimes though I just don't have the time to make something great really quick and I end up forgetting about the contest all together. This contest though,… Continue reading Creating a Visual Representation of Contagious Ideas

Art · Crafts

Creating Butterflies Part 1: Exploring Mediums

I recently got a request to make art for my niece's bedroom. My sister requested drawings of butterflies, three of them, to go over her daughters dresser/changing table. She wanted them to look similar to the butterflies on her daughters bedspread. She liked the look of the grey and pink and was thinking that the… Continue reading Creating Butterflies Part 1: Exploring Mediums

Art · Graphic Arts and Design

Illustrator Octopus: Using Tutorials to Push My Artwork to The Next Level

I've been messing around in Illustrator for the past two nights. I want to try and learn how to make my illustrations and artwork pop and look amazing and fabulous. Watching https://youtu.be/YFxFgMp2_jk helped with adding texture to my work! I'm so glad for tutorials!     Which do you prefer?    

Art · Graphic Arts and Design

Aesop Fables: Creating a Book Layout

Assignment: Aesop Fables Book Goal: Create a two page spread in InDesign for an Aesop Fable of your choice utilizing all of the techniques we have learned over the semester. This was the project from the beginning of the semester I was looking forward to the most. While we didn't get to publish it in… Continue reading Aesop Fables: Creating a Book Layout

Art · Graphic Arts and Design

Transforming Scan Art: Simple Scans into Abstract Art

Out of all the scans I made, I decided to transform these two images. I found them to be the most visually interesting.   I wasn't completely sure the direction I wanted to take with my images. I decided to keep the images simple. I first used a crystalize filter, and then I used the… Continue reading Transforming Scan Art: Simple Scans into Abstract Art

Art · Graphic Arts and Design

Transforming Scan Art: Scanning 3D Items

The first task of the Scan Art Project was, of course, to scan 3D items on a scanner. I had no idea that you could do this, so it was cool to try out and experiment with different 3D items and to see how they would react with being scanned. While 3D items like my hair… Continue reading Transforming Scan Art: Scanning 3D Items