Friday, February 27, 2009

I've done so much with this project since we started. These are my finals, at least what i think are my finals. Please if you have any suggestions for improvements, please let me know.

Chosen colors

The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.


but... on topic now..
here's my final-ish icons for my story "love letters."

Now I need to refine my icons a little bit; make my key, bow , paper, and perfume more involved with itself... ??? not just outlines...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Every time i see ring, someone else sees a water balloon. :(

busses and billboards

I'm working on the type. I still need to do shadow and lightening.

Monday, February 23, 2009

weather progress

Today I went from this:

to this:

But I'm still not even close to being done... I'm going to add more words, like thick, layer, etc.

With shadow, I'm going to start completely over with one idea. I'm going to take cloud out since I already have fog in one composition. I might use the idea of stamping on cotton.

With lightning I'm going to stay away from cutting out letters from paper. Instead I'm going to use the idea that I used on strike. I photographed glass on concrete and used curves to take away all tonal change, then put a crazy font over it and cut it out..... i like strike. :)

Rain is still my favorite. What I'm going to add some more words, like soak, drown, spill, etc.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

7 deadly sins

Luxuria (Lust)- desires of a sexual nature.

Gula (Gluttony)- over indulgence to the point of waste. desire for food.

Averitia (Greed)- sin of excess. mostly involving wealth.

Acedia (Sloth)- sadness, dissatisfaction, failure to utilize one's talents, laziness.

Ira (Wrath)- anger, revenge.

Invidia (Envy)- desire for something someone else has.

Superbia (Pride)- desire to be more important than others.

more type experiments

RAIN: This one is tough.. everything that I do looks great in color, but when printed in black and white it gets muddy. :(
I deleted most of the gross darkness that i believe caused the muddiness, so maybe this is more successful printed.

CLOUD: for my cloud composition I worked with stamps.

CLOUD: Here's a second cloud, where I'm working with white on black. This one started as lightning, but I think cloud is more appropriate... I used stamps and I'm adding some hand generated type.

let me know what you think about my icons??? :)

I've been trying out some stroke variety. I'm liking the round ends with the squared off points. what do you think?

I've also changed my icons. I'm keeping them mostly flattened, no weird paper anymore...

Friday, February 20, 2009


I'm doing my project strictly eyes.... but it won't look like these.. THESE ARE WRONG!! They're just inspiration...

more changes.

small group crits

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

new alterations

Helen Keller

I'm not finished, but who's ever really finished anyway....

I'm going to change the type, so it's actual handwriting and not a handwriting font. .. ya ..

Any questions? suggestions? other comments?

Compared to Friday's version.