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le Petit Panda Stationary + Identity Manual

le Petit Panda Stationary + Identity Manual

 
Rich Studio Designs Stationary + Identity Manual

Rich Studio Designs Stationary + Identity Manual

 
Escondido Adventist Academy Stationary + Identity Guidelines

Escondido Adventist Academy Stationary + Identity Guidelines


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Illustrations + Print Making

The Little Mermaid

I took an illustration class my junior year of college and we were to do a drawing with PrismaColor Pencils on rice paper. I first drew my little mermaid on a piece of transparency paper and then transferred her to the rice paper using blue transfer paper. After she was transferred, I then re-traced her on the rice paper with a PrismaColor 8H so that I would be able to see her better to fill her in with the color. The first thing I colored was the mermaids tail. After mixing several different colors trying to come up with the perfect color combination for the tail, I took it to the mermaid and filled her tail in. Once I had the tail colored in, I played with color to come up with the color scheme for the flowers on the lily pads. Once I had a general idea of what I wanted for color, I then proceeded to start filling in the lily pads. I wanted to see the main colors that would pop on the page so that I could decide how dark I wanted to go with the water. Once I had the mermaid and the lily pads all filled in with PrismaColor, I then proceeded to fill in the rest of the water. I had a little difficulty figuring where I wanted the light source to be for the water and the reflection. Once I figured out where I wanted it to come from, I then finished coloring the water in, leaving the sky for last.

C.F. Payne Technique

To start, I began by making a tight sketch of the girl I was given for this service project. I then transferred the drawing using transfer paper on to Strathmore 240 Illustration Board. Next, I used Krylon workable fixative to seal the pencil drawing and once that was dry I used sealer. By laying a thin wash of matte medium and water over the entire painting, it ensures that all illustration board has been sealed with acrylic.  I painted the lightest local color for each area of the illustrations; flat colors with no tonal modulation. The acrylic layer provides the high light values (very dark areas can be painted the local color and dark value, and lighter values added with colored pencil later). Once the hight light values have been painted and dried, I used water color to create the half tones (watercolor should be darker than the acrylics underneath the watercolor layer provides the middle values or halftones). After the half tones have dried I used clean water and a round watercolor brush to wet the areas of the illustration that should be the lighter value of the acrylic layer underneath. I used a paper towel to blot up the watercolor from the illustration board. Next, I used a thin wash of Dioxazine Purple, Permanent Green and mineral spirits, laid an even layer of wash over the entire illustration (you have to wait 1/2 an hour or until the wash is no longer shiny before moving on to the next step). Once the oil wash had dried, I then used a kneaded eraser to lift out the oil wash in the lit areas of the piece, revealing the lighter values underneath. The oil wash is easily removed for about 6 hours; after that, the wash will become permanent. When I got all the highlights that I wanted I used Sureguard Retouchable II and sprayed it all over the illustration board (this seals the oil wash layer and allows the use of colored pencils or acrylics on top). Lastly, I did some touch-ups using Prismacolor pencils and acrylics to strengthen the highlights and deepen the darks to establish a full tonal range. Once all the colors looked like how I wanted them, I removed the tape on the sides to reveal the crip and straight lines. 

Print Making Project One

Day one of printmaking, we were to draw out some sort of sketch and then on a printmaking plate, retrace what we had drawn in akua ink.

 

Print Making Project Two

For the second project we again were to use the printmaking plate used in the last class and were assigned to once again use the akua ink and draw out some sort of image on the plate. Once we had the ink all in place on the plate, we were to place a piece of rice paper on top of the plate and take a pin press to it and roll it on top of the rice paper. After we made on print with the initial design, we were to make a ghost print of the same design with the same method used the first time. 

 

Print Making Project Five

Our 5th project was to do another linocut but this time we were going to have to use a process of elimination for cutting. We had to use the same piece of linoleum to create the print but we needed to use 3 colors. I started with the lightest color first which was was the white in the panda. Since the paper color was already white, I moved on to the next lightest color, yellow. I carved out the balloon that was going to be yellow and covered the linoleum with yellow akua ink and pressed it into a piece of rice paper. Once the yellow dried, I carved out the next lightest color, orange. I covered the entire piece of linoleum with orange ink and pressed it into the same piece of rice paper that had the yellow ink. (*essentially layering all the colors on top of each other, lining up the sides so it all laid straight) After the orange was dry I moved on to red, the blue and then lastly the black. 

Print Making Project Three

The third project was to etch on a piece of plexiglass a design or image instead of using the printing plate. Once the design was etched into the plexiglass, we took the akua ink, rolled it out on a printing plate and then proceeded to roll the ink onto the plexiglass. From there, we took the piece of plexiglass, all rolled with ink, and pressed it into a piece of rice paper using a printmaking press. The assignment was to print this image identically 5 times.

 

iPad Pro Illustration - Mandala

One of the things I've been practicing is drawing on my iPad Pro. With the Apple Pen it makes it much easier to be precise when attempting to draw detail like the tiny dots in two of the leaf like structures. I find it interesting that depending on the way the Apple Pen is held and how much pressure is put on the iPad Pro, the weight of the line is changed. 

Print Making Project Four

Our next project was a linocut. We took a piece of linoleum and carved out a design we wanted or image and proceeded to roll akua ink on the linoleum and pressed it into a piece of rice paper. One the rice paper was lying flat on the linoleum, we ran both pieces thru the printmaking press. We were to create 6 identical copies for the project.

 

iPad Pro Illustration - Whale

Attempt number two of drawing on my iPad Pro was a success! I found an image of a whale that I liked and with the app Illustrator Draw, I was able to trace the main outline of the whale and add the different dimensions with the dots. 

 

Digital Designs

Bahia Belle Prototype Landing Page

Prototype for le Petit Panda Grand Opening Email Blast

le Petit Panda Prototype Index Page

 

le Petit Panda Prototype Page Two

 

Prototype of the Index Page for the Education Page for Touchjet

 

Prototype of Index Page for the Nevada Captive Insurance Association

le Petit Panda Prototype Page Three

 

Prototype of the Second Page for the Education Page for Touchjet

 

Prototype of  the Events Page for the Nevada Captive Insurance Association

Prototype of a mockup for Touchject on Amazon

 

Prototype of the Third Page for the Education Page for Touchjet

 

Prototype of Resources Page for the Nevada Captive Insurance Association

Company Events

Arch Health Medical Group Employee Rewards and Recognition Party - Great Gatsby Themed

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