Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I have been wanting to play with the gradient mesh tool for some time now, and the lamp on my desk had some very pretty shapes to it. Which means, it's time for an illustration. This of course, was done in illustrator with the shape tool, and the colors with the gradient mesh tool. It was more of a challenge than I thought it would be, and I became obsessed. I've got about 12 hours in it, and pleasantly satisfied with the outcome.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I did this for my page layout class. I was happy just because we were working with InDesign instead of the dreaded Quark. I love doing layouts. I love the organization, and neatness they require. Once again, the house illustration was done using all shapes. As well as the ball and chains. I enjoyed this because we got into the nitty-gritty of InDesign. It really showed me what this program can do.
You know how I love my illustrations. I especially love them with the added challenge of using only the shape and pathfinder tools. This is once again all shapes, but the real challenge was getting the values just right. I wore out my swatch panel. I merged this with a previous project so you can see what's in my lens. I am pretty happy with it, but as always look out for updates.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I liked working on the Corkscrew so much I wanted to do something again using the same method. I was also feeling like I wanted to do something creative on my own without an assignment. So I was walking around my apartment when I looked at this lightbulb. I made using the shape tool in Illustrator.