After creating the basic shapes required for the final composition, I then looked into creating compositions for magazine cover, which was extremely tough for me in the beginning as I was lost, not knowing what outcome I wanted to have exactly in the final product.
This was what I had in the beginning, playing with the layout of the different elements. Read more →
In order to create patterns for the editorial design, I decided to go for the idea of creating patterns and alter it to “trigger” people due to design mistakes like misalignment, inconsistent colourings and the likes.
Lisa introduced me to a particular artist who creates beautiful patterns, Marian bantjes. Her book, “I wonder” is available in the ADM library. Here was Read more →
Lets get on with the process of making the cover editorial illustration!
I drew out my designs on paper first and I tried using transparencies to create individual elements to play around with layers.
And then I scanned my designs in and tried to image trace it, however, because I used pencil, the lines were not very clear which resulted in unjointed Read more →
kind of found this effect (above) by accident while playing around with the layer modes and it was something i was looking for, so that the floating face stands out more. so i tweaked the effects a little to get to the final piece.
also i found the face too much of flat white so i coloured her Read more →
You’re the Apple of my Eye
An illustration on obsessive love disorder. A person who obsessively loves may engage in escalating tools of psychological control, or other forms of control, in an effort to keep their love object close. In turn, the object of obsessive love may have difficulty setting clear limits and boundaries on the obsessive behaviours.
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initial digitized sketch / sketch cleaned up with minor edits
colour + texture / more detail
some size trials
cover with no background
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V3: Tried a different text color, adding to the text outline as well. Still unreadable.
V4: Tried making the text thinner, still unreadable.
V5: Added a border, didn’t really like Read more →
Color Research I look into some color concept that I could follow or have a guide because as I roughly created a background using the reference from my mood board I realized that the color are too down, it is too boring and gives a sad, moody feeling and I don’t want that as a magazine cover. Also Read more →
The first composition that caught my eyes were actually these little matt looking color pencil style like composition, but looking back at my theme there are alot of individual items and “stereotypes” that I wanted to in cooperate into the composition, this style to me seems more like creating a scenario/ situation so I thought that it might be Read more →
After settling the concept of robots searching for hearts in a maze and sketching it out, I found that it is very hard to do a satisfying isometric maze by hand. So I moved it over to Adobe Illustrator. At this point, Lisa also suggested that the heart does not need to be smack in the middle of the composition. Read more →