For our first assignment, we are tasked to create a stylized A3 self portrait exploring the concept of visual narrative, considering how we can best represent ourselves in order to express our personality and unique character; experimenting with stylization.
I started out by narrowing down my list of words from the mind map on things I like and things I Read more →
This is the first post for DV2002: Illustration for Designers! I hope through this module, I will be able to be more expressive through my illustrations and adventurous in my learning journey! Lets go~
(22 January, Week 2)
We were given a class activity to draw our classmates and it was really fun! I drew my friend Rachel using continuous line drawing Read more →
Before the piece was finalized, I received feedback that the typography across the top was not well-integrated in the piece, which I agreed with. Below are a few of the previous renditions of the title:
I had to make sure the face remained the focal point, and that the text didn’t look like it was just laid on top . Read more →
Artist research– Illustrator- Andrew Groves (Wiston, United Kingdom) – www.andrewgroves.co.uk – www.cityweekend.com.cn – Coven Magazine – Issue 7 – Spring 2014 by Coven Magazine – issuu – Louise Lockhart is a freelance illustrator and the founder of The Printed Peanut. – issue 1 of Hello Hull, a quarterly children’s magazine distributed in all primary schools, kids hospitals & libraries in Hull.
– Varoom researchIllustration, Culture, Society Autumn Read more →
In describing myself with a word list, I ended up deciding that I wanted to portray myself as happy, because I am an extremely optimistic person, but also illustrate my affinity for the macabre, which I consider to be an important part of my identity. I also knew that I wanted to caricature myself a bit because Read more →
The sketching activity challenged me because, while I have some experience drawing from life, it’s not something I do very often. I find myself trying to draw from multiple angles/perspectives, and trying to focus my sight into one view is difficult. I enjoyed practicing my cross-hatching, and I’m glad there was a time-limit, because I tend to get carried away Read more →
Each of these artists has sharp line work in common. It’s a technique I adore and use frequently in my drawing, as well as something I’d like to improve upon this semester.
I’m very inspired by Tong’s line work. His Instagram page is especially helpful for me as I learn to use Photoshop because he Read more →
a documentation of the process towards the final piece, and some feedback
ProcessPainting on Photoshop. One component I wanted to implement in the final piece is clean outlines. Initially, I used a Photoshop brush to outline the painting. However the line weight was not as varied as I would have liked them to be, and they looked a little too artificial. Read more →
Explored different strokes to break up the harsh division line, decided to go with the second one. The strokes are more subtle and blended compared to the third piece.