I spent a lot of time to redraw the character. At first, I came out with the illustration of a young girl and she looked lack of experience so I set myself to redraw a nurse probably she is above 35 years old which is the nurse has been used in my final. Putting the wishing text inside the heart definitely works rather than just put it beside because it seemed doesn’t have the connection with the image.
By researching on the hairstyle of the nurse, most of them will just tie their hair neatly without a lot of colorful decoration. I thought of various ways to solve the head of the nurse, for example doing cut out according to the shape of the nurse but it seemed not a best solution.So, I just added a small ribbon on her head instead.
The idea of the final card:
- The cross shape represents the sign of the hospital and the icon of recovery
- The process to send the heart is almost done (can be seen in the front page), the thing only left is waiting for you to open the card
- A nurse is waiting you inside the card to spread love
- The nurse show the action of giving hug by folding in the pages
For the final, I encountered many difficulties to alight the pages and test print really helped me a lot to answer the questions especially when I can’t imagine how the card will look like. I regretted that I didn’t test print on the actual paper used for my final to see how the difference paper will affect the quality of the card. A lot of improvement to work to get a better card design in this project especially I didn’t explore more with the flow of the information and images by folding.
If giving for two more week, I will totally change my front pages which I have an idea but I didn’t have much time to work on. I was thinking my card can be an envelope or a present. For the envelope idea, I think it kind of can reflect the idea of sending as well. However, I gave up the idea of the envelope because the hands look weird and the design was so plain again. For the gift’s idea, probably I can go to the design of gift wrapper but I think this may crash with Jie Lin’s idea. Anyway, the imperfection result has stimulated me to improve to be better. I really learned a lot of new things in VisCom 1 and at the same time I grew up under the stressful environment. I appreciated that everyone who helping through this semester and make me stronger.