Thursday, October 22, 2009

Just been working on an illustration trying to duplicate it on illustrator program so that I can learn more about professional designs and how they are made(and to show I am mildly competent in illustrator). I picked a design that has pretty basic colors and shapes, but it has alot of shapes so I have been using the pen tool like a madman trying to get things just right. It's coming along I'll try and post my finished copy on here when it is done.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

what my designs were

My first ink design was the fish/computer mouse on a fishing line with a bobber on it. It didn't turn out great, but the computer design(which is the same image) turned out better, I'll attach them to this blog when I get a chance. For my non-traditional materials design I am doing just a design of a fish and so far I have used glue, pepper, cinnamon, coupon pages, paper, a hi-liter, marker, pen, my hand, fishing lures, and a fishing stringer to make some of the images so it is coming along.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thoughts on classes

I just figured I would make a post about how the logo project turned out. I will have a picture of it us here soon.
I really think I slacked off towards the final design, I'm just not that good at making things look finished. And the other day I had the scariest thought it was ,"What if this is what I had to do my entire life? Making and editing Logos?" I think I am just more into the creative aspect of this logo project, and the tediousness of the finishing makes me want to light my project of fire...ok well maybe not that extreme but I conveyed the correct idea.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Logo design

Logo design seems pretty enjoyable actually. I think it is pretty fun just combining this that would never go together. I try and look at it from a comic angle, I have been combining things that I can make humorous designs for that are kind of ironic, tings like bars and daycare, or church and cigar shop.

I figure since It's my logo I'm designing for my made up business I might as well have some fun with it.

Gestalt and graphic design

Interesting stuff from these german psychologists in the 20's. Seems really adavanced for the time in certain ways.
Some of the stuff seems kind of basic though like if something doesn't look like the things around it then it stands out, this seems like a basic thing any fool would know.
Some of the otheer principles are more interesting like peoples tendencies to see what they are familiar with in a design, even though it is just a group of shapes we may see it as whatever we are fmailiar with. This is interesting because 2 people seeing the same design may interpret it completely differently.

I did a little research online about the gestalt principles and I particularly liked the figure ground principles. I thought some of the most interesting desgns were in this category at the bottom of the page.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Todays material and semiotics!

Semiotics seems interesting I guess. It seems like this could also be dealt with in greater detail in a psychology class judging by the definitions of some of these words. It makes me think of someone sitting in a psychologists office looking at the pictures of things and doing a word association tests to see how they "really" feel about something.
I had a little trouble doing a picture drawing of something socially significant, because it was hard at first to find something "socially significant" that could be simplified, atleast for me.
My design 2 teacher Eubanks was always trying to get us to "simplify" our designs, hopefully I do it better in this class than I did in his. I went to the bookstore and bought my ink and drawing pen thing, but dont even try looking there for that 40 dollar brush because I did and they definitely do not have it, or else they are hiding them all in the back...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009