Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Food & Wine Poster

Well here's day three of the week o' finals. This was my entry for the 2010 Grand Tasting for the Columbus Food & Wine Affair. I wanted to do a simple illustration that was part hand drawn, part digital. The entire drawing was done in hatching, and then I digitized both the white background and the hatching to make the hatch marks less obvious. See ya all tomorrow with my ad and graph final!

Figure Drawing Wrap Up

So here's day two's post (although I may be a few hours late). It's pretty much the last stuff I did for figure drawing. It's strange to think that I'll never have another figure drawing class at CCAD. They were always my favorite classes to take. But anyway...

The first image was the final drawing I did for the class. I used my dad as a model and illustrated what typically happens when you text and drive; a crash. I originally was going to do a limited color palette drawing, but after putting down the first coat - call it laziness, call it a happy accident - I was happy with it. Looking at it now, I think I might go back into it and add a light, a dark, and one or two colored tones. I dunno... opinions? Mr. Kortlander said keep it the way it is, but it's my portfolio, and I think I could use another drawing that has a decent finish to it.

The rest of these images were just outta my sketchbook in class (or just for fun at home). I think you can tell the difference.

I should have another post up by the end of the day. Until then, goodnight!

Monday, December 14, 2009

And I'm Spent!

Year four, semester one is finally at an end, and I could not need a break more. These last two weeks have been the busiest of my life, so I apologize for the wait since the last post. I think what I'll do for my finals is upload one every day this week, so (since it is technically Monday as I'm typing this) today we'll start off the rotation with a bit of humor.

During our final week of senior advertising and graphic design, our professor decided to throw in one more project that would be due two days before our final. To summarize, we were all a little ticked, so what I decided to do was a project I knew I wouldn't use in my portfolio, but would just have a lot of fun playing around with random ideas. The assignment was to do some kind of an automotive ad.

I ended up choosing to take Chevy's Silverado and their tag line "An American Revolution" and make each add marketed toward "that guy". I changed the tag line to "A True American Revolution" and made the headlines into cinderblocks in the trunk pointing out a key feature that "guys" notice. After I was finished with it, I was surprised that I actually liked it since it was supposed to basically be a quick, blow off, last minute project. Anyway, I'm off to Buckeye Donuts with a few friends. I'll see you all again tomorrow!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Website is Finished!

After months of editing and tweaking, my "brand" is finally finished. My website is up and running with fully functional galleries, my résumé, a bio, and more. I've still got a few things I want to upload into the galleries, but other than that its done! It's also the first place you'll be able to see my interactive work. The image I attached with this is my branding info, résumé, website screen shots, and business card (front and back). Let me know what ya think!

Also, I know it's been pretty dry on my blog for a little while, but that's about to change very soon. I have quite a few projects that have either just finished or are about to be finished. Over then next few days I should have many more updates for all!