Thursday, December 19, 2013

Day 12: Historical Christmas

This is day 12 of the project
And this is Van Gogh's painting: "A Starry Christmas Night" 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Day 11: Pop Icon Sculpture

This is day 11 of the project
And this is the sculpture of Doge David

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Day 10: Bad Mail

This is day 10 of the project
And this is probably not a package you should open...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Day 8: Apex Logo

This is day 8 of the project
And this is what it would look like if Pepsi sponsored AHS

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Day 7: 3D Scribble Art

This is day 7 of the project
And this is a scribbled picture of a Les Paul Guitar

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Day 6: Movie Poster Parody

This is day 6 of the project
And this is the movie poster for "Fred" (Formerly "Ted")

Monday, December 9, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Day 4: Candy Cane Critter

This is day 4 of the project
And this is a German Shepherd turned into a Christmas dog

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Day 3: Photo to Life

This is day 3 of the project
And this is a photograph of a downhill skateboarding race, popping out of the picture

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Illustration Project

"Abstract Space"

I thought that this was a really fun project! Mr. Sands left it as a really open prompt which gave you a chance to really dig deep and use your imagination. As for me, I created some abstract, outer space... thing. I'm not really sure what it's supposed to be, but I think it looks cool and uses just about everything we learned about Illustrator.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


These are the two Cinemagraphs that I made in the past few days! I used the items that I did for a few reasons. I used the Longboard wheel because Longboarding is one of my favorite things to do, and I used the flowers because they were right next to the garage... Next time I'd probably use a steadier tripod! Even though I took these pictures with my IPhone 5c, I must say, the camera quality is very nice (:

Friday, September 27, 2013

Surfer Magazine: Type Questions

What font is used for the title? Neuropol
How large is the title? 145pt.
What color is the title? White
Where is the placement of the title? Centered

Top stories
How many top stories does the magazine have? 2
What font is used? Corbel
What color is the font? Black & White
Where is the font placed on the page and how large is the text? Right under the title, 145pt.

Sub Stories: 
How many top stories does the magazine have? 2
What font is used? Corbel
What color is the font? Red/Orange and Yellow/White
Where is the font placed on the page and how large is the text? Above the title, 30pt.

Photoshop Type

A quick little example of text made in Photoshop

Friday, September 20, 2013

More Retouching!



Before we started this unit, I had no idea how much Photoshop could alter someone's appearence! Now that I've had this experience, seeing and creating altered facial features, I'm pretty sure 99%, if not all, pictures in magazines of celebrities and models have been Photoshopped. As you can see in the work I did above, you can see just how much altering Photoshop can do to make some one have a better appearence. In the picture of the altered model above, I first got rid of the most obvious blemishes. Next I smoothed out her skin and softened it. Then I changed the color of her eyes just to see how real it would look. Success!

Thursday, September 12, 2013


 (above) The Koalacat!

 (above) The Parrotfox!

 (above) The less successful, Quokkawolf!


In this project, I used a picture of me holding a picture frame, a picture of a skeleton, and a cross, to make it look like I was holding an X-Ray of my chest with a cross where my heart is. I'm very pleased with the turnout of this piece. I think it worked really well by the way I cropped, cut, and pasted the images together. Through this piece, I learned how to invert colors to make everything look negative, and I learned how putting pictures on top of eachother can work well.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Cartoon-Self Portrait

I took a scene out of Bikini Bottom, used Spongebob, Gary, and the Hoo-Blah guy, and threw it all into one portrait. I used overlapping in my hands to make it seem like one hand was on each side of Gary while I was holding him. When taking the photo, I just imagined holding something in my hands, and posed that way. My image shows a high level of interaction in which I'm actually holding one of the characters from the scene.

Banana Reflection

Colorized Surfer

Friday, January 4, 2013

Game Drawings

Game Drawings in Perspective Critique 

I think that my final Game Drawing piece was very successful. It had just about every element that I'd hoped it would have. It stood out in colors, it looked 3D on a camera, the vanishing points appeared as hoped, values and different highlights made the piece bold, and the shadows gave it gradation. I did have some difficulties, however, within the water color part of the project. It was hard to work with when the paper started crunching up and the water colors were in different shades as well. If I were to restart, the only changes I would make would be to not use black water color. Overall this was an enjoyable project.