Finished Project

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This is a project I’ve been working on this past week. The canvas is 4″x4″, and the nails make it 5″x5″ (I’m proud to say I hammered those in all by myself!). The white area is acrylic paint, and everything else is done with Prisma Color markers. The outside of the canvas is colored with a black Prisma marker. It was a last minute decision I made after I decided that white edge left the girl disconnected with the nails. I almost decide to paint the nails black to create a frame-like feeling but decided against it because it makes the nails look as though they are actually part of the canvas. Personally, I think this gives it a more edgy, interesting look, but I’m also a bit biased since this is my piece.

There isn’t really anything profound and meaningful to say about this piece. There’s no hidden message to provoke some deep contemplation. I just wanted to draw a women with rainbow hair. Because I like colors. And markers. And graphic black lines. And thus this was born! No deep meaning. Maybe next time. Probably not. Enjoy!

I’ve cleaned it up a bit since taking this picture, but I’ve packed away my camera to head off to college tomorrow, so I can’t take a new one. Plus, I have a lot more packing to get finished before I leave, so I don’t have time to set up another shot and edit it. Here you might be wondering “but you’re on the computer writing this blogpost”. Yes, I am procrastinating. Much to my mom’s exasperation.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a fantastic day.

Community Service T-shirt Design

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Hello, again. 

I work at as a graphic design assistant at the Public Relations Office at my school, and I was requested to do a t-shirt design for an annual community service day that the university organizes. I wanted to share one of the designs I created. Unfortunately, this was not the design chosen because the Director thought it was too young for university students. Instead, she requested a peace sign made out of the information. I told her my concerns of the information actually being legible with the warping and whatnot. In my head, I also added how tacky, overused, uncreative, and plain dumb I thought it was, but I took the idea and mocked it up while also giving her an alternative design where I presented the information in a square format and then overlaid a peace sign on top but deleted everywhere the peace sign didn’t touch the text. I hope that makes sense. I’m only not posting it because it is the design they are going to use, and it has a lot of information in it that I don’t want to share on a public blog.

Evolution

I just recently got back from a family reunion at Hilton Head, which is why I haven’t been posting anything recently. At my family reunion, my cousin, Alex, asked if I could create some sort of graphic for his new band called A Brilliant Idea (I think). Originally, he asked for a hippo with a lightbulb over its head but then revised it to anything with a lightbulb over its head, so I decided to exercise creative freedom and take a more edgy route. I was inspired by a conversation I had with Alex and another one of my cousins Olivia, an 8-year-old girl, about evolution. Olivia has been raised to believe in creationism and to think evolution is a load of bullshit. Personally, I am Roman Catholic, and I do have a belief in some form of higher power; however, to not believe in evolution is just ridiculous (in my opinion). But, I didn’t want to get in an argument with an 8-year-old girl who is only repeating what her parents have taught her and have her parents’ wrath directed at me for teaching their child “lies” created by atheists to take them down the path of the devil. I was already suffering through enough quality family time. Anyway, below is the graphic I created for him playing with the band’s name and evolution merely being a “brilliant idea“.

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