Back during my first semester of my last full year of my undergraduate program, I took this one class where one of the projects was basically to define your passion in design and figure out a personal road map to achieve what you want once you graduate and then depict that road map through some creative fashion.
To be honest, I didn’t think much of it at first, but it was much needed. It gave me a chance to reflect exactly what I want to make of this bachelor degree, and figure out the steps to achieve it.
But back to the project, my prof and I talked a lot about illustration so it only made sense to depict my personal road map through a series of illustrations. Each image was pulled from the text I wrote in my reflection and they followed a specific order. However, this display is much different than the original series. The main difference is that before the illustrations were accompanied by a wall of text, there was nothing appealing about that. So I decided to redo the posters so that they had a more motivational poster style to it; mainly because it’s more visually appealing this way, and also being arranged in this manner allowed for each poster to stand on their own.
*Style does not belong to me.
Style belongs to Juan Carlos of Jotaka Illustration http://www.jotakaillustration.com/
The image referenced below is The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
Another gem from a year ago in that same illustration class!
This was another exercise we had to do. This time we had to copy the style of another artist and then use that style to recreate a well-known painting.
I had a lot of fun with this assignment, however it was an uphill struggle with this one. First of all, The Birth of Venus is an extremely detailed painting to begin with and capturing all the details took more time than I originally planned for. Second, trying to mimic someone else’s style was difficult as well. I constantly found myself looking back for references making sure the body, the facial features, and the coloring style still followed the illustrator’s style. In the end I got pretty close, but there are still a couple of things I forgot to capture with Juan Carlos’ style.
This was also made a year ago during my illustration class. The exercise was to take two completely different objects and make an illustration out of them.
For some reason I wanted to depict an image of gentlemen gathered together having a good time smoking their pipes. However instead of smoke I decided to go with trees. To be honest I had a difficult time coming up with a concept for this illustration so I went to this website that randomly generated prompts to go off of. Fortunately everything turned out alright in the end.
I took an illustration class a year back that here was one of the exercises. Here we had to do a couple of spot illustrations that all centered around a theme. Can you take a guess as to what theme I chose?
I have had recently done a book redesign of this astrology book. I have always been fascinated with astrology since my elementary days, so being able to redesign this old book was definitely a treat for me!
So here are the illustrations of all the Zodiacs; they are sorted based on sign quality (ex. Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable) as depicted through the colour variation. I originally thought to sort these with their own representative colour but that only proved to be a difficult process to harmonize 12 different colours. In the end I stuck with this colour scheme and things turned out great!