Sunday, 14 April 2013



For this illustration I wanted it to represent myself in some way, so I decided to add my pug Bella into the mix. The pug illustration itself is not mine, but I reproduced it from scratch and added my own twist to it. I feel the glasses make the image as funny as it is and I'm sure anyone that catches a glimpse of it will get a good kick out of it.

I started the illustration off by working on the background a bit, I wanted the background to have the same look as the main illustration so I made a solid green background while adding some blades of grass.

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I then added a layer by putting the base colour of the pug down from which i will work from.

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After laying down the base colour, I added the key features and other colours of the pug including the glasses I added to the illustration.

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I finished the pug illustration by adding the black outlines, wrinkles, fur, etc.

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To finish the illustration i added a blue sky with some clouds and a sun.

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Finished Illustration

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Friday, 12 April 2013



For my third post I illustrated a concept for "whisper". I thought hard about what I wanted to illustrate for this concept, I decided to create a business card for a hair studio. I wanted an 80's style look for the card.

I found references that I thought would fit best with the concept.

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After finding images that fit best, I illustrated from the images to create vectors I would use for the business card starting with the whisper image.

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Then the listening vector.

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I positioned the 2 vector images into the business card layout.

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Continuing to build the layout I added a black box to hold the business name.

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I created a font I felt would best represent the look of an 80's hair studio, then positioned it inside the black background.

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Final information was added to the business card to finish the layout.

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Finished Product

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Second post

For my second post I decided to do an illustration for "myth". In keeping with my childhood and seeing how this myth as been around since then I decided to do the myth about the effects of pop rocks and cola.

I started by creating a black background for my pop rocks package.

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I then started putting in the red elements of the package.

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Some text and other elements added.

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Starting of the branding logo added to the package.

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The finished illustration of the Pop Rocks package.

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The second part of the illustration involved creating a vector cola bottle, I decided to illustrate a glass cola bottle since the myth dates back to when glass cola bottles were used, also because the glass cola bottle is more recognized.

First step was to create the background colour in which I would work from to create depth and contrast.

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Black was added to represent the cola and shadows in the image.

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Red was added for the low lights of the cola.

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White was added to highlight the bottle and give it dimension.

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I created a simple silhouette of a person>
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Then created a blast vector on his stomach and added a sad face.

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Finished image

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Monday, 11 March 2013


This is my first project.

I'm converting a design I created for a movie poster into a book cover design. The springboard for this design project is the word "Ocean."

Step 1.

I took my design idea into Adobe Illustrator, I started my process by making vector silhouettes of the men in the poster design.

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Step 2.

After completing the silhouettes, I needed to add highlights and lowlights to the image so it didn't look flat.

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Step 3.

I felt i needed to add colour into the image, I decided to make the "11" stand out by colouring it a bright red.

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Step 4.

When looking for a book to put my illustration on, I wanted the old leather bound look, I just felt it would add character to the design.

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Step 5.

Once I found the book cover I loved and wanted to use I layered my design on the front cover of the book using different overlay techniques.

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Finished Design.

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