Can I have it?
Currently loving Of a Kind! I want about everything they sell, and I am going nuts over their blog. These are not my designs, I just painted them because I don’t have enough money to actually buy them…#pathetic. If you haven’t noticed… I’m kind of getting a kick out of painting clothes at the moment.
Also, there was a french bulldog tank in the world and I had no idea!!!
This summer I’m trying to tackle repeat patterns. I think making them are a lot of fun, and it’s kind of like a trial and error thing for me. But I really have no idea how to tell if it’s a success or not. What do y’all think of this one?
hmm…. I’m fooling around with some old ink stuff in photoshop. This could be something if I add more objects and color? We will see, I’m just super excited for summer!! And I should probably get back to my real homework.
Hope everybody had a nice weekend!
The whole enchilada (or book design):
I come up with the best titles around!
Thanks to everybody for the kind words and great feedback! Here’s my process from my last project in Type and Image.
I started off with thumbnails and comp ideas. I thought about having symbols and images in a shadowbox, since the main character and narrator is dead. So that division is seen in each comp. If I had gone with one of the top two I would have pushed the shadowbox idea even more (with dimension and drop shadows). But both my professor and I thought the last one was working the best.
In the last comp, which I took to final, you see Susie Salmon divided into three parts. Her head would be Susie in the “in between” and she would be giving off this great aura.
The middle section would be the cornfield, where she was raped and murdered. I pushed that concept even further and made a diagonal pointing to the bottom of this section using the cornstalks.
And the last section is underground where she died and where part of her elbow was found by a dog.
It’s pretty obvious which color comp worked the best, haha.
Some of the watercolor and ink used in my final! The rest was composed/adjusted digitally.
A work in progress. Photoshop is soooo nice because I can put my comp in a low opacity and work right on top! Pretty easy, right? process
The final design!
Here are the spots on the back up close :)
This project was a really fast turn around, but I have to say I really enjoyed it. It helped that I was excited about the novel and Susie’s character. Alice Sebold’s book is so beautiful, I would highly recommend it.
Here’s the front cover of my book design for Alice Sebold’s novel The Lovely Bones.
I’m just too darn happy with how it came out, I had to at least post the front design! I’ll post my process and the back design in a few days, I have to tweak some things in indesign.
Also, thanks to everybody with all the feedback with my type last week! Ya’ll helped a lot. <3
DON’T MAKE THIS WEIRD
9 years ago I went on a trip to Italy with my grandmother. She frequently takes trips around the world with her friends and normally these trips are adults only. I thought I was going to be the only one my age, but a younger family went.. they had three boys.
The “middle boy”, Stephen, went to the same junior high as me and was a grade ahead of me. I had seen him around at my school, during p.e. or lunch goofing off with his friends.
I was embarrassed by anything and everything during those pre-teen years, and I remember avoiding him like the plague on that trip. I hung out with his family most of the time, and sat with them at dinner. His older brother was very nice and hilarious, and his younger brother (who was about 7 or 8) stole everybody’s attention.
We were also both really quiet, I don’t think I talked much while on the trip. I definitely did not talk to Stephen, which was probably a good thing because I probably always had some sort of antipasto stuck in between my hot pink braces.
One afternoon my grandmother realized she left her umbrella and asked Stephen to “escort” me to our room so I could get it for her. I don’t even know why, but I was mortified. I remember telling him “You don’t have to do this, it’s really ok, I’ll be fine by myself, she’s crazy”. But he was so nice about it and and went up with me in the elevator anyway and waited for me outside our room so I could grab the umbrella.
I still remember every detail about those 10 minutes because I was that freaked out, which is completely absurd because he was being SO nice about it. But then again I was an anti-social 12 year old girl and that’s what I did best..
Good news is on the last few days of the trip we found common interests in Lord of the Rings and Dragon Ball Z. I should mention that we started dating a few years later in High School. I should also mention that our 6 year anniversary is TODAY! :)
(Special thanks to my good friend Victoria VerHagen for photographing this illo for me!)
Gouache is my friend today! I haven’t done anything traditional in a while, thought it would be nice for my last illo of winter quarter!
Those of you who know me personally, can you guess who these two guys are? haha :)