The third assignment that Payne gave the class was an extremely good one to learn from. We all blindly chose pieces of papers with a prompt about a conversation. Mine was a pleading for a parking ticket. This project was extremely helpful because it forced me to do something I typically wouldn't do or have thought of. The point was to make this as exciting as possible so somebody would take notice of it.
I started out with these three layouts and two ideas:
Then I realized that these are super cliche for college minds. Heh...they were amusing when I talked to others, but soon realized that I needed to expand more. Sometimes things turn out too flashy and over the top, which doesn't really test you in some circumstances.
Back to the sketchbook then, which led me to start drawing some more characters based on some advice from class. 'Mundane, but...interesting,' was my thought for the rest of this class.
|Sketches for another attempt.|
|Reference! Thanks to Jesus who thought of and was victim of the book bag belly.|
Those references led to this new composition and idea.
To the final! Aye!
This didn't go so well. I suppose it's because the whole time something felt off, but this really helped me realize the kinds of things I want to do with my style and made me realize some things about Illustrator. The program and I are friends, but we're not best friends, yet.
I went back after I got my grade and started to play around more. The first one I thought about making things more monochromatic and try to less 'complicate' some of the background items. so that what's important really stands out. I'm not sure how it's going, but it's...goin'. For me it's really important to go back to assignment and at least try something different with it. I may not complete it, because really sometimes it's just agonizing to keep it alive, but it's good to at least try something different. It really helps my learning process. So, yeah, the second one was trying out some different colors and making those colored lines work!
A funny reference photo that got booted.
One thing I learned about becoming an illustrator is that I'm going to have ridiculous reference photos of myself stashed endlessly on my computer and in folders.
Ehhhhh sexy lady
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