Wednesday, January 27, 2010

[Serene] and [Disruptive]

My visualization class is learning photoshop right now, and we are just playing around with learning how to manipulate different tools to combine images into a cohesive composition. We were given two words, one was an adjective, and one was a mood. My words were "serene" and "disruptive." The first two didn't come out as well as I had hoped. I ran into the issue of lines being formed that I wasn't sure of how to get rid of them, or how to merge some images. I do, however, LOVE my third one! I thought the colors effectively worked with some of the images to create serenity thats being disrupted! I know there are a few things that could improve on it, but for an iteration of my final I think its rather well done!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

"Nature's Essence"

"At the Beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun."

I found this image in a catalogue my roommate was given recently. Interestingly enough, it was solely about paint colors, but the image was the main attraction for me. i figured it might make an excellent blog header one day. Too bad i love the one I currently have!!

I've never actually found a whole sand dollar. They are so very rare. This image reminds me how amazing they are... its truly "nature's essence." The perfection that is in each unique sand dollar is incredible. God's creations never cease to amaze me! To create something so beautiful and perfect supersedes all my imagination. He is the great designer, and many of his creations influence and inspire my own designs. 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Greeting Cards: Merry Christmas from the Beach

Greeting Cards I received recently. I am absolutely in love with the beach. Its so calming and restful. My God loved me this much to make it for me!! 


Black-lined sketch of a public space. I chose coffeeology on Tate street for its charm, color, and atmosphere. The people were also rather interesting to draw in terms of their postures, styles, body language, etc. Next step: add color!!