Tag Archives: Typography

4 Hour Work Week

1 Sep

Book cover, and Binder Design

A simple and creative look for a book cover and binder.  Its not a real book, but don’t you wish it was!?

5 Important Moments

22 Aug

5 Moments In my Life that Have Had an Impact on Me

This is a project that I did for a class at the Art Institute.  The project was to take 5 moments that had an impact on your life, and design 5 posters or cards that showcase those moments, while connecting them together.  Lots of emotions in these, and its powerful to look back in time at your own life and see where you have been and how far you have come since a life changing moment.

I have found a place of acceptance about dealing with the greatest loss I have had to face in my life so far.  I try not to look at it as loss anymore.  I have to look at straight in the eye and thank god for the luck I have had in my life.  I was blessed with someone who I loved and loved me so much (rare and precious), and that we were able to have each other even for a short time is such a gift.  I was able to forge on, and make a new existence for myself, finish my college education and find love again.  Life’s still hard, and has major struggles, but I think I’ll make it… =)

A Day At The Zoo

9 Aug

The Zoo - Colored Pencil Sketches

This is a grouping of sketches I did for an assignment that required us to draw free hand, images from the zoo.  I really liked drawing these, because they were my real first attempt at drawing animals.  I had a few problems, and got a great laugh out of my first professor at Baker College.  She thought my rhino looked like it was starving to death, I agree!  I love the giraffe, and gator.  I think they have real personality coming through the pencil lines.

Persuasive Poster

3 Aug

This is a persuasive poster I and another classmate worked on for my first class in Graphics Communication.  The idea is not just to get the person to look at the poster, but to have it speak to them, and persuade them to take the action you desire.  This poster uses repetition and a dominant color (red) to draw the eye straight down the page, and bring the reader to the contact information and the tag line “Can You See The Truth”.  Effective in gaining the audience, and bringing them to the information.

No Calories in This Fast Food

1 Aug

Hand drawn In Adobe Illustrator with mouse

 

My unique drawing style applied to the fast food I saw in the cafeteria on a day of class.  I mostly did this one for fun and I think it was actually the first thing I ever attempted to draw with Adobe Illustrator.  I love the program, and its great to create with shapes.  The 4 shapes that you can start every object with are;  square, rectangle, sphere, and cylinder.  With this idea stuck in the back of your brain, you can draw anything if you just start with the basics.

My Initials Illustration

25 Jul

Initials Project – Illustrative Concept Design

This project was a part of my illustrative concept design class work.  It is pencil on white board and the originals are 4×6.  The assignment was to take our initials and give them action.  R is being rolled, L is lazing down the river, and P is popping out of a cake.  We assembled our drawings into a little book of initials, and we bound it ourselves.  This was my first experience in applied drawing.  My professors always say I have a quirky and unique vision in my illustrations.

A Fruit Story

22 Jul

This is something I created for a class called concept design.  We were given a series of words, and we had to concept a story and use pencil to draw 5 postcard size illustrations to tell our story using a pear and an apple.  This is…

A Fruit Story

A Fruit Story - Robin Paddock (c) 2011