Trying to sketch more.
Anubis forgot about leg day.
Just got a new tablet! I just found out about Sketch Dailies so I thought I would give it a try! Today’s theme was Anubis.
Had to give up my Wacom tablet today. So sad. He’s lived in my backpack for a year now!
Brochure - Thousand Hills State Park Brochure
I don’t like brochures. There’s certainly a lot that you can do with them, and you can really have a lot of fun with them, but I did not make this project fun for myself. I did not spend a lot of time on it, and I think that some of the spreads suffer as a result. I really like the ‘Welcome’ though! This was done last minute in an over-caffeinated panic. Lots of other projects were due and I just had to send this to the printer. Getting the copy felt like such a chore. Taking the pictures was fun though! So there’s that.
Research: 1 hour
Layout and design: 5 hours
Photography/illustration/graphics: 4 hours
Copy writing: 3 hours
Production: 1 hour
Total 14 hours (Under budget: 34 hours)
ChiWen Vodka Commercial - 15 Seconds
AfterEffects is a strange beast that I hope to understand some day. Working with video is fun! I think. I will have to do more with it. I felt like I hardly even began to even think about scratching the surface of what this program can do. The audio is probably my favorite part of this just because it is so weird. I messed with it a bit and I ended up making it just too scary when I turned the reverb up.
Book Cover - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
I did this project so quickly. I woke up at 7:30 ready for the world, walked into class, immediately got an idea for the cover and got to work. Within four hours I had the artwork digitally painted and most of the dust jacket figured out. Quite the whirlwind! I’m very happy with how this turned out. I think the cover is fun and works well with the story. I made drew it at 400 dpi which meant the inDesign was really chugging whenever i had it placed in a document…which was every document I have, but otherwise it worked out just fine. The barcode was a fun little addition. It probably could have been spiced up a little bit more but I did not want to put too much time into that. I had never thought about point of purchases before, and I think my solution was simple and effective. You could put them in a store either all together or spread throughout the store.
Hardcover Dust Jacket: 2 hours
Audio Packaging: 3 hours
In-store Point of Purchase display: 1 hours
iTunes & iBooks cover art: 30 mind
Illustration and/or Photography: 4 hours
Total: 10 hours and 30 mins. Under budget (24 Hours)
Beverage Label, 6 Pack Design - ChiWen Vodka, Vodka Straight from the Dragon’s Mouth
Had a lot of fun with this project. I was not liking what I had at first, but once I threw that away I was much happier! I imagined the posters to be an ad campaign that would appeal to people looking for a drink with a little more kick to it. The box was difficult to construct, but it went smoothly after having someone point at each corner saying exactly where it would go and when to cut it!
Once I had the dragon illustration and an idea of the look and feel I was going for it was relatively easy to figure out a design and layout. I knew I wanted it clean, and to have emphasis on the dragon. I had originally wanted to go for a porcelain look, and I sort of gave up on it for a while, but I think I achieved something at least reminiscent of porcelain. Also I was very happy to have some photos already taken to go with my idea, I especially love the fire photograph. Thank goodness for the storm that occurred that allowed me to take some cloud photos and videos.
The logo font I chose was Raleway and I have since fallen in love with it.
Label: 4-color process
Layout and Design - 5.0 hrs
Final Art production - 1.0 hr
Artwork/graphics/illustrations - 4.0 hrs
Carrier package: 4-color process
Layout and Design - 1.0 hrs
Final Art production - 30 mins
Artwork/graphics/illustrations - 30 mins
Branding campaign: 4-color process - 3 poster series, retask for 3 magazine ads
Layout and Design - 2.0 hrs
Final Art production - 30 mins
Artwork/graphics/illustrations/photography- 1.0 hrs
15 Second commercial spot - 2.0 hours
Total: 17 Hours and 30 Minutes. Under Budget (28 Hours)
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