Monday, September 21, 2009

CAT 118 - Potato Heads

I just started a new class. CAT 118 is called Vector Illustration and Design. Basically it's all about Adobe Illustrator. Our first project was to play with Mr. Potato Head. I'm still having a little trouble controlling the mouse, courtesy of wrist tendinitis, but it was still a fun, if goofy, project.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

CAT 113: Game Project

Here are the beginnings of the game project for CAT 113 - Graphic Design 1: Fundamentals. We had to first find a photo, draw it, refine the drawing, and then convert it into an Illustrator file. This is as far as I've gotten.















Once I got the first 4 done, I got some feed back from both the class and my professor. I went back and redid the drawing to incorporate more of the original photo. I also further refined it. As you can see, it came out much better.






Once I placed the file into Adobe Illustrator, I used Live Trace to come up with a vector art piece.
I'll post again once the project is completed, but the most difficult part, for me, is done.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Art Nouveau Project

To view this full-size, there is a toggle screen button on the upper right of the pdf window.
Art Nouveau

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My First Mashup

I did it! I finished my first mashup. Hmm...that sounds like it could be a new book. "Baby's First Mashup"

Never mind. That sounds more like sweet potatoes than what it really is.

This was the project that scared me the most, out of everything we've done in CAT111. I don't know why, but Premiere Pro and the thought of dealing with audio and video files made me quake. I have survived and it wasn't as bad as I thought. I'm even half pleased with the result.

video

All files came from http://www.archive.org, including the music.