Hello, hello world. I forgot how intensive this course is!!! And howwwww right about now my brain literally feels like it's at maximum capacity and needs a night (or like 20 nights) off. Which, in fact, I gave it last night. I wanted to share my week 3 experience because it was different than my usual week because of the way I worked. Not like a totally different style or anything drastic, but a different approach to the way I create my icons. This involved drawing digitally, printing on transparencies, taking marker to the transparencies and giving them each more character and a hand drawn feel, scanning them in and turning them to vector. I had a lot of fun with it. I also hated it and wanted to scrap it halfway through because it was frustrating not being able to fully visualize my result like I usually can (or come close to) BUT I stuck it out and in the end was pleased with the result.
The assignment for the first 2 days was to draw cameras and typewriters. Then from there the project became developing a page of elements for scrapbooking. My sister scrapbooks (Hi, Ray!) and she told me I MUST included the word "travel" so I did…and hand written words were also part of the assignment so that worked too.
I also wanted to play with a color palette I've been wanting to work in, but hadn't ever. That might be my favorite part about the end product here, the colors! I definitely want to do more in this process and with these colors in the future.
Week 4 is more than halfway done, so I'll be back to post about that soon!