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CAROLINA RESTREPO processfolio


“There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns. If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself. What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can’t decipher. What we can’t understand we call nonsense. What we can’t read we call gibberish. There is no free will. There are no variables.” Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor


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22 NIKITA

conceptual photography

CHAOS

a research over patterns


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94 O/D typeface

COUCOU

experimental typeface


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NIKITA pho t o - illustration

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THE IDEA NIKITA Conceptual Photography

‘NIKITA’ is a photography project that was born with the idea of experimenting photo-illustration technique. I took the photography works from the Russian artist Oleg Dou as key inspiration for this project. His technique of digital edition and manipulation of portraits inspired me to begin my own experiments in this field. In this project I used a portrait to explore the airbrush technique in order to get stylised features on the model, and furthermore playing with the proportions of the body. I used this technique, primarily to obtain an artificial look or a somewhat doll like appearance. Something between reality and fiction. As part of the illustration exploration in the project I implemented digital doodling, emphasising a more photo illustration appearance, something that shows a combination of both techniques. For the drawings I used as an inspiration african face and geometrical design.

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Conceptual Photography

NIKA BALYKLOVA / The model during the shooting

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OLEG DOU / Russian, born 1983

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Conceptual Photography

UNTITTLE

PIERROT / 2008

“I AM LOOKING FOR SOMETHING BORDERING BETWEEN THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE REPULSIVE, LIVING AND DEAD.” UNTITTLE

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Edition Process The edition process was all made in photoshop and is devided in four (4) different phases. 1. Photoshoot in studio using fash, in order to have a very detalied and high quality photo.

ORIGINAL PICTURE / step 1

2. Skin whittening and airbrushing on face and body. In this step I smoothed the skin and reduced its saturation.

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WHITENNIG AND AIR BRUSHING / Photoshop edition / step 2


Conceptual Photography

BODY PROPORTION MANIPULATION / Photoshop edition / step 3

3. In order to get a stronger doll look I manipulated the proportions of body and face, reducing the shoulders size, making the face look bigger. The face was also alterated, getting more stylied features.

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4. For the face illustration I made digital doodle on photoshop, directly on the picture, inspired on tattoo aesthetics.

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AFRICAN FACE PAINTING SKETCHES

Illustration with stylograph cardstok / 140 gr 18 x 12,3 cm


Conceptual Photography

ILLUSTRATION ON THE FACE / Inspired on african face painting / step 4

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4. Seeking a more emphazied mixed-media look on the composition I decided to use geometrial shapes illustration inspired on futurits fashion trends.

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Illustration on photoshop


Conceptual Photography

ILLUSTRATION IMPLEMENTATION / Photoshop edition / step 4

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CHAOS research

CHAOS Pa tte rns Research

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THE IDEA CHAOS A reseach over patterns The research began with an overview on ‘Chaos Theory’ with a special emphasis in its two principles: Fractals and Order/ Disorder. Studying the definition “Fractal is a never ending pattern“ I found myself really interested in the link between this concept and Patterns Design. In this way I started an exploration in the worlds of patterns. Along the process I looked for artists, designers and illustrators who were interested in representing CHAOS by his own vision and aesthetic proposal. Throughout this investigation, being inspired by the material discovered I started my own exploration, creating my own patterns. In the beginning I found my inspiration on elements from the nature and then I jumped into the textile universe of the Wayuu tribe an ethnic group from the north of Colombia. Their economy is based in the production of handmade textiles, which are rich in various pattern design. The designs are a beautiful combination of geometrical forms and bright colours.

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I used their designs as a root of inspiration during the development stage of my project. In this way I realised that the creation of patterns inspired by my own background was a good way to show my culture and draw a deeper connection to the project. Therefore I drew my patterns on photo portraits of two born european models with a body painting effect, seeking to impregnate them into my culture or my culture into them. In the photographs I applied the same photo illustration technique as in ‘NIKITA’ project (see previous), in order to obtain a manikin look, a plain figure which can be used as a blank white canvas. By drawing patterns on the models body I am looking to evoke a representation of cultural diversity through illustrating something so richly ingrained and linked to the indigenous culture of my Colombian culture through to my present life in Belgium.


CHAOS research

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CHAOS research

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VALLEY FIELD PATTERN

Illustration with markers CANSON watercolor / 300 gr 14,9 x 21 cm

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CHAOS research

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MOSS / CAITLIN FOSTER / USA

LOLA DUPRÉ / Spain / Exploding-Cube

CAITLIN FOSTER / USA

KINK / JEAN A. FRATER / England

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CHAOS research

YAYOI KUSAMA / Japan

ALEX DIPPLE / England

CAITLIN FOSTER / USA

Some pictures from the artistes who have most influenced on my work during the first phase of the research (p.1). The develoment from every arist is really diverse both in technique and style. P.1 inspired me to start my exporation in patterns design (p.2) (Following pages).

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SPRING

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Illustration with markers CANSON watercolor / 300 gr 10,5 x 14,8 cm


CHAOS research

LEAF

Illustration with markers FABRIANO watercolor / 300 gr 10,5 x 15,5 cm

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TREE STEM

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CHAOS research

CORAL

Illustration with markers FABRIANO watercolor / 300 gr 10,5 x 15,5 cm

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MOON

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CHAOS research

SPACE

Illustration with markers and acrylic FABRIANO watercolor / 300 gr 10,5 x 15,5 cm

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ORDER

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CHAOS research

DISORDER

Embroiderd Illustration FABRIANO watercolor / 300 gr 10,5 x 15,5 cm

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WAYUU WOMAN

FOTURNITY BY MAYAN

WAYUU HANDMADE BAGS

In the phase # 3 of my research I got inspired by the using of patterns of the Wayuu Tribe from colombia.

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At the same time I was also exploring body painting art and photo illustration techniques in order to find a way to combine both concepts: patterns on the body mixing photography and illustration.


CHAOS research

KEITH HARING

TUBE COVER

JOSE ROMUSSI

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ORIGINAL PICTURE / step 1

AIR BRUSHING AND WARPING/ Photoshop edition / step 2

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After the p.3 I started the production of my own project. I photographed two models one man and one woman. After this I started the editing process on Photoshop. The design process of the body patterns I made straigh on the body of each body in order to create a special pattern according to the body shape of each body.


CHAOS research

WHITENNING / Photoshop edition / step 3

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DIGITAL BODY PAINTING PROCESS / Photoshop Illustration/ step 4

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CHAOS research

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BODY PAINTING COMPOSITION # 1

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CHAOS research

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FACE DETAILS DESIGN PROCESS

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CHAOS research

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BODY PAINTING COMPOSITION # 2

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ORIGINAL PICTURE / step 1

AIR BRUSHING AND WARPING/ Photoshop edition / step 2

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CHAOS research

WHITENNING / Photoshop edition / step 3

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DIGITAL BODY PAINTING PROCESS / Photoshop Illustration/ step 4

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CHAOS research

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BODY PAINTING COMPOSITION # 1

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DIGITAL BODY PAINTING PROCESS #2

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CHAOS research

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DIGITAL BODY PAINTING PROCESS # 2

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CHAOS research

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BODY PAINTING COMPOSITION #2

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O/D ty p eface

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MOSAIC FLOOR PATTERN/ typeface grid

Illustration with markers CANSON watercolor / 300 gr 10,5 x 15,3 cm

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ORDER / DISORDER typeface

THE IDEA ORDER / DISORDER TYPEFACE Typeface inspired in CHAOS

ORDER / DISORDER is a font that is born from the inspiration of a mosaic pattern predominantly seen in floors, which I developed during my research process over chaos. I used the pattern as grid to create irregular shapes inspired by the traditional forms of a classic font. The development of the font is based on illustrating approach, stemming from the interest to create a playful and ornamental typeface.

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TRACING PROCESS ON A WINDOW

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ORDER / DISORDER typeface

TRACING DEVELOPEMENT / First traced letters.

Phase # 1 Letters tracing based on the pattern grid (mosaic oor) in order to create the inicial font shapes.

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ORDER / DISORDER typeface

BOLD “A” SKETCH

First dold version Illustration with markers newzpaper / 90 gr 10,5 x 13,3 cm

OUTLINE “B” SKETCH /scan

First outines version 7,6 x 3,5 cm

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THE BOOK TYPOGRAPHY SKECTH BOOK Conceptual development process

Use this book in order to begin a deeper exploration of O / D (phase 1). The creative process development preserves the illustration style, seeking to further develop the typeface throughout different phases of the same typographic font. The book includes the design process of each of the phases and the development of different versions of the font, including: bold, bold 3D, outlines and ornaments. In order to create a proposal for visualisation which showed the concept of duality between Order / Disorder, it is born the face # 6 of the font. In this phase by implementing embroided illustrations, I applied different decorative motifs in each font character, leading to create double-sided designs, which display the duality of the concept itself: an organised chaos / a chaotic order.

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Phase # 1 First brainstorm of the vizualization concept, based on phase # 1 (p1.). Exploration in the distorion od the original letter shapes (p1.) and implementation of ornaments and textures.

SKETCHBOOK PAGES 4/5

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ORDER / DISORDER typeface

SKETCHBOOK DETAIL PAGE 5

First ornament version proposal Illustration with stylograph cardstock / 140 gr 7,5 x 2 cm

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SKETCHBOOK PAGES 6/7

Phase # 3

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Second ornaments proposal based on p.2, implementing hetching and outlines. Phase # 5 Exploration of p.3 and p.4 together.


ORDER / DISORDER typeface

Phase # 5 First bold proposal based on p.2 with a 3d lined detail.

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Phase # 6 Exploration of p.2 and p.5 together, in order to create contrast between the ornaments and the bold shapes. Implementation of color details in the carathers.

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ORDER / DISORDER typeface

73 PHASE # 6 / Color Details


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ORDER / DISORDER typeface

EMBROIDERY ILLUSTRATION “O”

Frontside cardstock / 140 gr 14 x 8 cm

Phase # 7 First Exploration of embroidery illsutration based on p.2 characthers shapes.

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ORDER / DISORDER typeface

EMBROIDERY ILLUSTRATION B/B

Frontside (left) Backside (right) cardstock / 140 gr 14 x 8 cm

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THEADS / Order - Disorder composition

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ORDER / DISORDER typeface

EMBROIDERY ILLUSTRATION “A”

Frontside cardstock / 140 gr 7 x 7,3 cm

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Backside


ORDER / DISORDER typeface

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ORDER / DISORDER typeface

EMBROIDERY ILLUSTRATION “D”

Frontside cardstock / 140 gr 8,4 x 5 cm

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84 EMBROIDERY ILLUSTRATION “D”

Backside


ORDER / DISORDER typeface

85 TYPEFACE IMPLEMENTATION


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DIGITALIZATION PROCESS / Digital illustration on AI using WACOM.

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ORDER / DISORDER typeface

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BOLD

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3D BOLD


ORDER / DISORDER typeface

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OUTLINES

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ORNAMENTS

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LETTER “E” POSTER

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ORDER / DISORDER typeface

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COU COU TY PE and MUSIC

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THE IDEA TYPE & MUSIC TYPEFACE Experimental typography

‘COU COU’ is a 42” stop motion animated piece which is born with the aim to create a conceptual approach of typography implementing an illustrative lettering style. The piece animates the first verse of a song with transitions of illustrated words and cutout paper pieces. The song is from a colombian music mixed genered Jazz/Cumbia band called Monsieur Periné.

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Brainstorm of lettering proposals (Cou-Cou words). Developement of lettering style.

SKETCHBOOK PAGES 8/9

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type and music

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SKETCHBOOK PAGES 14/15 / 4th Verse design proposals

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type and music

4th VERSE COMPOSITION

Illustration with stylograph and paper pieces cardstock / 140 gr 11,2 x 10,3 cm

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CUTOUT PAPER PIECES

Illustration with stylograph Newspaper / 90 gr 16,8 x 17 cm

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type and music

SKETCHBOOK PAGES 16/17 / 5th verse design proposals

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type and music

5th VERSE COMPOSITION

Illustration with stylograph and paper pieces cardstock / 140 gr 12,7 x 16,1 cm

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SKETCHBOOK / Storyboard Design

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type and music

CUTOUT PAPER PIECES / Animation elements

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PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO / Work space montage

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type and music

PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO / Work space montage

ANIMATION ELEMENTS / 4th verse

ANIMATION ELEMENTS / 4th verse (detail)

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INTRO

0s

9s

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type and music

SCENE # 1

14 s

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SCENE # 2

16 s

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type and music

14 s

15 s

15 s

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15 s

16 s

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SCENE # 3

21 s

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type and music

21 s

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SCENE # 4

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SCENE # 5

21 s

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type and music

SCENE # 6

21 s

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Carolina Restrepo Processfolio 2014