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CouGar Computer Graphics Class of Fall 2011 Technology

• Adobe Illustrator • In Design

Open and SEE for yourself what young students can do with Technology when given the opportunity.

Table of Contents Image Creators...........................................................2-3 Cougar Hat (Jordan Juarez)..................................4-9 Teapots in Light (Jordan Juarez).......................10-13 Realistic vs Unrealistic (Roxy Wasiunec).......14-15 The 3 C’s (Roxy Wasiunec)...................................16-17 Nike’s on My Feet (Nico Krajecki)....................18-21 Brush Strokes (Shawnita Montgomery)...........22-23 Incredible Hulk (Tom Zwarcyz)........................24-25 Working With the Hand (Tom Zwarcyz)........26-27 Converse (Allison Horn)......................................28-33 A Night Downtown (Christian Rosales).........34-37 Hoops (Giovanni Diaz)........................................38-39 Tea-Pots (Giovanni Diaz)........................................40



Reppin’ Them Cougars, #1 In The Nation!!! Going into my senior year in high school all the talk was about College. Where are you going? Are you playing sports? Is it far from home? All these questions everyday made thinking about college very stressful. My plan was to go somewhere on scholarship to play football. As a Junior I had a break-out year and I was getting some attention by some colleges and I was even more excited for my senior year. All my hopes went crashing down one night. It was September 3, 2010, my third game of the my senior year. I knew it would be a good game, I came out jacked and ready to play. I started the game with a 40 Kick-Off Return and two plays later broke a run for a 45 yard touchdown run. What a great start. Now it was time for defense, as the first few series went by I had 6 tackles and a sack, No one could stop me. The clock began to run down to half time when my number got called to run the ball again. I took the ball up the left side line for a 10 gain before I was tackled. Unfortunately when I was falling to the ground I stuck out my arm to try and remain standing and keep running. This probably was the dumbest thing I could have done at the time. I dislocated my elbow and torn the ligaments around my elbow on that play. It was the worse thing that could have possibly happened to me. Lucky I made a speedy recovery and got back


on the field 4 short weeks later. I finished off my senior year strong, so I had high hopes for being recruited the next few months. Recruiting didn’t go to well for me untill I heard from Saint Xavier University. I knew they were a top program in NAIA. I took a visit loved it, loved the coaches, and 6 weeks later signed to play football at Saint Xavier, and I couldn’t be happier. Now my hat that you see to the right means alot to me. It may just seem like a normal hat with the Saint Xavier cougar on it, but its not. It is much more to me. My hat reminds me of the journey I made to get where I am today. I reached my goal of play college football, and on the #1 team in the nation. As soon as I got here I bought this hat to represent the cougar nation at Saint Xavier University and to show that I am proud of what I am and where I am today.


“My hat reminds me of the journey I made to get where I am today.”

-Jordan Juarez-



c o l o r

V a r i a t i o n

Brush Stroke Hat For this variation of my hat, I changed my lines into brush strokes with different colors. However I didn’t focus on the lines from the seats, I want my audience to focus more on the hat and also the seat designs. Even thought the hat is the main part of my image I gave the seat designs a more vibrant color because in the original picture the seat designs had the more vibrant color than the hat. Lastly I didn’t touch the cougar because I wanted you to see that clearly because it is my favorite part.

Green Hat Obviously for this variation is different shades of green. This variation was very fun to play with, even though you are only using one color it still catches my eye every time I look at it. I used darker shades for the darker colors, lighter shades for the lighter colors, and vibrant colors for the vibrant colors, pretty simply. But just like my other variation I wanted my cougar to stand out so I used the closest color green to white I could find and I hope that catches your eye first.


Colorful Hat This variation was my favorite today. I knew right away I wanted to have vibrant colors for this variaiton. I immediately made the seats as black as I could so all the colors would pop. My main focus once again was the hat and the seat designs. I went for the brightest and most vibrant colors for my hat, starting with hot pink and making my way to neon yellow. I finished it off with the vibrant blue color you see on the cougar and I added the white to make it stand out more. The seats weren’t as vibrant because I wanted my audience to focus more on my hat.

-Jordan Juarez-


The Favorite! The Cougar Its no suprise that this variation is the croud favorite. The vabrant colors just jump right off the page but one thing I was told by the students in my class was that they loved the detail of the cougar. Its easy to tell that most of my time was spent on the cougar. I zoomed in until I couldn’t zoom anymore so that I could get the shape as perfect as I could. Turns out I did a good jump. I would have to agree with everyone as well, the cougar is my favorite part.

-Jordan Juarez-

Cougar Hat Created by Jordan Juarez -> 8









Just Keep on Keepin’ On For all the lines that were involved in this project I just got to say one thing. Just keep on keepin’ on. There were many times when I was ready to stop cause I was tired of doing the same thing over and over again. Professor Peck told me to keep

on making more and more lines and it will look better. Turns out he was right. And I guess this is a lesson for this type of art and also life in general. In life there is always more you can do, so you just gotta keep on keepin’ on. -Jordan Juarez-




Tea Pots in Light Now what you might not realize from the first picture to this one is that there are hundreds of more lines added. I know it doesn’t seem like it but if you look close enough you can tell that I try to perfect the lines or shapes of the object by drawing the same line multiple times until its what I want. The picture underneath is my final of draft of this project. As you can see I added the

highlights and the shades. For example the the sticks have one dark side and one dark side. But it gets more complicated when you start looking at the tea pots. One side isn’t light and the other dark. They are really both mixed into both sides because of the shape of the object. Sure they look flush to the touch but they aren’t they groves and detail added into the object that lets lights

and darks hit in unusal spots. Finally I added the big shade that the object is projecting to the right, and I did it in a dark green so that it flows with the background.

-Jordan Juarez-

after Before For this assignment we were to start of with a background of 5’s in different shades of green. Its hard to see but if you look hard enough you can tell. Then we had to create the tea pots we were looking at with nothing but lines. No outlines, just lines that give the shape of the object we are trying to portray.

In the picture of above is where I started off. This was before I did all the light and even added the fact that you can see the sticks through the tea pots. So it would be safe to say that my first draft above is to help me get an idea of everything that is going on in the Picture. Just a general out look, such as they are tea pots, with

sticks sitting inside of both of them and hanging out from the top.

-Jordan Juarez-

Tea Pots in Light 12


Realistic vs Unrealistic


We got to play around with reality. We were allowed to manipulate the image in anyway in terms of lines and color. I decided to make two of my shoe images kind of believable. The bright colored shoes that have many colors in them to me could be believable because there are crazy shoes like this out there. Where as the green piece with yellow background isn’t believable. It have just enough detail that we know they are nike shoes, but I was able to take out a lot of detail to make the image more abstract and crazy. Each of these images do something different to the viewers eye in terms of movement. Text and Images by: -Roxy Wasiunec-

“We got to play around with reality.”


The 3 C’s Craft:

to create these images I used illustrator. in Illustrator I chose the brush tool and and made two layers. The first layer was made with a green pallet and its all 5s. the second (bowls) layer was made with different size brushed ranging from .25-10. The color pallet used for that was orange monochromatic 2.

Composition: The hue that was used in this was green and orange because they are on opposite side of the color spectrum. The image has a lot of darker values on the left side of the left image and right side as well. where on the opposite side has a lot more lighter values. The reason the two colors were chosen were because they create a very nice contrast.

Concept: the left

image was a tall and wide vase that had natural lines and branches. The right side has a short more narrow vase with more lines and branches as well. both have natrual shapes to them. Text and Image by: -Roxy Wasiunec-



Nikes On My Feet The white shoe on the black background makes the shoe stick out as much as possible and makes the viewer forget about everything else. The plain white helps the viewer to appreciate the design in the shoe and with the black background gives it a plain but interesting look. Text and Image by: -Nico Krajecki-

Just Do It 18


Shades of Green This picture was made by using a design from Adobe Illustrator as the green background and using different shades of green on the shoe to give the picture an all green look. With the background all green and having a black circular object in the middle of the page where the shoe is, it should draw the eye straight to the shoe. The background is made from different strokes on the outlines of the objects, made to not draw too much attention to it. Text and Image by: -Nico Krajecki-


Paint Brush Outline I used a change in stroke of the outline of the shoelaces and the background to emphasize the shoe. The viewer should look at the shoelaces first and how they look unrealistic but stick out the most. The different colors in the background are unimportant, they just add emphasis to the shoe and the laces. It is a nike shoe with an outline around some of the shoe and laces. Text and Image by: -Nico Krajecki-

“look at the shoelaces first and how they look unrealistic but stick out the most� 21


Craft: Adobe Illustrator, the brush tool, color and color gradients were used in these images. Composition: I want the viewers eyes to focus on the different colors and the different strokes being used in each image. I also want the to see how thick the lines are compared to the others. Concept: Buildings of different colors and different strokes.



Created by: Shawnita Montgomery 23

House of the Incredible Hulk

Craft: To variate the colors of the objects, I used the pointer tool to select certain objects. I then used the color swatches and different color pallets to change the color and feel of the work. Again, this is still using the same program, Adobe Illustrator. I also used gradients where needed to show depth and shade. Composition: In some works that use color, I use light tints of each color to make objects stand out more, such as windows and bricks. This trick emphasizes more on the center object or point of interest and less on the background. Concept: The whole idea with adding lighter colors allows me to control what the viewer will see first and where the viewer’s eye will go next. If I make a certain object stand out by giving it a high contrast, the viewer will look at that object int the work first. I also used color to change the whole mood of the picture, for example, when I made the photo look like it was taken in the dark or on the scorching sun.

By: Tom Zwarcyz



Working with

the Hand

Steady Hand I used a number 2 pencil on white paper. I set up 3 different liquid holding vessels under a fixed light to cast different value. I then outlined the object on the paper and then added the varying values of light by rapidly moving the pencil, pressing harder in darker areas and pressing very light over light shades. The objective of this work is to experiment with value and shading on simple objects. Text and Images by: -Tom Zwarcyz-


“I used a number 2 pencil� 27




In Adobe Illustrator, I used the pen tool to create shapes and I used a camera to take a picture of the image I was going to create.


The converse shoes are obviously the main subject of the piece and they are sitting right in the center of the page. They are set on a step stool and there is a sense of depth since I made a wall in the background. I wanted the viewer’s eye to focus first on the shoes and probably follow along the wavy laces, then to look towards the background.


Computer Graphic Copy


The subject is a pair of shoes. That is what I want viewers to be able to recognize. Everything surrounding then will be more clear once I add more detail because right now it is hard to tell what the shoes are setting on.

By: Allison Horn 29

Texture Craft: I used Adobe Illustrator and played around with lines, colors, and textures to create the images. Composition: I wanted to see how the shoe would look with a bunch of different textures so I looked through all the different possible textures and create compositions I thought looked interesting. I also took into account the colors because I still wanted the shoe to remain their black color and have a nice contrast with the background. Concept: My variation is simply my converse shoes. I did not intend for people to think of anything specific when seeing my shoes. Viewers can view them any way they want.

By: Allison Horn



Line Drawing Techniques’ Unlimited number of lines Limited number of lines Ou t line Craft: I used Adobe Illustrator and the paintbrush tool in the program. Composition: For the teapots I drew the ones using outlines first a couple times, because that is the main way beginners learn how to draw--they repeat the shapes they see. The teapots I drew filled with lines are sometimes more interesting to me, though, because they suggest volume. Using curved lines gives you an idea of what areas of an object bulge out or curve in. I have been drawing for a long time, so I am surprised I never used that method until about half a year ago.


Concept: When someone looks at the drawings, i want them to be able to know they are teapots. Text and Images by: -Allison Horn-


Wow, Cool. CRAFT: So, using Adobe Illustrator, I took my original picture and went crazy with it. As you can see with version 1, I changed all the colors. I did this by using the swatches window and opening up the swatches library. I picked color combinations and went to town. COMPOSITION: In version 1, I chose colors that were very bright so that the picture pops out at you and just draws your attention to all the various color combinations. For me, my eyes go directly to the building on the left because of the three colors that were used. CONCEPT: This week, for me, is going to be called: Creative Freedom.

By: Christian Rosales



A Night Craft:

I play with both color and stroke. For the stroke, I opened up the brushes window and chose arrows. Composition: The arrow gives this cool outline and shows where the line starts and ends. When I look at the picture, I eyes go to the middle building. The white arrow outline stands out more than the others.


Downtown! Concept:

Creative Freedom.

Craft: I did the same with version 3, I just added more , like the background is a gradient color. Compostion: With version 3, the first thing i see is the white circle in the background. It kinda of seems like a the sun setting in the evening. Text and Images by: -Christian Rosales-


By: Giovanni Diaz


Craft- The way I used my hand to compose this picture was by carefully following lines to draw everything. The tools I used to create this piece was Adobe Illustrator, and the pen tool.

Composition- What I did to draw peoples attentionwas add different values of colors. The background dark, and then a little lighter as it the eye gets to the middle. Concept- What I want people to see when they see this picture is a beachball stuck in a basketball hoop during the day.



The End Tea-Pots

Thank you for viewing my magazine. I hope you enjoyed it. To look at more of my work go to my blog.

Concept This drawing has an object that is tall and an object that is short. It also has an object that is natural and an object that is hand-made. What I want people to think when they see this drawing is a colorful drawing, with two handmade objects holding twigs.


Text and Image by: -Giovanni Diaz-

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