Table Of Content Lines ............................................................................................................................... 2-5 Value ............................................................................................................................ 6-15 Color .......................................................................................................................... 16-27 Alphabet .................................................................................................................... 28-31 Logos ......................................................................................................................... 32-39 About the Artist (Saul Ramirerez ............................................................................... 40
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I made the objects using the brush tool and a tablet. By using the selection tool I was able to adjust the length of the lines to what I wanted as well as changing the spacing between each of the lines. The main objective was to make sort of a silhouette of an iconic object and for that I only focused on the outline paying no attention to the small details inside. For the teapot I made the whole for the handle to emphasize its shape because without it would of lost its shape. By making the outline it will show that although it is just lines the items are so iconic that just by the outline they are recognizable. Image and text by Brenda Bueno
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This week, we were tasked with drawing 5 iconic objects using only 20 parallel lines. The iconic objects of choice, in my case, were all phones. Telephones, smart phones, microphones, megaphones, even flip phones are displayed in the above artwork. I can personally see some improvement in my artwork compared to last week’s bottles. I’ve practiced drawing based on proportions, taking Adobe Illustrator’s brush tool (B) horizontally for a specific length in order to form shapes and silhouettes of various phones and having exactly twenty lines to ration out made that a bit easier.
For most drawings I used the shift key to straighten out my lines drawn using the wacom tablet and stylus. And I said most, because the last image is a bit different, however. I liked this particular raw classic phone attempt better than my previous classic phone attempts, which is why the lines aren’t as perfect as the others. The speakers on the phone had a 2:1 ratio with the body of the phone. The iPhone was quite easy to draw, it’s simply a rounded rectangle. The flip phone, megaphone, and microphone have distinct enough lines and shapes to be recognizable as their iconic originals. Image and text by Majed Sweis
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This week we were introduced to the term value. As you can see we have been working with tea cups and tea pots. So this time we stated to add value and contrast to our drawings. this week was a bit tougher just because I have never worked with value on Ai so it took me a while to figure out what brushes worked the best to portray smoother layers. I think the shadows make the drawings look more realistic because of how it gives the illusion of the object sitting on something with a light source penetrating the object which is a tea cup.
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So far Iâ€™ve been using the same tools. The only new thing I used this week was layers. As I kept blending in the blacks, the whites, and the greys I used different layers to make a more realist image.
Image and text by Saul Ramirez
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To make these drawings I used the Pen tool as well as the Masking tool and Layers. With the Pen tool I first made the first layer with a middle gray tone. Then as I was continuing I added darker grays to where the shadows hit and lighter grays where the light hit. By using the layers I added the small details and extra lighting at the front. With the masking tool I defined the outline even more giving it a more clean look.
Image and text by Noelle Mourals
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These works were made in Adobe Illustrator using a Wacom Bamboo tablet and a stylus. The point of this exercise was to convey the light on teapots. This then created the form of the teapot in total. I believe that my second teapot is the best. The last one reminds me more of a genie lamp to be honest. We used different shades. These include Black, many different grays, and white. We also used lines in order to form these shapes.
Image and text by Noelle Mourals
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3 POT In creating the 2 hour contours I had a set method for getting where I did. To begin I did a contour of the outline of the shape in black. Once that was set I used filler lines to give both my tea cup and tea pots dimension. Once this was complete I began to use different values to create how the light hit each item. When creating both items the light was hitting them from the left side. So, I knew the lightest area was going to be the far left and the darkest would be the far right. Once this was established I began to fill half of the pot and cup light gray and half of the pot dark gray. From here I began to give the pot more realistic color between the two knowing color doesn’t go from white to black with lighting but fades into each other. The most difficult part of both the pot and the cup was the top opening. It was most difficult because like I previously stated, you don’t just go from black to white but creating a fade in such a small area was hard. With the pot it was a
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lot simpler to create dimension, I think where I struggled with the cup is the opening is so wide so to create realistic lighting was a lot harder because I had more space to cover. Also, with the cup the handle wasn’t on top like the tea pot. The way the cup handle curved and the fact that it was more thick then the tea pot handle made it more complex. All in all, the pot was a lot simpler to create than the tea cup for many reasons but both after time did come alive. Image and text by Sara Torrez
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WORKING WITH COLOR This week we took 3 different images and recreated them through Illustrator. The first Image had to be complimentary which means we had to take a photo that showed color but just not any colors. The colors had to be complimentary colors. So I used a photo provided by our professor of a sun flower with the sky as the back ground. This was a great choice because the sun flower had bright yellow with in the pedals and the sky was blue, and blue is the complimentary color for yellow. I tried to exaggerate the vibrancy and saturation of the colors so it can look more alive and to give the flower a warmer feel.
Image and text by Saul Ramirez
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For the second Image I also used a photo provided by our professor of a watermelon leaf. The curveball for this image was monochromatic. Monochromatic is basically only using one color but being able to used different hues within that one color. The color that was used what green. As you can see I used many hues within this color to try to portray the different shadings within the leaf and the back ground. Image and text by Saul Ramirez
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Image and text by Saul Ramirez For the last and final image, I used a photo of a yellow flower and, again, a watermelon leaf. This image had to be analogous. Analogous colors are groups of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. So I used yellow, green, and a bit of blue green. While working on this assignment I used way more tools to help me accomplish the certain style of art that I created. I used multiple stokes for different areas in each art piece to give the more detail. I also used multiple brushes. I mainly used bristle brushes but I also played around with artistic ink, watercolor brushes and paint brushes. while using these brushes I notices that some of them applied the colors heavier that others so then I decided to mess around with the opacity of the brushes. The opacity lets me control the harden of the brush. so to create a different affect I soften some brushes and I harden other as well.
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After choosing what I wanted to draw I made a layer for the parts that I wanted to draw, which were the flower and the background. For the flower I made three layers: the outside, the inside of the flower and the part that appeared like the seed. With the Brush tool and Eyedropper I selected a color from the original drawing and painted over it on a separate layer. After a few strokes I outlined the part I was drawing and with the Clipping Mask made an outline to give it a clean look. For the background I did the same thing but made it as simple as possible while still keeping the shape of leaves so that the focus will be mainly on the flower.
For the other drawinga I changed the color with the appropriate color scheme. Monochromatic I kept it a sort of pink-ish color to match the flower. For analogous the color scheme was the original pink of the flower with purple leaves as the background.
Image and text by Brenda Bueno
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This week, we are once again translating visual experience into lines. But in order to create visual phenomenon, you must understand the relationship between colors. We were tasked with creating 3 compositions; one monochromatic, one analogous, and one complimentary. Monochromatic being all lights and darks with a single hue - my second drawing. Analogous, my first drawing, being two relatively close colors. Complimentary, my third drawing, consists of two contrasting colors. These differences in color grab people’s attention, a composition can be controlled by creating contrast and carefully selecting hues and saturation. Contrast is a difference between lights and darks, hues are differences in color value, and saturation is a difference between neutral and vivid color. I made use of Adobe Illustrator’s brush tool of varying sizes and opacities, the brush control bar, the eye dropper tool, swatches, and the color guide, various color tools in order to craft these drawings.
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I used two pictures taken using my cell phone to model my drawings after. The first picture, clouds in the sky, has plenty of tertiary blues and violets contrasting with lighter and darker shades of eachother. My first and third drawing make use of this image. The analogous drawing closely follows the original’s hues, whereas the complimentary piece makes use of its own color scheme. The second picture, a picture of water at Lake Michigan, is very monochromatic with plenty of blue-greens of varying saturation, which made it a good candidate for my second drawing.
Image and text by Majed Sweis
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RIO For this drawing I wanted to compose a drawing off of a picture I took. I took this picture when I was shooting Riot Fest for WXAV, and wanted to put it to “canvas”. I composed this by using a dark blue, cyan, three different shades of orange, black, and white. Blue & orange are complimentary colors on the color wheel and I wanted them to bounce off of each other a lot.
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OT I want people to see the dark shades of the hands being blocked out by the strong sun that then blends into the sky. I drew the hands with the preset brush, but adjusting the size at some points. I used an artistic brush on the sun along with the blues in the skies. I then used a watercolor brush for the clouds. I put white down first, and then went over the middle with either black or the dark blue.
Image and text by Sean Anderson
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To make my alphabet I used te pan tool to make the basic shapes like a square or triangle (like on the letter “A”) and the. With the pen tool l made a lang rectangle which I used to make the whole for the “A”. Before I cutted the shape I copied the rectangle and moved it to the side. I then used Pathfinder to make the whole and removed any access parts. I used the Direct Select arrow to adjust any small detail like the length of the cutouts. I used the same rectangle that I had on ylyhe side for the other cut outs of the letters, keeping the weight and changing the lenght according to the letter. Image and text by Brenda Bueno
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This week, we were tasked with drawing the alphabet, all letters A to Z, in an interesting way. This week, were tasked with converting those drawings into vector art using Adobe Illustrator’s pen tool on a canvas. We took lines and converted them into shapes, translating our visual experience and handwriting into vector artwork. While drawing our letters, we were to use a consistent baseline. I drew using the entirety of a square canvas to keep things as consistent as possible; I took the pen tool and made an array of points, connecting them together in order to form shapes. Other tools brought up in class were the anchor tool - useful in creating, removing, and adjusting curves in your pen tool creations - and the shape builder tool - useful in removing or separating parts of your object.
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The process for creating these letters was as follows: create a rough draft of your shape and then use illustrator’s precision tools in order to smooth it out. Afterwards, we were to adjust the color and stroke of the shape to our needs. Tools that were helpful in doing so were the direct selection tool and the selection tool. The direct selection tool allowed us to modify specific points and lines, whereas the selection tool makes modifying the entire shape easy. I did not use serifs in my design, however, I did use additional lines in order to stylize the letters. Most use a decent sized stroke with thinner strokes in addition to the base shape.
Image and text by Majed Sweis
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This week our assignment was to recreate a few exciting logos. So I chose the ones you see on top. It was fun learning about the anatomy of logos. Right now all I have is the brand marks of each logo, but logos also have a logo type in which I did not include. I also decided to do simple logos as you can see so I could get comfortable with the tools and the steps that take place while making these logos. Image and text by Saul Ramirez
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This week we had to create our own logos and the concept was Smoke Free or Tobacco Free. It took me a while to create these logos because I was having a little trouble creating something different that has not yet been seen.
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As of right now my favorite one is the one thays is shown. I used 3 simple layer. One for the black background, another one for the white face, and the last one for the type.
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Last week, we were tasked with drawing the alphabet, all letters A to Z, in an interesting way. This week, were tasked with converting those drawings into vector art using Adobe Illustratorâ€™s pen tool on a canvas. We took lines and converted them into shapes, translating our visual experience and handwriting into vector artwork. While drawing our letters, we were to use a consistent
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baseline. I drew using the entirety of a square canvas to keep things as consistent as possible; I took the pen tool and made an array of points, connecting them together in order to form shapes. Other tools brought up in class were the anchor tool - useful in creating, removing, and adjusting curves in your pen tool creations - and the shape builder tool - useful in removing or separating parts of your object.
The process for creating these letters was as follows: create a rough draft of your shape and then use illustratorâ€™s precision tools in order to smooth it out. Afterwards, we were to adjust the color and stroke of the shape to our needs. Tools that were helpful in doing so were the direct selection tool and the selection tool. The direct selection tool allowed us to modify specific points and lines, whereas
the selection tool makes modifying the entire shape easy. I did not use serifs in my design, however, I did use additional lines in order to stylize the letters. Most use a decent sized stroke with thinner strokes in addition to the base shape. Image and text by Majed Sweis
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Craftsmanship and Composition: Based on the assignment for this project, I steadily used my hands to trace the logos that were grabbed off of the internet. The most important tool that was used for this assignment was the pen tool. It was vital for completing this project because it was mainly the only tool that was used aside from the shape builder tool and the eyedropper tool in Adobe Illustrator. Each logo had it’s own series of complications, however I overcame by using the tools that I mentioned previously. Another important tool that was used was the mouse. Instead of focusing on the points of each logo, I took Professor Peck’s advice and got comfortable with the curved for each logo that was traced. I got the colors of each logo correctly by using the eyedropper tool and transferring the logo’s original color over to the new swatches tool. I then transferred the color onto my drawing after the deleting the logo of which I traced. I want the viewer to appreciate and recognize what each of the logos are without looking at their respective concept’s. Image and text by Jose Zambrano
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Hello everybody! My name is Saul Ramirez. I recently graduated from Lincoln College with an associates degree. Now I am currently at St. Xavier University pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. Originally I was in school to become a nurse, but one day I woke up and realized my true calling was art. So I decided to switch my major. Even though I focus most of my college career on a whole different subject. I am glad I changed major!
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