DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS Graphic portfolio December 2011 Student id: 3011869 Jasmeer Nandhra
Part 1. Include the best drawing you made in the week 8 drawing workshop.
Part 2. Continuous Line Drawing, original drawing.
Traced image on illustrator using the pen tool
Part 3. Graffiti Tag Name Design
Critical reflection Graphics Portfolio For my first brief I choose to use my drawing of apples as I felt this was my strongest drawing. I was new to the grid layout of drawing, however I felt this method allowed me to create an overall stronger final image. The grid system helps break down the object of apples in to several pieces allowing you to focus on each section and detail. I used charcoal and a 6b pencil, the 6b pencil allowed me to create a soft outline, which helped to create the basis of my apple drawing. I felt I could create more realistic shadows with the charcoal, as of its softness it allowed me to smudge the charcoal in to several directions creating and almost 3 dimensional feeling to the apples. I am pleased with my overall outcome and I feel that it has helped me gain confidence with charcoal and drawing. The second brief proved tricky but was very exciting at the same time, I had never experienced Continuous line drawing and was new to the concept of it. I found it a lot harder then anticipated to keep my pencil on the page and to not look down at what I was drawing. I decided to go with my line drawing of side profile to frontal view and then side profile again I felt that this looked most unusual out of my continuous line drawings. We then had to scan our drawing and trace the outline using the pen tool on illustrator, this became easier as I got the hang of using the pen tool for the straight lines and curves of the faces. However when it came to tracing over the hair it became tricky to follow the curves and keep to the same shape of my drawing. Overall I’m pleased with the outcome but for next time I would maybe zoom in closer to the hair section as this would help me follow the lines clearly. For my final brief I decided to create a 3d effect to my name inspired by the examples of other work that showed a 3d approach to text. I thought that the examples showed a clean slick finish which I tried to imitate through my work with the use of a simplistic background and complimentary colour tones helping the main text stand out. I had never used illustrator so I found this task slightly demanding and struggled to make my image turn out the way I wanted. Although once I began to play around with the different tools and effects I learnt that I could achieve 3d text that almost looks as if it had been stretched out. This represents myself as like my design I have several layers which builds up to the person who you see on the outside similarly to the way the different layers build together to create the overall glow of the texts and 3d design. Overall I’m pleased with my design, if I was to improve my design I would maybe choose a different font and tidy up the lines that create the stretched effect. Overall I’m pleased with my graphics portfolio and have learnt how to use the basics of adobe illustrator, which I found very enjoyable and interesting. Word count 543