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Contents Shoe Variations




The Class


Green Pictures


See My Process Magazine

Shoe Variations Getting Started In class we were assigned to take a picture of an inanimate object to bring to class and we were taught how to make variations to the picture using Adobe Illustrator. I decided to bring a picture of my Nike running shoe and with the skills learned from class I created what appears to be an entirely different shoe. In class we were taught how to change the colors of the original picture, the strokes of the lines, the backgrounds to the picture. At first we tried making a picture that was as close as possible to the original photo that we took. After a while we went in the complete opposite direction to try and makd the picture as unrealistic as possible using different tools in the program. The collection of pictures that will be shown will strart from the original and go through the ones I found most interesting. These will have many changes from the original including the stroke of the lines, to make things like the laces and the sole of the shoe seem fake. The backgrounds of the picture will change completely and turn into different colors to focus on the shoe, or designed background to make the viewer look at the picture as a whole. With this strategy, the viewer picks where their eyes go first because the background designs, as well as the shoe designs, can be appreciated equally.


Learning to use Adobe Illustrator

The first thing we learned to do in Adobe Illustrator was use the original image to create a picture in the program. With the pen tool we created an outline of the different parts of our picture. Then, with the eye dropper tool, we filled in the color using the original image and what Illustrator thought was the

closest match to the color we were looking for. Using Adobe Illustrator you have the power to make the image as detailed as you want to make it look exactly like the original. On the other hand, it gives you the option to leave out certain things that you may not find necessary and still give a good picture.


ChangingthePictureWithColors In Adobe Illustrator, there are many different designs and colors to be used to change a picture. Going from many different colors to one main color is very simple. In the first picture the green shoe pops out because the background is made, by expanding the stroke, to look like it is not imporatant for the picture. The different color of the background from the shoe and the black dark circle really make the shoe the main foc

The bottom left picture sticks out because of its simplicity in color variation. The background is almost a shaded black and the shoe is completely white with everything outlined. Some parts of the background are the same color as the shoe but still the shoe is the main focus just by the coloring. The all white on shaded black gives more detail to the shoe and gives the viewer a better understanding

of how the picture was made. The white also helps add more detail as opposed to the ones with the colors. The shoe is able to get a sleek design by taking all of the color out and putting in shading where the different parts of the shoe occur. The final shoe on the page was made completely red. The shoe, the background color and the background

images are all one color to give the outline look to the picture. With the outline look you are still able to get its depth from the detail of the shoe. The black outline on the red background make the shoe design really pop out and give it its own look.

Stroke Different Strokes


Drawing With Adobe To get comfortable with drawing on the pad using the computer, we used line strokes to create teapots. Being that it was my first time using these tools, the teapots didn’t turn out fancy but the goal of getting used to drawing on a computer turned out well. Along with lines we used the number 5 to create different teapots as an exercise to get truly comfortable with the program. The main goal of all of this was not to make the images look professional or fancy, but to get comfortable with using the pen on a computer to see how it reacts with different hand techniques. The next couple of pages will go through the different teapots I created and explain the technique I tried to utilize in the different pictures. After getting comfortable with the pen tool and the Adobe system, we explored the variations that the program offered, such as color and creating a shading feel to the

picture. The goal for using the color in the teapots was to create a picture from strokes and different variations of the same color. The different colors along with placing the strokes in the correct position gave the image its own unique look and added a color that is not on the program. The shading of the teapots was the same concept as the color part except for only using white, black and grays. We had our own teapots to draw and tried to create a similar image to what we seen in real life from the ligthing on to the

pot. To help practice figuring out shading, we used pencil to do the same thing we did on the computer too compare the differences in our pictures and understand how lighting is a big part of the creation of a drawing.

“Five� Drawing

Creating Images With Five In the first image on the left, there is a teapot and a vase drawing. These drawings are made completely out of the number 5. The technique is to use the number 5 to draw an image just as you would if you were using lines. With the number instead of the lines, the drawing created its own

uniqueness and gives a varied look from reality. The original image can clearly be seen as a whole but when you really look into the design of it you are able to see the number 5 and it is designed that way. The height, width, depth and image can all be appreciated by doing something so radical, but

being able to maintain something so simple, the oject and what it is. In the picture on top, we used the number 5 again, this time not to raw a picture but to see what come out of our strokes while changing the color. The picture has the number 5 as well as five typed out

to add to the creativeness of it. From far it looks like a cluster of lines and colors but as you the viewer gets closer and starts to pay attention, the fives pop out and create its own image.

Pot Progression

Step Two Beginning Stage With my teapot in place in front of me I chose the color green and all of its variations to create an image and show the shading. The first step is to use line strokes to form the image. We were told to avoid creating the outline of the picture first and to let the strokes create the edges of the picture as we go on. We then begin to create lines around the entire piece, filling in as much white space as we can to create the entirety of the image. When that was completed I went to another

shade of green to start filling in the image even more with value and adding a shading effect on the image. Going over the picture adds emphasis to where the artist wants the viewer to look and can give the real look of a picture, even with the colors and shapes being different.

Adding More Color Along With More Lines After completing the basic colors and line strokes, I decided to add bigger and more colorful lines to give emphasis to the picture. The lines start to come together to give the picture a completely different color than any of the colors used. The darker colors are used to show the shading that the teapot has and how it looks in real life. The more colors that are used, the more detail the image gets and the picture starts to create an image all on its own. All different shades of the green I picked are used in the picture as lines to add color and shading to the image. It looks a little sloppy because all of the lines are starting to form together and with the addition of more lines, the more crisp the image looks.

Final More Lines, Better Look The final stages to complete the pot is to add more shading and colors to fill all empty space. The less space there is, the more complete the picture will look because of all the strokes in it. Adding color gives the object a more defined feel to show the true density of the original picture. The dark colors show shading where its supposed to be and the light colors relect the light off of the object in real life.

Direction of the lines also is a key factor. The

way the lines are drawn add emphasis to a certain point of the picture. The shading can have an angled look if that is what the artist wants the viewer to see. The straight up and down lines give the object its base and its identity. The sideway, more curved lines give the object its shading. Also these lines can give the feel of more light to the picture by representing where the light hits the real object and is translated to the picture. Color and line placement are very important when creating a picture in Illustrator. If used properly there are no limits to what one can do with a picture.



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Green Pictures In the series, “Green Pictures” I show the entire class’s art work with the color green in the majority of the picture. For our projects on variations, one of the requirements was to make an all green picture to put on display. I took those pictures to make the green part of the magazine. Everyone has different pictures and the use of green really puts them all together. The final products came out very well and because of this I was able to take the pictures to really help out my magazine. Each picture in the green series is a variation of an art work already in the magazine in a different section. The viewer is able

to see both the green pieces of work and the other variations the different students decided to do with their pictures. The green pictures have their own section because of the beauty the all green brings to the table. The one color theme helps the viewer to really take in the picture for what it is rather than the many different colors used in the majority of the original photos.

In this magazine I have brought you through the start of our works as a class, to the final works. We learned to use Adobe to make things and also as a way to edit things. This magazine is a little tour throughout our class’s projects to show what we have been doing with our time here. Our knowledge of using computers for art has grown since the beginning of class and now we are advanced enough to make a magazine through the computer, Adobe InDesign, and things learned from our teacher. Every person from our class has some piece of art featured in this magazine. Appreciate the time and effort it took for each of us to make these artworks and enjoy them in their own unique way. -Nico Krajecki



By Allison Horn

By Amy Duffy

By Christian Rosales

By Giovanni Diaz

By Jordan Juarez

By Lovette Fernandez

By Robert Furlan

By Roxy Wasiunec

By Synthia Wesley

By Shawnita Montgomery

By Tom Zwarycz


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