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Table Of Contents Dedication table contents Using of lines: Pages 2-7 Applying Pages 8-13 aboutValues: the artist

Using Color: Pages 14-21 Using the Pen tool:Pages 22-23 ABCs & fonts: Pages 24-27 Logos: Pages 29-35 Art Institute: Pages 36-39 About the Artist: Page 40

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Vertical Line Bottles By: Brooke Stozek For these particular Linear bottles I used my hands to write with a stylus , With this stylus I drew on a wacom board. When I first started to draw I found it VERY difficult as it was on the mouse mode. It felt like I was drawing with my left hand. So I then changed the stylus to Pen mode and found it MUCH easier to use. It felt more natural. The main thing I needed to get past was writting smaller than I usually would because it seems that everything I wrote showed up so much bigger so it was an adjustment to look at the screen and write rather than looking down to write like I typically would.

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After I got past the initial awkwardness I used the paint tool to construct my lines. I than constructed my lines in different lengths so it would resemble a bottle. But with this was the technique to try and get the lines straight. Which I have yet to master but I do think it adds a sort of character as not every line is boring as straight but rather a collaboration of both straight ,wacky, and curvy lines. In some instances such as my diagonal lines bottles, they appear more of a Christmas tree , so now it is a tree! and thats okay , I feel like its an awesome tree although it was intended to be something else. With this it is clearly apparent that diagonal lines are probably the most difficult for me to perfect.


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Horizontal Lines Bottles By: Brooke Stozek

This is the initial piece I created. What I really love about the initial piece I made was that the bottles were all together for my horiztonal line bottles. It was easy to compare each bottle ,

as one was a true wine bottle style while the others werent so it strengthened the one true success I had with that particular bottle. Exploring Art - page 5


Playing With 20 lines By: Brooke Stozek For this project I used the Wacom drawing board for the computer along with the stylus that goes with the Wacom board. With this I used a series of 20 lines to try and portray each picture. Deciding where to start is always the hardest. Picking where to place my first line is always a hard decision. At times I will start my pictures at the top, other times in the bottom and if I feel even more adventurous I will start in the middle. Then I will take off and draw from there.

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Lollipops For the lollipops I started each one in different spots. As an outsider I think it is apparent where I started with each one. I tried to pick some easily conveyable objects. I am not an awesome artist so my main goal was to pick an easy object, and move higher in difficulty. I am still getting used to drawing on a Wacom board and handling the stylus. As I would warm up more and more the drawing would improve and become more noticeable and iconic. I picked some of my best outcomes to put on this blog post, and for some I showed the entire process, such as the coffee cup.

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Applying Values

What is value?

Value is the mix between Dark and Light. There are different methods to achieving the value wanted. One-way is by Cross- hatching another way is a shading value Scale.

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Crosshatch

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Crosshatch Teacup

This is one of my favorite outcomes. For this teacup I went about coloring it in a completely different way. I used the crosshatch method that we learned about in class. This method actually gave me different hues of grey that I don’t think I could achieve otherwise. This piece actually to me looks freer owing that my teapot is. The roughness of leaving the cross hatch in tact really gave the cup a character that I love.

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First Step In drawing, and filling in color for a value drawing.

Second Step is to start filling in with other values. This is a process and time consuming but you get a very unique result.

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Shading Value Teapot

When I created the teapot I drew my initial outline and from there I went and tried to fill in the color by saturating the pot. I then went step my step with different shades of grey to create the shadowing effect that was across the teapot.

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I think I resembled it quiet accurately with the lighting provided. I decided to fill in and saturate the color I did to give a smooth effect I wanted it to almost look polished. Which is a completely opposite look from the crosshatch teacup on the previous page.


Combining two value methods This was my first attempt at trying to accomplish the shading desired. Through this you can see that I was used to the crosshatch method as the center still holds some of those qualities. I think this is an interesting blend of the two methods

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Using

We went from using simple lines to create images to filling our images with values, and now we are going to use COLOR!

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Color We learned about saturation, hue, and the color wheel. Saturation is when a color can go from a basic neutral such as grey to a bright vivid color such as red. While hue is the range of color so a light baby pink to a hot Barbie pink for example. In the color wheel we see our primary colors such as yellow, red, and blue. Then we have our secondary such as orange, purple and green Through the next couple of pages we will explore different color methods such as complementary, monochrome, and analogues pieces.

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Using Complementary Colors What are complementary colors? Complementary colors directly opposite each other in the color spectrum, such as red and green or blue and orange, that when combined in the right proportions, produce white light. For my picture I used a picture I had taken of a Hibiscus. The Hibiscus was a bright red with a white center but surrounded by a sea of green leaves and other green plants so it stood out. This was a great example and a all natural execution of complementary colors.

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Analogues What are analogues colors? Analogous colors are groups of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, with one being the dominant color, which tends to be a primary or secondary color, and a tertiary. Yellow, Yellow-green, and green are examples of this.

For this particular piece, I tried to use the outlining of white to my advanatge. It makes certain parts of the image pop. This is why I left the highlighting even without the white backround.

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Monochrome

What is monochrome?

Monochrome is when a photograph or picture developed or executed in black and white or in varying tones of only one color.

This was an experiment while working. Mid-way through the project artistic brushes were introduced. I decided to take advantage of them, so throughout this piece you can see the different types of brush strokes.

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Learning how to use the pen tool

This is the use of tools we learned last week to apply to the creation of our fonts. With the pen we did most of formation of each letter. The pen you place a mark and each point connects. The pen will allow you to make a point, line, shape, corner points, curve points, combo points, and a dead point. All of these techniques will be used to a “rough” draft of each shape.These are the tools that one would used to “smooth out” each shape.

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The pen + adds a new point , while the pen - deletes one. the arrow , can make your line a curve so this is helpful when making an S and you want to perfect the curves. The white arrow is for a direct selections of a point and you are able to move it to where it would look better. The black arrow is the selection tool. It will expand or decrease the overall size of the shape, or it will allow you to “ pick up” and move it where you need. The two boxes are for coloring both the outline of a shape and fill it with a color.


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Re- Learning Your

ABC’s

With use of the pen tool This was a fun and interesting process. Believe it or not learning how to create the alphabet using the pen tool in adobe illustrator is VERY hard. To construct each letterI used a mouse and the “pen “ tool on adobe illustrator to construct each letter. I also used the select tool ( black arrow ) and the direct select ( white arrow) to finalize each letter.

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For some letters , such as the “H” and “I” it was easy to construct. As I just had to pin point each corner. When it came to the “C” and the “J” we had to use a combination of pin points , curve points, and for the “J” a combo point. A combo point starts off straight then moves to the curve.


These are actually my first attempts at the letters. Letters with hard corners like “H” or “I” were the easiest. The chalenge really came from letters such as “S” and “C”

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Constructing My Own Font I used the fill of the font as a dark bold color, but it also has the accents of small white dots. This fit my theme for a “stary night “ font. It not only played off the fun font I created but also added a whole new dimension to it.

With all of the techniques I learned while creating my initial letters with the pen tool. It took alot of practice to get the hang of making every letter. Once I got about half way through it was a breeze! But it took a lot of practice.

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Iconic Logos While learning how to trace iconic logos found on the internet. We were all asked to trace the batman logo because it has a lot of points and curves. If we masted this logo we would be able to pretty much tace any logo.

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My Attempt

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Smoke-free SXU Logos

These designs are meant for Saint Xavier’s logo contest to promote a smoke free campus. I mainly made use of the new text tool, along with the pen tool and the various capabilities of the pen tool. I feel that I am really getting the hang and making use of the pen tool. I would by no means say that I have mastered it but I at least feel comfortable. I also Had a lot of fun using the different layers. You can see this is the second tobacco free logo where the cigarette goes through the iconic Saint Xavier ‘X’.

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My goal was to simplify and display the ultimate goals. my “ breathe easy” logo is probably my favorite. To me it feels very free,organic, and simple. The use of minimal colors make the idea clear and free from distraction. I made use of the “text’ tool in illustrator for all of my logos. I believe that a clean clear and bold text can spread a message from a mile away. This is something that I am proud of because I do think all three logos are legible whether on a sticker,sign, or t-shirt.

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Black and White

It was very important while designing that each logo could be easily simplied down to black and white. I think because this logo in particular has less color throughout it in the original it reads very easily while using grey scale.

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This logo should look kind of familiar. What I did to create this logo was use the first and original logo Then I added the stop sign shape to re-enforce that SXU would be tobacco free. I also Over lapped the text over the image. This took a lot of trial and error since The text has to fit perfectly without covering any of the message.

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The black and white copy of this logo really had a larger variety of grey scale included. This is a lot more eye- appealing and offers a little more detailing.

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This semester as a class we chose to visit the Art Institute if Chicago in place of our final. This was the first time that I have ever bee to the Art Institute. It was a great experience full of learning and fun. There are so many beautiful things in Chicago and not embracing every aspect of it is truly a waste of its beauty. Over the next couple of pages I am going to share some of my favorite pieces from our tour and some I just loved. This was probably my favorite experience from this semester! Enjoy!

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Finding Art you

Love This is the first piece that I went off on my own and was drawn to. I walked away from the group because I saw this big , shiny, gold structure. From a side view it really looks like a sculpture then when you walk to see what it really is you will be amazed that it is a mirror. I loved this ! not only for selfies but because you are actually putting yourself INTO the art.

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This was one of the first pieces we looked at as a group. Honestly I loved that it was circular and the focal point was right in the middle. With all the chaos going on in the piece your eye is still drawn to the center.

This was a grand piece! It was quite large and beautiful! The gold that you see outlining the woman’s cape and crown is truly a beautiful accent and is what caught my eye. It really completes the piece in my opinion making her the center piece of any-

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Hi Everyone! My name is Brooke Stozek. I am a sophomore nursing student here at SXU! I had a lot of fun making this book. In highschool I took black and white photo. This was my first time very using adobe illistrator and InDesign. Through out this class I became pretty comfortable using the software however. I hope you found my magazine fun and helpful! (:

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