Along with Kat who will be going to the Lacoste campus next quarter, Chase will be too. He’s also an Illustration major at SCAD and his collage work and scientific illustration is amazing. He participates in The Sketchbook Project, so go follow. To celebrate the end of the quarter, we did the photo booth in The Social Club the last night of classes.
DON’T LEAVE ME. （ つ Д ｀）
I realize it’s been two weeks since I last updated my blog and I apologize. (,_,)
(but it’s a Kat!)
My finals week was crazy and since I’ve returned home, and I’ve been busy with my job. On the bright side though, I was able to buy new pens and sketchbooks so hopefully tomorrow I can try to start sketching again! I want to try sketching at work, but it’ll have to be when we’re slow or dead because it’s hard to focus on drawing when I’m waiting tables and getting people’s orders.
I know a few other people are heading into finals, so good luck everyone!
For my final in my Advertising Illustration class, we were assigned into groups to create an advertisement inspired by randomly created “sexy haikus” from a book my professor had. There wasn’t any real criteria except that we had to use the haikus as inspiration and take the ideas as far as we could go. From selected words in the haikus we were given, we were inspired to create a surf brand and make a double-page advertisement that could be found in a magazine. We developed the brand, a logo, decided on what product we would be trying to sell, and researched a concept for the illustration itself.
After finally figuring out everything about the brand and the surf board, I was appointed to create the illustration for the advertisement. Reina produced the logos after we decided on the brand name and also put together a professional presentation. Brian painted the surf board and Lena helped me figure out the composition for the piece itself after we decided what materials would be used. We all were able to figure out a tag line that would represent the brand and also some copy that described the product to the target customer.
This made me realize how difficult it is to work as a design team when we’re all students seeking Illustration degrees, especially when illustration is relatively a solo job. But we all collaborated really well and were able to present everything with confidence.
At Foxy Loxy again with KeetKat.
Living Kawaii with Courtney.
Sorry, but I had to.
This is what Kat and I end up doing at coffee shops when we buy each other matching t-shirts because we love each other. We were drawing too of course. This keeps us from going crazy with finals arriving.
Along with the new Los Campesinos! album “Hello Sadness” on repeat, the “Drive” Original Motion Picture soundtrack has been as well.
I have a lot I want to work on this coming Winter Break. I hope I can get most of it accomplished! I have new books to read, ideas for new illustrations keep popping into my head, I want to knit, keep up with my sketchbook, and I have an idea for a holiday card. With all of this, I’ll be working part-time too.
ヽ(´ー｀)ﾉ But it’ll be nice to be home!
PS: I’ll have artwork up soon.
- Songs About Your Girlfriend
Guess who got a free digital download of the new Los Campesinos! album “Hello Sadness” before it’s released because she preordered the vinyl package way back in August and it’s been on repeat since it finished downloading yesterday morning?
THIS GIRL! Just in time for FINALS!!! ヽ(´ー`)人(´∇｀)人(`Д´)ノ
Pen in my Moleskine!
Though these are all sketches you’ve seen before, for my Advertising Illustration class our most recent project was to create a bus advertisement for the Illustration Department that could potentially be on a SCAD bus. Every other major at SCAD has (or had) a current bus running that visualizes their department, but Illustration seems to be left out.
We could potentially do anything, as long as it was illustrative and reflected what one could do in the classes. When my professor saw my the sketchbook I’ve been working on, he immediately said that I should take some of the sketches I had and create an ad with them and this is what I came up with. I played around with several different layouts and ideas concerning colors and this is what people seemed to like the most. That and my professor felt it was a good image that if the administration wanted to add type that described the department, it would fit really well with it.
It’s exciting if anyone from our class gets picked! The administration already has several others from previous classes chosen and we’re the last class to submit ideas so there will be several Illustration buses driving around Savannah. I’m not really concerned if mine is chosen, it was just more encouraging that my sketchbook is proving to be a good use of time.
Kat and I went to a cafe around the corner from my house, Foxy Loxy, the other morning. It’s really cozy, but a different cozy in comparison to that of Gallery Espresso. And I like it because it’s right by my house.
Pen in my Moleskine!
When the movie Despicable Me was released last year, many of my friends immediately told me that Agnes was me except that instead of pandas and Rilakkuma, she was obsessed with unicorns. I didn’t get to really celebrate Halloween last year, so this year I got it together, and who doesn’t love Agnes (aka ME)?
Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you can all enjoy it! I still have homework, but I’m getting through it and the Halloween show is tonight! And I’d love to see your costumes too （´∀｀）
Drawing Kat drawing me ( ﾟヮﾟ) I have three weeks left of this quarter, and I’m really starting to wish I could just draw in my sketchbook rather than work on projects. But I’m pushing through and I have a few pages left in this sketchbook and I’m planning to have a new one for when I’m home during Winter Break!
Pen in my Moleskine!
My “It’s All In Your Head” piece was selected to be in the SIC’s Halloween Illustration show this weekend.
Went to the Savannah Record Fair today! I’m excited to play these tonight while I do homework. I wish I could have gotten some other albums, but I’ll wait for the vendors to come back in the Spring (｡-_-｡)
For seven albums and a few being first editions or rare, I think I was successful for under $60!
For most of the day yesterday, I participated in the Abercrombie & Fitch Fashion Showdown with my lovely friends, Kat and Naomi! It was a great experience and what made it even better was that we were in it to just have fun.
Everyone had to work in teams of three and when we arrived, every team was given a box of materials to work with, including a “wild card item” and this year it was bubble wrap. The rules consisted of us having to work with the materials we had, the bubble wrap had to be utilized, and also include a final illustration that conveyed our finished product. We also had from about 12:30PM to 5:45PM so along with creating an outfit, we were challenged to finish it within a time frame.
Our focus of our outfit was that we wanted it to be wearable and use the bubble wrap in a way that wasn’t generic and we decided to create a lace applique effect with it. We really wanted to demonstrate that we didn’t just use the wild card item as an after thought and show that we tried to really think of way to incorporate it into something wearable, but also make it fluid and presentable. We even made our own trim that we used in the waistband. What made it even more fun is the hair clip that Naomi and Kat made while I drew the illustration (they only gave us a pencil to draw with ( ﾟдﾟ) )!
While we didn’t win, it was exciting to have people who both participated in the competition and also came to the reception tell us that they loved our dress, would wear it, and fully felt that we should have placed. Simply hearing from others how much they loved our creation was better than winning and it was fun to have another creative outlet and be challenged. If anything, if there was a People’s Choice award, I’m sure we were guaranteed to win then. It was an adrenaline rush to have so many people tell us that our product was their favorite out of twenty one teams.
To think of all the things one could create with bubble wrap! It was really interesting to see how other people solved that obstacle as well. I’m proud of what we created and I think it would be fun to just start making hair accessories with these girls!