here are a few thumbnails of sections within my story. I’m deicating this book to my niece. Its about her wild adventutes with her beloved stuffed pet while getting into trouble in her radio flyer wagon.
I’m predicting that I’ll mainly being using photographs I take and altering them to simplify them. I’ll do this by using Photoshop and illustrator. for images I can’t photograph I’ll design in illustrator.
When looking back on my childhood memories and the books that were red to me, the first one that popped into my mind was Harold and the Purple Crayon. This was my all time favorite and the one I would repeatedly request to hear. Funny thing is, I told my father about this project and he immediately asked me ,”Do you remember that book with the boy and his crayon”. That book must have struck home for the both of us. It made me think that though the book had simple drawings and very few words, it wasn’t necessarily the book but the time it allowed us to share together that we subconsciously connect with book.
The book is just about a young boy who dreams big and has the power to create an alternate world around him, simply with his purple crayon.
Most of rockwell’s paintings captured and emulated the liveliness of day to day activities in America as well as told stories. In this case, it is a young boys visit at the family doctor. This piece is called “before the shot” and was captured on March 15, 1958 but most of his paintings took up to 2 to 3 months to complete a finished piece. From there, most of his stuff had to be prepared for magazine publication.
Rather than pose his subjects for hours, Rockwell would bring a photographer, set up a shot and work from the pictures. Though he lived in Stockbridge, which was a tight knit community he alway insisted to pay his models. He would say, “I got 10 bucks.”
Norman Rockwell was originally an artist that excelled at charcoal drawing but than converted to oil paintings. One thing I thought was interesting was that he never manipulated the color far from the pictures he had took. If the women was wearing an orange sweater, he kept it orange.
My working progress of a poster ha ha. Here I was trying to make a guitar resemble a weathered, running from the law ol’ man. I started heading the direction of making my piece look like a collage that was alil rough around the edges. Im still working on the banner, but I’m thinking about using some kinda of texture. I’m also still fiddling with the text as well. I would love some feedback, I’ve been starring at this thing for so long it’s starting to actually look normal.
I don’t have photoshop so I took a screen shot so I could blog it…. hopefully its a decent quality
I decided to do my own reprentation of what a poster/album cover for the The Outlaws would possibly look like. Above I posted the original album cover that I will be reproducing and putting my own spin on. The Outlaws are considered to be apart of the southern rock genre who were known for thier signiture sound on the guitar. Considering the music, the style they played and their strong name, I wanted to stay true to what they were about.
I came up with a concept of using a guitar upside down and giving it human characteristics. I wanted to turn the guitar into a weathered, wrinkly old man with a southern edge. His head would be shaped from the guitar body and his beard that has been running from the authority just as long has he, would merge into the guitar neck and the strings made up of his tattered beard hairs.
When speaking to my fellow classmates I realized I didn’t consider any of the information that would be on the poster. Their feedback was to put the band name in a ripped banner or maybe incorperate it in his beard. They also mentioned how I need to keep my idea and design “SIMPLE”. They gave my small tips when designing the mans wrinkles and ways to simplifie it. We even played around with the idea of having or not having eyes…. did the design need it? A question we should all keep in mind.