Archive | October, 2013

Creative Project- Web Icons, version 1

30 Oct

Creative Project- Web Icons, version 1

I’ve started out with some draft sketches, (didn’t want to rush right in, so I’ve been considering several ideas) running with a steam/cyberpunk theme.
Had the thought of the icons being “used” for a an artist’s portfolio or shop website.
(I would totally use these for my own if I had one)
Basic icon functions:
Account, Settings, Home, Previous & Next Page, Watch (follow), Cart, Share, and Log-Out/sign-in

As I get further into the vector work, I may tone-down the detail.


Chris Spollen & Daniel Pelavin

26 Oct

by Chris Spollen

Spollen and Pelavin are both vector artists whose styles are very different.  Spollen’s work takes an almost traditional-media feel, where Pelavin’s is starkly graphic.  I chose these two pieces because I thought they displayed their differences perfectly.

 With almost an identical theme, we can see the detail and ambient texture of Spollen’s train, seeming stoic and stopped, and how it is contrasted by the warm-toned one-dimensional shapes that set Pelavin’s train in motion by an angled line.

by Daniel Pelavin


Spollen (left) has a very steampunk taste with mechanical pieces and use of vintage photographs and toned texture, that appear in almost all his pieces in some form.

.Pelavin’s typography was fascinating to look through. The bold font styles, monochromatic or limited color schemes and playful placing, made for eye-catching pieces throughout his gallery. I especially liked his vintage styled logo’s such as this one (right).

I enjoyed, once again, looking and studying other artists’ work, and will take inspiration from them.

Michael Schwab Creative Project- Final Version

26 Oct


Changed type font, added slight gradients to clouds & small edits. Pretty happy with the end result.

A More Beautiful Question

23 Oct

I call this the “New Glimmersite replacement assignment”!

I was looking around Warren Berger’s site, Warren Berger & beautiful questions, and found an article of his that really intrigued me:

Mick Ebeling, Master Questioner

It’s about Mick Ebeling, an entrepreneur and philanthropist,

who invented a tool that would help a paralyzed artist draw again.
This really makes me so happy, I’d heard that there was something out there, but never learned what or by whom until now. Being an artist, one of my worst fears is that something would happen that would prevent me from drawing, so it’s incredibly comforting to know that there is a tool out there to help; and incredibly inspiring that Mark Noonan who took it upon himself to create it.

The Eyewriter

The man needs so many awards.

Michael Schwab Creative Project: version 2

19 Oct


Added tree branches (which are commonly seen in pictures of Mount Fuji), also, made clouds solid instead of transparent, and lastly, changed the moon a bit.

Michael Schwab creative project: Draft 01

16 Oct


  Travel stamp-like art piece inspired by Michael Schwab.

  I think I need to cut out the gradients and add more black?

Yana Moskaluk- Vector Artist

12 Oct

This week, we are able to choose our choice of an Illustrator/Vector Artist to write about, and I came to the startling realization that I did not follow many artists who worked mainly in vectors (sadly, the few that I did, they’re style had long since lost my interest). So the hunt began! However, It only took me a few moments to discover an artist who truly “WOW’d” me.

Meet Yana Moskaluk,

A digital artist from Russia whose astounding gift for wielding Adobe Illustrator like Photoshop, along with her tastes for the dark whimsy left me agape.

Ligeia -by Yana Moskaluk

Zmey G. -by Yana Moskaluk

Almaznaya -by Yana Moskaluk

Fox -by Yana Moskaluk

Yana’s work varies from personal takes on Russian fairy tales (seen above) to commercial pieces for magazines and the like (right and left).

Her use of fluid use line, heavy pattern and limited (yet pungent) color palette I think is what draws me in the most.

Definitely looking forward to seeing more of her work, and learning from her unique style.

You can view Yana Moskaluk’s gallery here:

Gerard Huerta

8 Oct

Gerard Huerta’s portfolio ( is filled with his fantastic designs from iconic logos


popular magazine covers, and other entertainment graphics. His logos (like above) are sleek and minimalistic, as well as detailed and nostalgic.


His graphic design work is very intricate, with the striking type (font and placement), strong colors, and use of patterns and borders. I really love his magazine covers and posters because of this.

Huerta’s work is very inspiring!


Mythical Creature-Final Version

7 Oct

Mythical Creature-Final Version

In agreement with my Professor, the previous versions felt too Disney. So I went for more of a Tolkien theme. Swords are fun to build.

Bethani Jenkins

Established in 1993


little pictures I like to draw

Art of Loukash


Give me the pieces to your puzzle and I will complete the picture for you.

Crystals Blog GDT-142

A great site


Give me the pieces to your puzzle and I will complete the picture

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A college assignment!

Deardorffdesign's Blog

Just another site

Keep Calm & Crop On

You have entered the realm of a digital-arts college student....did you bring coffee?

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