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Drawger, illoz & The i Spot

11 Dec

Drawger, illoz & The i Spot are all artist profile hosting sites, that keep to a very selective community of professional artists. Drawger & illoz, created by the same team, I would say are sister sites. TheiSpot is also an avenue for the artist members to sell their work directly from the site. Drawger was my favorite, with their modern web-layout and bright color scheme. Not to mention, all the superb sarcastic sass! Don’t believe me? Read their About Page. I was very amused.

There were many really eye-catching artists throughout each site, such as the ones below…

 IRON FISH -by Jeffrey Alan Love

  BAFTA -by jonathan burton

 Brooklyn-by Elisabeth Alba

Coming from the artist Community DeviantART, it’s really fascinating to see the elite versions.


Creative Project 4: Self Portrait v.3

4 Dec

portrait03Version 3

Added misc. detail and further shading

Creative Project: Web Icons -Final Version

13 Nov


Final Version

  1. Home,
  2. Watch,
  3. Previous,
  4. Next,
  5. Account,
  6. Cart,
  7. Settings,
  8. Share,
  9. Logout

Realistic Vector Artists

10 Nov

Art by: W Forrest

This piece, by W Forrest, is incredibly life-like! Yet you can still see the “brush-strokes” in it, and I think that’s why it stood out to me, from the rest.

Another photo-realistic vector I found, just completely floored me. The (Im)Maculate Complexion -by AngstromAlliance
(!Browse with caution, contains some adult-male stupidity!)

Both artworks were created using mesh and pen tools. I cannot believe this kind of imagery can be obtained through Illustrator, it’s really impressive and inspiring.

One day, I aim to become this skilled …..with Photoshop!
*runs and hides*


Gerard Huerta

8 Oct

Gerard Huerta’s portfolio (http://www.gerardhuerta.com/) 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!

Marian Bantjes and Louis Fishauf

27 Sep

This week’s artist study assignment is Marian Bantjes and Louis Fishauf.

Marian’s website should come with a seizure warning! (I’ve never been so overwhelmed with pattern and that I wanted to pull my eyes out, until I tapped into her website.) Regardless, I really am impressed by her textile designs and patterns, especially in her book covers.


Her use of physical texture is also pretty interesting, for example, to create the design on the fan, she used nail polish!


Props to thinking out of the usual toolbox!      http://www.bantjes.com/ (you’ve been warned)
Louis Fishauf’s (website is beautiful) minimalist editorial design is very eye-catching.
His placement of text in this spread for example.


His graphic design is definitely attention-getting, fun and colorful, and a little chaotic with graphics but not insane. lfishauf3
http://www.fishauf.com/portfolio/ (it’s pretty)

It was really neat looking at both of these artists, I learned two things for sure:

1) You can do so many things with your artwork or aesthetic sense, so go for it all.
2) Be kind to the design students, and do not ever use swirlies on your website background.

Nancy Stahl & Jean Tuttle

23 Sep

This week’s blog assignment was for us to study the styles of Nancy Stahl and Jean Tuttle.
Both designers’ have a very vibrant taste in color, although Nancy’s is a bit more subtle (maybe even more mature) compared to Jean’s cartoon brightness; they are also similar in their use of shape and line.

I really liked Nancy’s strategic texture working in her paintings, such as in this one, where she uses the brush strokes to frame the figure as well as make her pop out.Image

In this one, she uses implied texture in an overall wash (so it appears) seen mostly in the background, accented with simple graphics that help tell the story.


Jean’s style is definitely line focused (which I really relate to and appreciate, because I feel my style is as well) and her bright color and bold pattern themes are well coordinated and encite happy feelings.




She also is able to clearly represent a message in a very clever, and (frankly) cute way.
I wanted to mention her doodle style too, it’s so precious! captured my heart.


It was really interesting looking at their portfolios and bios, as they are both great designers.


Creative Project 1 -Mythical Creature VER.2

22 Sep

Creative Project 1 -Mythical Creature VER.2

Our current creative project using Adobe Illustrator. (This is stage 1 -it will be our project over the next few weeks)

Added a face, some shading and more to the background, using shapes and pencil tools.


Creative Project 1-Mythical Creature

19 Sep

Creative Project 1-Mythical Creature

Our current creative project using Adobe Illustrator. (This is stage 1 -it will be our project over the next few weeks)

I originally chose a fox/centaur collab, however, it turned out a little too Nintendo and not enough Mythical. So I resorted back to the…normal…centaur.
Using shapes to build the main base, I then formed some together or traced over them with the freehand tool. I’m excited to add a ridiculous amount of detail, now that I’ve gotten the gist of how to use this crazy program.

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