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15 February 2010 @ 11:18 pm
February 15, 2010 // Monday

Here I'm trying to create my own mark. After some self-reflection, I felt the Amazon parrot and waves had characteristics that best represent me. Waves are flowy, a constant characteristic of my designs. They can also be gentle or strong, opposites which I'm capable of. The Amazon parrot are beautiful creatures from the rain forest. They're friendly (compared to other birds), coachable, green (mostly) or colorful, bright, and intelligent. I also want to work for a nonprofit organization later on, or do something that involves helping animals or the environment, so the parrot, in this case, was chosen based on who I felt my audience will be.

However, I'm afraid to say I'm not much of an illustrator, which means parrots are a little difficult to draw. I hate that I have to do this mark on the computer this early in the process because there's no time for me to refine and improve my drawings.

I'm having trouble getting excited about this project, probably because I didn't realize beforehand that this was something we had to do, and when I am not prepared, I cannot commit. I want this to be a mark I'm proud of—that says something about me—that's deep and meaning, as with all marks.

But I'm also doing corporate identity for John's class, and so far, I haven't gotten any good feedback from him. I'm a little worried and dreadfully dejected. Thinking of John's class actually makes me want to break down in self-pity.
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
12 February 2010 @ 08:47 pm
It's amazing how much I can procrastinate.

Slip into Spring

My Elusive Little Insect


05 February 2010 @ 02:40 pm
Street Markings

I'm drawn to the street markings in this photo. Directional. Bold. Rough.

Credit goes to this lovely person be_tran
24 November 2009 @ 03:50 pm

I was lurking in the icon_tutorial community last night and with a struck of good luck, I stumbled upon a tutorial on Photoshop curves. This little guy has always baffled me. Heck if I know how to use it. Seems too overwhelmingly complicated, but ah, I played around with it today and wowser, is it powerful.

Armed with a camera and good, sunny November weather, I was photographing the ugliest of things and transforming them into wonderful art.
18 November 2009 @ 08:32 pm
One more project done. I'm breathing a little easier. I've succeeded in exploring different design styles without taking away part of my essence in my designs. The John Hughes Film Festival was a success. Hopefully John (teacher) likes it because I am proud of it. I was able to create a system consisting of several pieces of designs that work together as a whole without looking too "rubber-stamped." In other words, they didn't look exactly the same. Some of them I wish I had more clever ideas on how to execute them, but sometimes what I have is all I have.

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