DC1, Image, Text

Design Challenge 1 – Final Product

final

Here are the final 10 colored images for design challenge one. My inspiration came from the 14 families that are the historical beginning of Galway city, Ireland. I did a more modern take, changing the shape and playing with the colors a little bit. I’m glad we spent so much time and had a chance to iterate and work with colors, I feel like that help me to get the best design possible! I didn’t get to the circle shape later till my last few sketches but I love it. I wasn’t super excited about taking the sketches into illustrator, however, I like the end result and I ended up using pieces of my drawings in the final products. I enjoyed the coloring and enjoyed exploring different color relationships. I landed on an almost triad color scheme and wanted to use the same few colors between all my sketches. Overall, I am really happy with how they turned out! I want to print them out an hang them on my wall!

DC1, Image

Playing with colors

We have now started playing with colors in our 10 sketches. This week we did four color schemes. Analogous, monochromic, complementary and triad.

colors I like the triad the best, but I also face a constraint in choosing a color because each coat of arms has a specific color and I want to stay true to that as much as I can. Therefore, I may end up doing lots of the arms monochromatic.

Then I added some backgrounds, I like the first one the best but I may not use any of them. I also tried a geometric pattern that I made, I’m not sure about it, it may be too much from my project.

DC1, Image

Digitizing Sketches

I have now begun the process of putting my sketches into illustrator. I image traced them into the program and manipulated them.

I ended up going with the round shape for a different more modern take. I made a shape in illustrator so it was a nice circle but I took some of the drawn elements from some and pulled some animals from an image I appropriated.

Finally combining elements I ended up with these cool sleek arms!

arms

I am still working on the name banners but overall I am happy with them!

Here is the all the 10 sketches

All

DC1, Image

Design Challenge 1 – iteration

For design challenge one we were to create a series of 10 colored images.

For my Design challenge, I started brainstorming with things I liked to draw or would have a set or theme.

new-doc-2018-09-07-21-44-10_1

Some of my favorite Ideas were animals, Ireland or travels, a story progression or characters and finally a space theme. While I like drawing animals, the idea wasn’t that exciting or creative and I decided that a story or characters could get too detailed. The space theme held some interest, but I realized that there was not much creative room for me in the planets and I wasn’t super excited about spacesuits or spaceships. In the end, I landed on Ireland and travels.

I studied last spring semester in Galway Ireland so I grew to love the country and I also go to travel a lot. This is why I chose Ireland and travels for this design challenge. From there I came up with a few more ideas, Irish landmarks or famous transportation of places I have been too. However, I always came back to one idea. In the town square of Galway City, they have the flags of the fourteen original families or the area hung.

I thought it would be cool to draw all the arms of the families and this is something meaningful to me, I also am excited to put my own spin on the arms. I am still getting there in my sketching, but my own style is starting to emerge, I like the circle shape I have in some of my later sketches. I am also thinking about doing a simpler and more modern take like the top two sketches on the last page. One concern is the coloring, there are a few arms that I did not find a colored picture for, but I may just need to do more research or add my own colors! I am really excited to see where this goes and for how these turn out.