Archive for February, 2010

February 25, 2010

How did you see your icon transforming as you progressed through the stages? Discuss how your process changed since the beginning of Project B.

It was really stressful because I didn’t know what to with the “bird” … by the time that TIME had caught up with me, I was inspired, but by that time, I didn’t have enough TIME … *failed* … In the beginning, I was afraid to even TOUCH the “bird”. I didn’t wanna mess with line stroke or anything because I thought we had to keep it the way it was … until I saw a couple classmates’ work, I felt a little better to mess around with the “bird”.  I tend to overdesign my stuff so I hated this project because simplifying things is NOT my strength.

Next project should be interesting. Constructing a fruit/vegetable.



February 25, 2010

so frustrated at these “birds” … maybe it’s my A.D.D., maybe it’s my lack of Illustrator coolness, … I dunno! But I don’t enjoy working on the birds.  I’m falling behind on them and I rather go work at Adv. Type object poster than even pull up the file for the “birds” … BUT, the show must go on!

They’re due on Tuesday (IN BOOK FORM) so that’s a little *hyperventilating* … we’ll see how it turns out … …

about 5.7 hours late … eek!

February 12, 2010

Question: What makes a successful icon? How have the exercises in Stage 2 through 6 affected your outlook on how your icon is functioning?

simplicity, with an edge of uniqueness. umm, after TRYING and TRYING and TRYING to make a successful icon, I realize that it’s NOT easy. heck, I rather do illustrations that icons. Honestly, I don’t have a long-enough attention span to focus on ONE item for hours, trying to simplify it and abstract it, yet make it unique and readable. Drove me CRAZY! … ANYWAY, the exercises 2-6 gave my “bird” more appearances (of course) and made it more fun.

Progress on it definitely can be improve, in terms of composition, and after finding out that colors can be added, I’m about to have some fun with this bird. So we’ll see …

Inspiration for the FINAL BIRD

February 4, 2010

Looking at something like this, I was concentrating on more line strokes and the balance of my bird.  The bird’s one foot in this bird makes it very unbalance, so that was something I kept in mind when I had problems with my own bird’s feet.


February 4, 2010


It’s finally finished! … well, sorta.  Gotta do a million things with it now, but the original bird itself should be done.

I learned a lot more Illustrator techniques since the last time I worked with the bird, so it looks better than before.