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Illustrator Exercises 3

For the final assignmet of the Illustrator class that I took this summer we were tasked with creating our own project. I chose to create a 16×20-inch poster for an art exhibit on mosaics. The color version came very easily to me and was great fun to create. The black-and-white version was more of a struggle but otherwise used more of the features of Illustrator that we were tasked with using–layers, transform tools, and the such. I can’t wait to take more online classes through Parsons.

A black-and-white poster created in Illustrator for a fictional art exhbit, Modern Mosiacs: Art and Function
A black-and-white poster created in Illustrator for a fictional art exhbit, Modern Mosiacs: Art and Function
image of a poster for a mosaics exhibit
A second poster created in Illustrator advertising a mosaics exhibit. The color is this one is too much fun.

Illustrator Exercises 2

In the second assignment of my online Illustrator class we were tasked with creating book covers. Below are my covers for the memoir that I one day hope to write titled, Eating Tuna.

image of a book cover
One of two book covers created for the memoir, Eating Tuna. I drew the title by hand, which was fun. The sandwich, drawn using the pen tool, is a bit too vector-like. If I were creating it again, I would use a brush tool.
image of a book cover
Second book cover created for my Illustrator class, featuring the memoir, Eating Tuna. This second book cover is more abstract and a little less morose.

Illustrator Beginner Images

I’ve started my Illustrator online course at The New School at Parsons. I am definitely a beginner, but I’m having SO much fun creating these images. The assignment this week was to create themed Google logos using the Pen tool. What a challenge the Pen tool is!

image of google logo
This silly logo recognizes Saint Swithin and Andy Warhol. Go figure
Beginner efforts at creating a Google logo recognizing Frida Kahlo.
Beginner efforts at creating a Google logo recognizing Frida Kahlo.
Google logo recognizing National Asparagus Month (see New Zealand). Note crazy asparagus at far right. Gotta' figure out how to move objects that have been drawn with the Pen tool.
Google logo recognizing National Asparagus Month (see New Zealand). Note crazy asparagus at far right. Gotta’ figure out how to move objects that have been drawn with the Pen tool.