Explorer Tools of the Trade

Explorer Tools of the Trade - student project

Hi everyone,

I'm really inspired by adventures and traveling, so I chose to do an 'explorer' theme. I wanted to choose objects that are more timeless.

I just did the sketching phase so far but wanted to show my progress.

Explorer Tools of the Trade - image 1 - student project

Explorer Tools of the Trade - image 2 - student project

Explorer Tools of the Trade - image 3 - student project

Explorer Tools of the Trade - image 4 - student project

This final one is the composition I landed on. Looking forward to bringing this into Photoshop. I imagine things might shift once I do so. 

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I've finished up the project. Here are some of the ink marks I made:

Explorer Tools of the Trade - image 5 - student project

...And here are the final compositions.

I did two different color schemes. I'm not sure which one I like best. I might actually try a third. 

Let me know what you think!

Explorer Tools of the Trade - image 6 - student project

Explorer Tools of the Trade - image 7 - student project

This was a fun class, and I really enjoyed learning this illustrating technique. As a graphic designer who also enjoys painting, I'm always looking for a way to combine analog and digital, and bring more hand done elements into my work. 

- Katie

Katie LaCosse

Graphic Designer