Mariel A.

Graphic Design/Illustration/Art Direction from PDX

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High on the Hog

Hey everybody. 

This project was a struggle for me, but a fun struggle for the most part. I decided that I wanted to do the phrase "Hell in a Handbasket," so I sketched a whole bunch of different ideas. 

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In the end, I couldn't come up with something I really liked so I decided to change idioms. So I came up with this...

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...which I liked much better!

The illustration part was pretty easy.

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However, the texturing kicked my butt. I didn't have the supplies that Mikey did so I ended up scanning the black shapes with transparency paper under them, which worked out well. I struggled a lot using Photoshop since I don't have much experience, and ended up having to reprint and rescan in a different way in order to make it easier for myself. I used the dodge tool to try and make the texturing a little more organic although it didn't make that much of a difference. Finally, I got to where I wanted!

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I also did a version with brownish lines:

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I'm pretty happy with how it came out and my texturing method worked surprisingly well. Thanks for the fun class Mikey!

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