Claire Glasgow

Designer

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No Power in The 'Verse

The Phrase

Continuing on from the first part of the course, I'm using my favourite Firefly quote: "no power in the Verse can stop me"

I really loved The First Steps of Hand-Lettering: Concept to Sketch (Lettering I) and can't wait to get some colour in to my drawing!



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Scan, Digitise, Clean Up

After scanning and taking my drawing in to Illustrator, here is the traced and cleaned up version. I think it still has that hand drawn look and works pretty well. Now it's time for colour!


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Colour

I've been playing about with colour options in Illustrator, which was a lot of fun. I used my mood board to pick and play around with them. What do you think?


I'm a little stuck on what version to choose as I do like them all. However, I'm leaning more towards the aqua and red as I'm totally obsessed with that colour scheme right now. Although I do like the red/blue. Aahh decisions!

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Texture

So I'm going for the red and the blue, now it's time for texture! I created these with tissue paper loaded with paint, an ink pad dabbed all over the page and then dragged all over another. I also got some of my old ink pots out. It was a lot of fun.



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Putting it All Together

So here it is, my final piece. I was going for the old poster look and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Messing around with texture is something I always enjoyed at uni when painting and finding things to stick to canvas, but I never really thought to much about it digitally.

Finding new ways to think about my designs was why I started this course and it truly has made a difference. Thanks to all who commented and to the lovely Mary Kate for creating it and teaching me some new things!

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