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For this project, I went through a lot of trial and error. I selected a couple of my sketches just to show how many ideas I had. At first, I wanted to use Meshmixer to make a sword, then I realized that it wasn’t working. I decided to make a toy ladybug, but as time went on I realized it was just too difficult. I toyed (ha) with the idea of making a car, as shown in some of the sketches, but when I got into Tinkercad, I realized it was going to be hard to figure out. I decided to make a train, after looking up some toy trains. The ball, star, and heart atop the train were to give it individuality, rather than simply making a train shape. The letter H and numbers 1 8 stand for Hayley, and my age, 18. Finally, I painted it using metallic copper paint for the train and letters, and some simple acrylics for the rest. I found some sparkle embossing powder, and sprinkled it over the wet paint.
For this project, I decided to start by drawing a girl. I created the head, and a rectangular body. Then, when I colored the body like a dress, I realized that it looked a bit strange, so I created a triangular shape to add a “skirt” to the dress. After that, I added hair, using the width tool for her hair falling around her face. Then, I added hair buns and chopsticks, and gave her a Chinese look. I created a pattern, and then copy-and-pasted it all over the dress, and shoes. I also added shading to her. I used the width tool again to add eyelashes, but dismissed the idea of eyebrows, because it looked strange when I tried it–I had tried to use blue eyebrows so that they wouldn’t blend with her hair, but it still looked strange. After this, I gave it a red background, still thinking of Chinese elements, and added orange and white circles to the back for a lantern effect. I thought about adding lanterns by using the ellipse tool, but it seemed like it would be too difficult, and might make the character fade into the background. I also thought about adding a border, but again decided that it was unnecessary. I added light to her hair, and a jade-colored bracelet to her arm. When she was finished, I added some shading below her.
Minimalist Movie Poster:
The movie that I decided to do was the 2004 movie, Miracle, based on the 1980 Winter Olympic’s American Men’s Hockey Team. First, I drew a whistle, remembering a scene from the middle of the movie, and added a quote from the movie. I tried to think about how I could get rid of the quote, so I listed the things I knew about the movie. After that, I removed the quote, and added a sketch of a crutch and sketch of a skate being laced, reminiscent of something towards the end of the movie, when a character who had previously been injured joins an important game and scores the first shot. I added a paper texture that resembled ice, and then an ice texture on the outside, and played with blending modes until it looked right. I had originally wanted an ice texture in the place of the paper texture–a cracked ice, or skating rink texture–but I found that the white sketch of a skate was being drowned in whatever texture I put over it. The red, white, and blue symbolize the colors of the USA, and I liked how it seemed as if the sketches I drew were suspended in the middle–or just entering–the ice rink.
For this project, I started by drawing the blue square on the bottom left. As I began to due the blue squares in succession, I was thinking about water, kind of like square bubbles, rising and getting lighter. Then, I saw that I was heading towards the center of the page with the lightest blue square, and I thought about creating a red stream of ‘bubbles’ to the center. At this point I was thinking of doing a picture with elements: fire, water, earth, air, etc., converging in the center. As I created the pink and red, however, I thought about making the two colors–blue and red–converge into a purple cube. I created the purple cube, along with several tiny red and blue squares meant to look as if they’re melding to create the purple square–since red and blue make purple.I decided on the colors I did as kind of a light-to-dark basis. However, when I did the reds, that kind of changed slightly, with some lighter colors in between the darker colors.Finally, I decided that the background looked too empty, so I added a large square of darker shades of the colors in the picture. I put the picture in photoshop, and used blending modes with a paper texture that I found.