Thursday, June 20, 2013

Stained Glass Class

Today is the final for my Stained Glass Class! I've really enjoyed it and I want to be able to keep on making stained glass things. Except, glass is expensive. Hmm.

We started the class working with tissuepaper and posterboard instead of glass. Familiar territory.

Then we learned to cut class into little pieces, to make mosaics! We glued them onto glass containers and filled in the gaps with grout. Ta-da! Fancy candle holder.

Next project... fancier candle holder! I had fun being creative with my shapes. It reminds me of a flower, especially with the colors I used.

Final project--a leaded window! This one actually didn't turn out as nice as it could have because there were some little holes where my pieces didn't fit together quite as well as they should have. But next time, I'll do better.

Friday, June 14, 2013

This Week--swing club fliers!

So, as an untitled officer of swing club my assignment was to design fliers to advertise the club!

These are what I came up with. 
Because two-tone dancing shoes are awesome.

Speaking of, Swing Club is tomorrow night! I'm so excited! This every-other-week thing isn't working so well for me :-}.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

This week--Season Series done, ambigrams to come

So last time I posted my raccoons picture I said that I wasn't entirely satisfied with it and would return to it later. So, for this week I finished the raccoon piece and then combined all four seasons designs.

And I found my sketchbooks from just before, during, and just after the mission. I went through them and marked all of the ambigrams or little comics I drew that I want to fix and share, so those will probably be my piece for next week, or maybe the next couple weeks. 

Can you tell what the ambigram on the top says both rightside-up and upside-down? 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

New splash--British Literary History

I put this together to try and nail down the style I want to use for my next splash package. This is essentially the same process I used for the Latin 43 splash, but I'm using dark outlines instead of white and I created brushstrokes that will give the lines a slightly more flow-y feel, I hope.

This is an illustration for James Joyce's "The Dead"