Monday, April 23, 2012


I recently had the opportunity to try Adobe Illustrator for my ART 101 class. Our assignment was to create a watercolor portrait from a photograph that showed depth and detail. 
We used this online tutorial as our guide: Illustrator Watercolor Tutorial
At first I had a very difficult time learning all the tools Illustrator had to offer, but once I got the hang of it I really enjoyed creating this piece. I am very please with the way my final piece turned out, what do you think? 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I recently had my first encounter with Photoshop and a lot of its features. I had never used it before besides the simple editing options such as to boost the contrast of a photo or apply a filter. I had never played around with the layers in conjunction with these options, so I was intrigued to try. My assignment was to create a self portrait which contained: 
-one scanned part of physical self
-one hand drawn element
-three objects
This is my final piece, can you tell which objects I used, which part of my physical self is present, and which element I drew?