Throughout this quarter I have had an amazing time learning about where I can take my skills creatively. Before this class I did not have the confidence to try out Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, now I can come up with a concept in my head and create it through these mediums with little hesitation. During this time my dad and I worked on building his company and I helped by creating his website, logo, and figuring out a signature font. This can be found at TetraLync.com.
My journey is very aptly visually demonstrated in the three images featured above. As I worked with Adobe Illustrator for the first time I decided to first make a simple orca whale using the shaping tools I had only learned a few days before. After finishing this first project, I realized that I could place a photo of an orca and illustrate over it to properly capture the right proportions and shape. But I also realized that doing the water and the sky was a lot harder this way, and decided to leave it looking mildly cartoon like. During that second project however, I learned about the usefulness of eyedropper tool, a;though I chose not to use it for the majority of this second project, I decided to try it on a part three on the evolution of my orca skills. Thus the final picture above. This time, I took a photo of an orca and solely used the eye dropper tool to get the proper colors of every minute spot in the image, zooming in and out to asses the overall look of my work. This final project was tedious and took me days rather than hours, as the others had. However, when it was finally done it was totally worth it. I am so proud of my work and of my journey.
I grew up loving art and loving to create, but I never thought I would have the patience to create something as artistic as that final orca. And via the computer no less!
I have continued to create beyond this and had fun making my own website that showcases my work and my writing skills via a blog. Just like I did for my dad, I created a logo, chose a font, implemented a proper looking website that fit my look, imported my older tumblr blog posts into the website, and created a portfolio showcasing my work with links to other projects. I also created a new artistic resume for future job use and added a downloadable pdf of it to my portfolio page. All of this can be found at liler.art. Working on all of this stuff was fun for me and not only did I learn a lot about working in website building and graphic design, but I also realized that this is the type of work I truly enjoy doing and would like to pursue further. Having realized a certain career path was not for me as I learned more and more about it before, it is very comforting to find that is not the case here.
Please feel free to check out my website and give me any feed back on how I could improve it!
Enjoy, below some of the other works I have created in this class!