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  • 1. Variations 1 Table of Contents 2 4 6 10 14 20 30 32 34 36 38 Contrasting Hues Lines and value Teapots Life In Green Variations Converse Learning to Draw With Shapes Line Drawings Using Adobe Illustrator (Screenshots) The Artists All About Me (magazine editor/artist) Converse Variations p. 20 Teapots p. 6 Life In Green p. 10 Variations p. 14 Screenshots p. 34 Allison Horn Variations BLOG- See my process MAGAZINE- Product
  • 2. Variations 3Variations 2 Contrasting Hues Amy Duffy Amy Duffy Tom Zwarycz Lovette Fernandez Robert Furlan Roxy Wasiunec Shawnita Montgomery Giovnni Diaz Creating depth with lines, shapes, and color... Since we were dealing with hue for the class, I used the colors green and orange (green and red would have been too much of a contrast and would have looked too much like Christmas). The background was green and the objects were orange. I had to create two separate layers so that the background would be separate from the objects. When it came time for value, I had to play around with different levels of transparency since light and shadow are not opaque on objects, but they are the effect of how the shadows respond to light. I started making the objects by building them up with only lines to the point that they became solid medium orange in hue. Then, for the value, I gradually introduced lighter oranges and darker oranges to create 3 dimensional objects. There was enough contrast from the darker green background to the orange in front that it caused the ob- jects to stand out in front of the background. There were two objects to draw in this piece. One had the stick in it sticking up very high and the other one was much shorter. I wanted to be able to create the images to look natural, even though I used a lot of line gestures. I even drew in shadows at the bottom to ground the objects in their surrounding space. I wanted to show several students’ versions of the same object.
  • 3. Variations 5Variations 4 Lines and Value Allison Horn Lovette Fernandez Christian Rosales Nice Krajecki Synthia Wesley Roxy Wasiunec These drawings are part of the exercises we did while learning to use Adobe Illustrator. Only lines were used throughout the entire piece, ranging from small 1 pt font lines to large 10 pt font or even larger. To begin the process, we started with a small font and only drew lines through the object, using a medium gray color and not paying any attention to the outlines. We had to do that as much as possible until the object was so full of lines that it was becoming solid. Then we had to switch to a bigger size to purpose- ly fill the entire object and make it a solid mass. Once we had the shape down, we had to use lighter and darker varia- tions of gray to begin creating value. By the end of teh process you can see how the images begin to obtain value and mass, even though they are not very realistic because of the sketchy lines they possess. Drawing With Lines
  • 4. Variations 6 Variations 7 Teapots Abstract Teapots A good way to get warmed up is to draw familiar objects over and over again. Teapots were used in this exercise. They are drawn with thin lines, thick lines, the number “5”, and by using many other methods. The shape of the teapot does not form until later on in the process, and in some cases the finished product looks nothing like a teapot. It does not matter though. These exercises are used to warm up your hand before beginning to draw more concrete work where you actually start forming the correct shapes even more, and begin to add volume and can see al the curves and lines much more than you can in these abstract shapes. Teapots Adobe Illustrator and the paintbrush tool iwere used for the teapots. I drew the ones using out- lines first a couple times, because that is the main way beginners learn how to draw--they repeat the more teapots! Allison Horn Editor of magazine and artist of “Teapots” shapes they see. The ones I drew that are filled with lines are sometimes more interesting to me, though, because they suggest volume. Using curved lines gives you an idea of what areas of an object bulge out or curve in. I have been drawing for a long time, so I am surprised I never used that method until about half a year ago. When someone looks at the drawings, i want them to be able to know they are teapots. I want there to be a sense of volume and shape as well. Image: Allison Horn Image: Allison Horn
  • 5. more teapots! Amy Duffy Christian Rosales Nico Krajecki Robert Furlan Roxy Wasiunec Synthia Wesley In picture #1, the teapots are composed entirely of the number 5. The number is repeated over and over again to fil out the entire object. In shaded areas there is more of an overlapping of 5’s. These are line draw- ings of teapots. The lines used are fairly thin. Again, repetitive use of making lines is what causes mass. In picture #1, there re contour line drawings and regular line draw- ings that give the tea- pots mass. It is easier to see the shapes of the objects in the two that are at the sides at the bottom, but they are relatively flat since they are not filled in. This is another drawing using only lines. You do not get a great sense of mass because there is not much overlap and the lines are pretty much straight, rather than curved. However, you get a clear definition of the shape. Here are more teapots created with using the number 5. She did a great job at lining them up perfectly at the edges of the shape. You can also see the areas that have shadows. These are line draw- ings, contour and ones filled in. The ones filled in have a lot of mass. They almost look as if they are baskets, or the lines are woven together as the material in baskets are. Variations 8 Variations 9 1 2 1 2 (Text by Allison Horn)
  • 6. Variations 11Variations 10 Giovanni Diaz Lovette Fernandez Christian RosalesTom Zwarycz Amy Duffy Life In Green “I picked different colors, than the original, to sort of catch the eye of the audi- ence. I also picked light colors and dark colors to make the backboard pop up and look 3D.” -Giovanni Diaz “I continued using Adobe illustrator to change the general feel of the original im- age. I made use of software tools such as the gradient and color swatches.” -Tom Zwarycz “I created a monochromatic picture, but this time I introduced gradients into it. I wanted to play around with the gradient to give the image a three-dimensional effect.” -Allison Horn Student Quotes
  • 7. Variations 13Variations 12 Nico Krajecki Synthia Wesley Robert Furlan Jordan Juarez Green Here are more versions of original illustra- tions in green. You can see how everyone started by using a green color then made sections lighter and darker to cause the drawings to have value and to give them a three-dimensional quality. more life in green...
  • 8. Variations(All text by Allison Horn) The first piece is the shape drawing of a train with heavy strokes around it. I like this piece because when I look at the outside of a train I think of clouds of smoke, and the illustration here also makes me think of smoke because of the organic, black, smoky lines around it. Amy Duffy This downtown scene to me is more unique than ones I usually see. I normally see tons of buildings, flashy lights, crowds of people, etc. In these interpreta- tions, I get a feeling of solitude, especially since there is only one person visible in the illustration. Also, there are only a few buildings and street lights in sight. The perspective and all seem very real, which also makes this an interesting piece to me. I think another reason I like it so much is be- cause it has a surreal effect to it because this scene does not look like what there normally is downtown. Christian Rosales Variations Giovanni Diaz I find these two beach basketball il- lustrations to be quite amusing. The first one has a sketchy orange stroke sround areas of the piece. To me it repre- sents fire. It looks like fire is burning the bas- ketball hoop, rim, the beachball, and even the telephone wires. I really get the sense of the burning and movement as if it was a photo taken when a fire was being lit. Variations 14 Variations 15 The smaller image is a great representa- tion of reality. I can feel the sun hitting the gray of the hat. The bigger im- age just has a nice contrast and looks so cartoon-like. However, I love the color combi- nation. They are colors you do not always see together and it is a unique combination, which is why I like this piece so much. Jordan Juarez
  • 9. Variations 17Variations 16 more variations The bigger drawing is a good representa- tion of a chapel. lso, it has an effect to it that makes it unrealistic. The smaller draw- ing has an interesting color combination. It looks like colors a building would actually have, but colors that I do not see people noramlly use when drawing (or creating) an image of a building. Lovette Fernandez The first image contains a lot of reality. It looks like an actual shoes. There is even areas of light shad- ing to show where the shadows would be. I like the variation created of it with the bright green stroke. What better way to make the image pop than to put a stroke around it that is the same color as the shoe just a much brighter version? Nico Krajecki I love how these pictures contain a lot of information, such as texture, perspective, realistic color, etc. In one picture, the word “Ollivander’s” loos almost crystal-like and very unique. In the smaller picture, there are dark shadows, most likely created by using the gradient tool. It adds a mysterious effect to the piece. Once again, these shoes also have a realistic effect. There is enough detail so that you can see what type of shoes they are and where the shadows are. The smaller image is an interesting varia- tion. It is more colorful than many other im- ages I have ever seen. It basically looks like a rainbow splattered over the original image. Roxy Wasiunec Robert Furlan ...
  • 10. Variations 19Variations 18 more variations I like the smaller image of the build- ings downtown. It has a comicbook effect because of the heavy black, sketchy strokes and the colors. To me the colors even tell what time of day it can be. The intense redish-brown can either signify sunset or early dawn. Shawnita Montgomery Synthia Wesley The first picture is fun for me to look at. I love how the black shoe has texture. It looks like it is a type of plastic leather (or pleather). The colors work well in front of the tan background. I think the small image is fun too because it is basically the foreground images made darker with a bright cotton candy-like background. I think the first image here is outstanding. If I do not look too close to it I can actually mistake the picture for being an actual photograph of a house. There is amaz- ing details, such as the bricks and in the bushes. The small image is a great interpretation. It looks like a nighttime im- age...on Halloween. Tom Zwarycz ...
  • 11. Variations 21Variations 20 Converse Variations What my converse mean to me... I played around with lines, colors, and textures to create the images. I wanted to play around with col- or so I used the Impressionist color palette in the swatches library. I did not want to create too much contrast so I used colors that are similar in some way (blue, purple, and red). All of my variations are simply my converse shoes. I did not intend for people to think of anything spe- cific when seeing them. Viewers can view them any way they want. I chose to use my converse because they describe who I am since they are part of my style. I al- ways make sure I buy a new pair if my old ones are all beaten up and are not worth wearing anymore. Image: Allison Horn
  • 12. Variations 23Variations 22 Warm Color Palette Cool Color Palette I did the same thing in this picture as I did in #2, except this time in warm col- ors. I made the entire image a reddish-pinkish color and I used oranges for parts of the shoe (in the laces and in the interior of the shoes). Image: Allison Horn Image: Allison Horn Using Color... I wanted to experi- ment with different color pal- ettes in my variations and my first one involves using the color blue. I wanted to make the subject stand out so I used lighter blues to make the picture of the shoes pop out. The back- ground remains a darker blue, allowing it to fall back in space.
  • 13. Variations 25Variations 24 Using Adobe Illustrator I used the pen tool to create shapes and I used a camera to take a picture of the image I was going to create. The converse shoes are obviously the main subject of the piece and they are sitting right in the center of the page. They are set on a step stool and there is a sense of depth since I made a wall in the back- ground. I wanted the viewer’s eye to focus first on the shoes and probably follow along the wavy laces, then to look towards the back- ground. The subject is a pair of shoes. That is what I want viewers to be able to recognize. Everything sur- rounding then will be more clear once I add more de- tail because right now it is hard to tell what the shoes are setting on. I used the pen tool and played around with the gra- dients in Adobe Illustrator to cause my image to look more realistic. The shoes are placed in the center since they are the main focus, and there is a sense of dimension that is created by the shoes sitting on the step stool and by the door in the background. I wanted to play around with the gradients because I feel it really helps the image look closer to real life so that the lights and shadows are blended together rather than looking all choppy. I tried to make the image look as close as I can to reality so that people can recognize the converse and think they look realistic. My first attempt at illustrating my converse. My revised version of my converse illustration. Image: Allison Horn Image: Allison Horn Using Adobe Illustrator For Making Variations Above Image... The top image is a screen shot I took while creating my con- verse illustration. I start the drawing by bringing a photo into the program and i trace the lines with the pen tol to make shapes. Side Image... This is a picture I took of my converse. I made sure there was good lighting so I can get good contrast when creating my composition. I made sure there was natural light because that way the picture will be much more clear and easier to recreate when beginning the illustration. Photo I took of my converse before creating the illustration in Adobe Illustrator. Image: Allison Horn Image: Allison Horn Illustrations...
  • 14. Variations 27Variations 26 Using Strokes... One version of using strokes around my image. Image: Allison Horn I thought it was time I tried playing around with something other than just the color. So, in these few pieces I decided to use different types of strokes around the objects in the illustrations. In this piece I wanted to start off simple, not making any drastic changes. In order to obtain the image without changing it drastically, I chose to use a couple different colors that are a little similar to my main photo I am placing the strokes over. Brown and red might not be the most attractive color when placed together, but I think those colors effec- tively work together in not taking too much attention away from the shoes. I feel that the large chaotic lines work well with the picture because it implies movement, as if the shoes just got dropped and slammed down onto the step stool. “I feel that the large chaotic lines work well with the picture because it implies movement...” Again, I was play- ing around with differ- ent possibilities of using strokes. I made another subtle piece, where the strokes do not overpower my original illustration. The purple simply outlines the parts of the shoes. There is also an extremely subtle darker purple outline around the lines of the background setting. Another stroke illustation. Image: Allison Horn Now I decided it was time for a more drastic change. This time I using color even more with the strokes. Another stroke illustration. Image: Allison Horn
  • 15. Variations 29Variations 28 Wildcard Two Different Views In these two pictures I wanted to see how they would look with a bunch of differ- ent textures, so I looked through all the different possibilitie and create compositions I thought looked interesting. I also took into account the colors because I still wanted the shoes to remain their black color and have a nice contrast with the background. In the first image I kept the shoes as they were without texture, and for the second one I added textures. There is still a sense of reality in both images because they are all real objects I imitated in my illustra- tions. However, you can easily see that adding lots of texture takes away most of the elements in the piece that cause it to look real. This is demon- strated by looking at the first image. Using gradient and shading really makes the shoes appear three-dimen- sional. An Extreme Wildcard It was about time that I broke away from making my illus- tration look similar to how it already was. To do this, I decided to go crazy with several different textures... ones that do not even match my picture in color or anything. The placement mixed with the colors gives me an uneasy feeling. I did this so viewers can think of whatever they want when viewing the composition, but I get several different reactions from it. When I see the intense goldish-yellow step stool I origi- nally think of a desert. I think this is because of the sand and dryness that deserts are known for. Also, the black scribble lines on the shoes look sharp and uncomfortable. This also relates to the desert for me because of cacti, which is something I am afraid of, even though there are some in my own house. I put the oddly colored background simply so that it makes the picture feel awkward. My converse with only the background having texture. Image: Allison Horn The converse with texture. Image: Allison Horn I went a little crazy and scary with the texture in this piece. Image: Allison Horn
  • 16. Variations 31Variations 30 Nico Krajecki Allison Horn Roxy Wasiunec Learning to draw with shapes... Synthia Wesley Allison Horn Drawing the shoes was one of the earliest exer- cises we did in the Computer Grahics class and it was the first shape drawing exercise we did. For me, it was the first shape drawing I have ever composed in Adobe Illustrator. The first drawing on the previous page (the one by me) is the most complete one displayed here. I did not know about the gradient method yet so it is created purely out of shapes of color. The illustrations of the shoes that follow mine are incomplete ones by other students and you can see the process each student went through to begin creating the drawing. The car illustration is also by me. It is the second drawing I have ever attempted in Illustrator. I began by starting to draw the interior of the car, since basically everyone otehr shapes is going to be overlapping it. Then I moved on to the hood of the car, then the wheels and then the exterior. Since this was simply an exercise, I felt that it was not necessary to complete it, even though I did spend a little of my free time trying to make some im- provements. I wanted to construct most of the drawing in the least amount of time possible. To achieve this I did not work in any details until I had the majority of the shapes completed first.
  • 17. Variations 33Variations 32 Shawnita Montgomery Tom Zwarycz Line Drawings Shawnita Montgomery These are actual line drawings not created on the computer. They are of cups, teapots, and other objects that hold water. They are created in a similar fashion to the ones created in Illustrator, excpet they are done in rather ink or pencil on paper. In this exercise we were limited to using 100 lines. Because of this, we had to be carefulhow we used the lines and where we placed them. There are some areas of the objects that have no lines whatsoever, and there are parts that need a lot more lines because there is so much shading needed. We were able to use hatching, as well as cross-hatching, which is a common technique used in shading with using only lines. Cross- ing lines gives drawn objects a shading effect. Teapots pouring
  • 18. Variations 35Variations 34 Robert Furlan Roxy Wasiunec Tom Zwarycz Allison Horn Using Adobe Illustrator Allison Horn Screenshots These three pieces show the progression of how the illustration was created. In the screenshot to the left, you can see that first the background was created. In the middle image there is one shoe that still has not been drawn over yet (the right one) and there is one that has been drawn over already (the left one). The imageto the right shows how it looks so far. The image to the left is of a desktop with a notebook, paper, an Ollivander’s wand case, etc. Obviously this is a variation of the original though--it is not the realistic original ver- sion. The green and yellow drawing is another take on the pictures ou have already seen before. This is the high heel shoe illustration I created as an exercise for the Computer Graphics class. Since this is a screenshot, you can see teh tools that I used and how the image looks while it is still in the program. The images abouve are screenshots of the exercise shown earlier in this magazine. The orange foreground contrast nicely with the green background. In this screen- shot the swatch color window was left open so you can see the variety of shades and hues of color that were used. The two screenshots below show another progression of an illustration being made. The one to the left is before the main house is put in and the one to the right is after it is put in. The finished product is shown earlier in this magazine. Here are my converse illustrations once again. The one to the left is the original one I created to make it as realistic as i possibly could. I took advantage of using gradients and several colors mixed together. The one to the right is my variation using the Impressionist color palette.
  • 19. Variations 36 Work from the class Allison Horn Amy Duffy Christian Rosales Giovanni Diaz Jordan Juarez Lovette Fernandez Nico Krajecki Roxy Wasiunec Shawnita Montgomery Synthia Wesley The Artists (These images are previously used in the magazine.) Variations 37 Not listed.. Robert Furlan Tom Zwarycz
  • 20. Variations 39Variations 38 I am a Studio Art major at Saint Xavier University. The class in which I made this magazine is the first Computer Graphics class I have ever taken. However, I do have a little previous experience with InDesign because I work as a Copy Editor for the school paper, the Xavierite. The type of art I mainly do is draw- ing. I like drawing and sketching with pencil or charcoal. Adding color is interesting but I like the effect that black and white gives off. When I graduate I would like to work as a police sketch artist, especially since drawing is my strong point in creating art. My second option would be to work at a gallery because I would be surrounded with several different works created by artists. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED MY MAGAZINE!!! Allison Horn ALL ABOUT ME Allison Horn (Studio Art major at Saint Xavier University)

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