Finding Inspiration From Environment

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A presentation by Nick La - at FOWD New York 2008.

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Finding Inspiration From Environment

  1. by Nick La 1
  2. 2
  3. New Work #1 3
  4. Abstract Phoenix 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. The Process 7
  8. Abstract Outline of the Phoenix Body 8
  9. Wing 9
  10. Another Wing 10
  11. 11
  12. Feathers 12
  13. 13
  14. Phoenix Back 14
  15. 15
  16. Over-sized Feather 16
  17. 17
  18. 18
  19. 19
  20. DNA Helix 20
  21. Dandelion 21
  22. 22
  23. 23
  24. 24
  25. 25
  26. Leaf and Butterfly Wing Patterns 26
  27. Final Sketch 27
  28. Pen Tool 28
  29. Final Outline Art 29
  30. Load Color Swatches 30
  31. Adobe - kuler ColourLovers http://kuler.adobe.com http://colourlovers.com 31
  32. Color Comp: Early Stage 32
  33. Final Color Comp 33
  34. Added the Feathers 34
  35. Added Sky Background 35
  36. Brush Up in Photoshop 36
  37. Particle Effects 37
  38. Blur Some Elements 38
  39. New Work #2 39
  40. Abstract Peacock 40
  41. 41
  42. 42
  43. 43
  44. The Process 44
  45. Random Drawing 45
  46. Idea Popped: Peacock 46
  47. 47
  48. Peacock’s Feather 48
  49. Peacock’s Back 49
  50. 50
  51. Flower Petal Patterns 51
  52. Rooster’s Feathers 52
  53. Snake Tail 53
  54. Fireworks 54
  55. Final Sketch 55
  56. Color Comp #1 56
  57. Inspiration: Bag 57
  58. Patchwork Style 58
  59. Close-Up 59
  60. Color Comp #2 60
  61. Illustrator: Final Color Comp 61
  62. Photoshop: Early Stage 62
  63. Final: Grungy Effects 63
  64. Where to find inspiration? AND How to keep yourself fresh? 64
  65. Inspiration is everywhere in your daily life Everything we see or use has a design • (newspapers, TV ads, clothes, accessories, signs...) Almost everything in nature has a pattern • (flowers, animal skins, rocks, plants...) Pay more attention and look closer • 65
  66. Places I go: Book Store / Coffee Shop (Starbucks) • Shopping Center / Mall • Art Supply Store • Contemporary Art Gallery • 66
  67. Gift Bags 67
  68. 68
  69. Cards 69
  70. Carpet 70
  71. Couch 71
  72. Scarf 72
  73. Shirt 73
  74. Hoodie 74
  75. 75
  76. 76
  77. Craft Papers 77
  78. 78
  79. Notepads 79
  80. Painting 80
  81. 81
  82. 82
  83. Sculpture 83
  84. 84
  85. How to avoid copying? 85
  86. How to avoid copying? 1 Look into the detail 2 Mix & match 86
  87. 1. Look Into The Detail 87
  88. Octopus 88
  89. Tentacle 89
  90. Tentacle (formed by the suckers) 90
  91. Abstract Tentacle 91
  92. 92
  93. The Sucker 93
  94. Various Sucker Forms 94
  95. Suckers Within the Sucker 95
  96. Horizontal Pattern 96
  97. 2. Mix & Match 97
  98. Final Design Inspiration Sources 98
  99. Zoom In 99
  100. Pattern Elements 100
  101. 101
  102. Conclusion Pay attention to your environment • Look into the detail • Learn and adapt • Be creative. Don’t Copy! • 102

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