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Watch Struggles Turn to Success

My objective was to create an image as realistic as I possibly could. It had to be a wristwatch. So I played with the idea of several different types of watches and I sketched out the faces, the bands, etc to see which one I could work with.  I decided on a very... read more

The Watch Project

The Watch Project. This project, even though I greatly dreaded it, was actually an amazing learning experience for me. I feel that I excelled in my abilities, but most of all I learned how to problem solve at a level far greater than I have ever had to.  Here were my... read more
Watch this!

Watch this!

Watch me create a photorealistic watch. At least that was my goal at the beginning of this project. I’d be lying if I didnt mention that this seemed like a very daunting task at first but just because its scary doesnt mean give up, it means get started. So I... read more
Spending Time with the Grand Seiko

Spending Time with the Grand Seiko

For the past two weeks, I have spent nearly 20 hours creating a photorealistic vector of a watch. The objective of this assignment was to learn to create depth and realism in Adobe Illustrator through the use of gradients, colors, opacity masks, and effects. I went... read more
It’s MINT to be!

It’s MINT to be!

Vector graphics are easy, until you want to make it photorealistic. I wanted to challenge my skills, so I set out to create a realistic-looking watch. My goal in creating this watch was to match it perfectly to a photograph, to the point that a viewer could not tell... read more
The Blair Watch Project

The Blair Watch Project

  The watch project is one of the most dreaded and feared assignments in the communications department. As my process began, I found myself not knowing where to begin. After mentally convincing myself that I would actually be able to pass this project, I decided my... read more

Take Your Time

Photo-realism, or the detailed visual representation, like that obtained in a photograph, is a very time consuming yet rewarding type of design. It is achieved by a non-photographic medium such as animation or computer graphics. I was given the task of creating or... read more
Time Consumption

Time Consumption

Achieving Photorealism Coming off the (literal) full-time job that was the icon set, the timepiece project felt completely different. The majority of creativity was thrown out the window to make way for checking boxes and staying within the lines to ensure the watch... read more
Keep Watch!

Keep Watch!

When I set out to create this graphic I wanted to create a photorealistic watch. I searched high and low for a watch that I thought that would be a challenge to convert into a vector graphic.   The first thing I did was I sat down and started to sketch out part of a... read more
Watch this!

Watch this!

Below is the watch I based mine off of. At first I found that it looked pretty simple but I underestimated how much shadows were on the face of the watch and the difficulty of recreating them. My objective was not to create an exact replica of the watch because I... read more