Hanging Loose | Vector Paths

This week’s project was to create a minimum of three different stickers that all fall under a similar theme. Once again, the creative process changed my direction multiple times, but all in all, I really like the way that these beach-themed stickers turned out! Not only do they have a fun style and color scheme, but they are appealing to all ages. 

In the beginning of this project, however, I was not intending on creating these specific stickers. I wanted to stretch myself by doing something that was far out of my comfort zone. I decided to try and do three different zombie/skulls because one of my boyfriend’s favorite video games to play with his friends is Black-Ops III Zombies. The above are the sketches for that concept. I wanted to make the eyes the main focus of the zombie and so that is what I spent a lot of time trying to develop. As you can see, I tried using different shapes for the eyes as well and the eye lid and skin. I also went through some of the other features of the faces and sketched out a mouth, nose etc. to try and see which look would best fit the design concept. 

This is the first submitted draft of my zombie. I liked how the result matched a lot of my sketches and I thought that all of my shadows were coming a long nicely. One of the comments that I received was that the shadowing under the eyes didn’t quit4e make sense and that I needed more shadows and highlights in general to complete the look that I was going for. In the end, I decided that I would have to finish that set of stickers at a different time because I knew that I did not have adequate time to do the concept justice by the time the due date was going to come around. So, this is when I decided to change my concept. 

This is my final project. After receiving feedback and reevaluating the amount of time that I had to finish the project I decided to change my concept completely. I thought about my childhood and how much I enjoyed going to the beach with my family. These memories are what inspired my final project. I used colors that are slightly muted, but still have a decent vibrance to them. They range from complicated to more simple, but they all portray a very relaxed beach theme. Because of their general nature, these stickers can be appealing to all ages regardless of gender or nationality. 

Madison Blom

Madison Blom

Sports Information Lead at BYU-Idaho Sports Department
I have been a graphic designer now for 2 years while also attending Brigham Young University-Idaho. I am currently working in the BYU-Idaho Sports Department and the Communication Specialist. I manage their social media platforms as well as oversee all of the graphic design. I love working with the Adobe Suite and always trying to expand my knowledge of the programs! My inspiration comes from Dr. Seuss' quote, "Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!"
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