The objective of this assignment was to make three different stickers they had to be a minimum of three inches and have to be interesting and engaging. I really just wanted to have some fun and create a design that I would want and what I though other people would want.

I had a lot of ideas as I brainstormed I thought about doing sea animals or planets and a lot of other things but as I started sketching I really wasn’t in love with any of those ideas so I just started to draw. That is when I came up with the idea to do mandalas.

As I brought my idea into Illustrator I was able to practice many techniques that I have learned so far in the class. I used the shape builder tool a lot and the rotate tool. I wanted my mandalas to be intricate and detailed but I knew that they were going to be relatively small and I didn’t want the detail to just look like noise. I also wanted to add color. I probably had the hardest time with color. I wanted to make them more interesting and I felt like adding color was the perfect way to do that but I also didn’t want the color to take away from the design.

I decided to just go with a more monochromatic color scheme and to keep it simple but add a little more to the design. I really like how they came out and I think that I am going to continue to design mandalas and play with different shapes and colors I had a lot of fun with them and I hope that other people enjoy them as well.

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I am a communications major at BYU-Idaho with an emphasis in visual communications.
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