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A link to design principles

As I was looking through Dribbble to find a vector image to reverse engineer, I stumbled upon a gif that someone had made of the above image which can be found here.  I am a huge fan of the Legend of Zelda series so I had to pick this one. The artwork is done by Matt...

Dark Life Tour

My objective was to make a poster that portrayed who the artist really is and to add a fun spin to it. This project was very fun for me. It really made me stretch myself and learn my artistic process In the very begging I wanted to draw a man from behind in front of a...

John Mayer’s Favorite Watch

INTRODUCTION The goal I set out in the beginning of this project was to create the most realistic looking watch that I could using only vectors. I have had some experience using Adobe Illustrator but I have never tried to re create a realistic object before. Another...

Anika Tors: The New Michael Kors

Honestly this project was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my entire life, but it was also the most interesting and exciting thing at the same time! Starting this project from searching online for different watches that I was interested in to waking up at 2am...

Killing Time | Vector Timepiece

It’s funny how much you don’t know about something about something until you spend two weeks creating it in illustrator, am I right? The criteria for this project was to make a photo-realistic time piece with moving parts (not animated, just parts that...

Watch Me Illustrate

As I began the is project, I decided to choose a watch that I would wear but that could push me past my limits. I felt rather comoftable with illustrator but this project humbled me. I have never attempted to make anything look realistic in vector form and allthough...

Realistic Vectorized Wrist Watch

  THE PROJECT The very first step I take when approaching any creative project is asking myself, “why I am doing this project?” I need to have a purpose behind my work that drives me to the finish, putting forth my best effort along the way. I am always trying to...

Tick Tock

Watches are fascinating to me. They each have different parts the separate them from other watches making them unique. I love how there is so much detail in every piece.  Kate Spade is famous for her classic designs especially in her watches. The simple color schemes...

The Nixon 51-30 is back!

A photo realistic watch took me a great amount of time. I enjoyed creating something that looks like a real photograph. It was hard and stressful but totally worth it. The hardest part is never feeling like you are totally done. I can stare at this watch for hours and...

Watch Out!

Photorealism As the name suggests, photorealism is a form of art that seeks to create the appearance that the illustration is actually a photo. Also, as you might guess, this art form is very difficult. I genuinely thought this would be the most difficult thing I will...

Timely Inspiration

My objectives for this timepiece project developed with some learning experiences. I realized that contrast was going to be a key element of this piece, os my objectives were to create piece that showed powerful shadows and lighting through contrast, was symmetrical,...

Time Pun

The thought of photo realism stresses me out beyond belief and the idea of doing it in a vector based program…

Trust me, skeuomorphism takes time.

Objective Our objective was to create a photo realistic vector timepiece only using illustrator. This turned out to be a very difficult task for me. I thought I knew what I was getting into, but it turned out to be more than I realized. Here is my process of how I...

Making Time for Watches

This project of creating a photorealistic watch has been an interesting one for me. While designing it, I have learned many new tools and techniques to improve my skills in Adobe Illustrator. The most prominent of which was determining the proper use of gradients. I...