Zip Your Lips | Vector Paths

When I started to work on this project, I knew I wanted something that reflects me and my values, as I’m planning on creating a bunch of these stickers to display on my personal items. Something that I really value is the natural world, and I started my sketches with a camping theme in mind, though I also visually explored some other ideas.

My first draft involved a set of 3 half circles with a scenic view and a set of trees framing both sides. Along the outside border was an inspirational phrase. Though I was satisfied that I had something to work with, I knew I had a long way to go.

I received critique on my half-circle designs; the most notable of which was to keep scale in mind, and that the project requirements only allowed for one sticker with text. This meant I was back to the drawing board, again.

I watched a video by Cory Kerr, where he explained that one way to find a message for your art is to draw upon something you get angry about. I find that I get very upset when someone tells me to be quiet, and I decided that I wanted to draw upon that, and upon my experience as a woman, to go outside of my comfort zone and create stickers that had a deep meaning to me beyond just platitudes about nature.

When I realized what I wanted to do, I had “captured the vision” in my mind of what I wanted. I’ve found through these projects that the hardest part of the creative process for me is understanding exactly what I want to portray, since I know how to achieve most of the effects I want or need to at this point. Adobe Illustrator has been a great tool as I create these vector images.

Overall, I’m really proud of how these turned out. I am glad I was able to find a way to visually communicate something that hold a lot of passion for me, since I strongly believe in sharing my own voice, and not being limited in that expression by others. I’m excited to share my message with fellow peers in a few weeks when they are printed, in the hopes that in the future, voices like mine will have the chance to rise.

Camille Du Par

Camille Du Par

Student at BYU-Idaho
I'm a Communication major with an emphasis in Video Production. I grew up in Santa Rosa, CA and now I live in the Heart of the Bay when I'm not up at school at BYUI.
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