Monday, May 28, 2012

Ignorance is Bliss - Button design



"Ignorance is Bliss"
Button Design
Vector - Adobe Illustrator CS5
Wacom Intuos 5 Tablet

I did the face for this months ago, but never had anything to do with it. I was originally going to put spider legs on it and make it insanely creepy. I called it "Ignorance is Bliss"

The starburst represents the bliss, and the eyes represent 3 things:

1. What we see
2. What we want to see
3. What we're afraid to see

The smile reminds me of the smile I see on people who I've seen follow blindly into bad places. I get really creeped out when I see this smile. Like the girls you see on documentaries about cult churches.. how they're so "happy". It's truly a terrifying thing to see.

I think this will be going into my first "button basket" that I have printed.

I had a bit of a difficult time with this. For whatever reason, I had a hard time getting the shape cropped out into a circle. I almost ended up just using a mask, but I forced myself to look it up again instead of being stubborn and thinking I know everything. I had missed a step, and sure enough, once I fixed it it cropped just fine.


Friday, May 18, 2012

Somebody that I used to Know - Finished




Finished calligram of "Somebody that I used to Know" by Gotye feat. Kimbra.

15 hours, cumulative
Vector - Adobe Illustrator
Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet

I love how this came out. I was originally going to do the background the same color as the album cover (since the colors are from the album cover as well), but the colors were too light to show up on that background, so I figure it works well enough on black. Plus, it gives it that kindof ominous feeling that comes with a breakup.