1.22.2011

inspiration free people - illustration project

good morning lovelies!  i hope you all have had a wonderful start to your weekend.

design classes have started again for me and i thought i would share a recent project that i just had this week.

we were required to bring in a picture of whatever we wanted.  i had just received the january free people catalog and of course it was beautiful so i decided to bring it along.  the project was to select an image and draw an illustration of it.

here is the catalog picture i chose...

isn't this cruiser bike adorable.  i actually have seen this bike for sale at a local bike shop...one of my favorites.  i can't wait to buy one this summer!

here is what my illustration turned out like...


 then we had to copy the illustration onto colored paper (we were only able to use 4 colors!!) and create a second image that changed the meaning of the original illustration.

this is what i created...


i used purple, green and two shades of blue.  i thought putting this girl in the clouds was a perfect representation of being on "cloud 9" because lately that's how i've been feeling :)

we weren't required to make the image 3 dimensional, but i thought adding these elements made it more interesting.  it is difficult to make something look interesting with only 4 colors so i had to do something :) luckily my teacher loved it!

now that classes have started back up again i will be able to share all of my new projects with you...yay :)  i'm working on a new window display tomorrow as well so expect pictures from those too!

29 comments :

  1. I'm a new follower from the For The Love of Blogs hop.

    www.theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh I love this post!!!!! I blogged about my bike last summer. I have a townie with a basket and bell, I love it. Hugs :-)

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  3. I love this Linds! You are so talented and creative!

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  4. You are so talented pretty lady! And the pop up definitely adds a nice touch!! I can't wait to see all the wonderful things you create! Love ya!

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  5. Oh I LOVE it!!! You are so talented!

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  6. That is so cool how it turned out. You're a very talented artist. I could never draw that well, not ever when tracing :/ But you did a great job.

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  7. Love that you shared this with us! I love seeing other peoples art and creativity, especially when it's this good:)

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  8. Wow your illustration is wonderful! Looking forward to seeing more design projects :) x

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  9. Love it!!! So excited to see more of your project work :) Oh, and thanks for sharing the link to your window display - so magical!
    xxx mervi

    happy weekend lindsay!

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  10. you are so freaking creative. that looks amazing. I love it :)

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  11. Girl, you better get an A+ for that one!

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  12. You have definitely found your calling, your work is truly amazing. Well done lovely! ♥

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  13. Wow as mentioned by everyone else, you a really talented, and I love reading your posts :-) It must have taken it's time though, but its wonderful!!
    What are you studying to become? :O

    -TCM

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  14. Uh, I love it! Love the 3D and that you put her in clouds - what a great idea! You are so talented - you definitely have an eye for design! Hope your day off was nice!

    Hugs xxx

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  15. that's really awesome! i miss drawing:)

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  16. Hi, stopping by via FTLOB and love your versions of this free people picture! Your pretty good. I also read a few other posts and love the project idea you have going on right now! Following your blog now!

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  17. What a stunning blog! And what a beautiful project you created. So lovely!

    I'm a new follower from Well to Do blog. Stop over and see us sometime! :)

    Cheers,
    Suz

    http://welltodoyou.blogspot.com/

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  18. How incredible! I love your illustration project, so talented you are ;)

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  19. I love vintage bikes and we used to have one similar to this at my shop.

    Anyway, I like the way you recreated the ad. You have talent.

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  20. Fun! I'm taking an art class but I don't draw. Like, it's physically impossible. i'm pretty sure. I would show my drawings but...... bad idea. What school do you go to? Sounds like you have fun projects!

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  21. goodness gracious, you are so talented! can't wait to see that window! xoxo {av}

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  22. beautiful! i was just flipping through that catalog today. i love your illustration!

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  23. Wow! That's a lovely illustration! Both of them!

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  24. Well, I've said it before and I'll say it again...you are so super talented. Love your interpretation!

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