Sunday, July 31, 2011

RA T-Shirt Design Contest Entry

My school had a t-shirt design contest for the RA (Resident Assistant) t-shirts for the staff to wear on move in day this fall.  The theme of this year is Harry Potter.  I decided to mix RISD ideas and Harry Potter ideas since going to RISD sometimes feels like a magical world.  Here is my entry for the contest.

This is the front design I made.  
It is based off of the Hogwarts crest, but with the symbols that represent the four areas of the freshman quad: the Homer shield, the Nickerson narwhal, the South squirrel, and the East beast.

This is the back design I made.  
My friend suggested something really bold so I decided to fill in a lightning bolt with imagery.  I chose Carr Haus (our student run café that also has important school offices) on top of college hill, which sometimes feels like a cliff.  I added an owl because receiving the acceptance letter to RISD was magical (which is what I think it would feel like to be accepted into Hogwarts).

Below are the ideas I submitted for placement and color choices. 

I hope they pick my design!  I worked really hard on it! 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Écorché Rib Cage to Humerus Bone and 3D Kinetic Anatomy Week 5

For homework we worked on the muscles from the rib cage to the humerus.  I know I have the trapezius muscle on top of the lattisimus dorsi in these photos, but since then I have changed it.   I also added more to the pectoral muscles so it doesn't look so dead.

 Here is my progress of my sculpture of the model in class day seven

Day eight

Hand detail

One more week of class to go.  It's going to be really exciting to see both pieces completed! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

RISD Summer T-Shirt Design

This is a design I made for RISD summer students to screenprint on sweatshirts.  It's a play off the phrase "Summertime and the livin' is easy."    
Overall I am satisfied with it, but after it was completed and screened I realized the kerning (adjusting the spacing between characters in a font) of the text could have been more uniform.  

I have learned that is important is to look back at completed work and reflect what could have been done better.

The design

The design on a sweatshirt

Monday, July 25, 2011

Écorché Pelvis to Rib Cage and 3D Kinetic Anatomy Week 4

For our homework on our écorchés this week we needed to make the muscles from the pelvis to the ribcage.

Here is my progress of my sculpture of the model in class day five.

 Day six

Saturday, July 16, 2011

3D Kinetic Anatomy Week 3

Here is my progress of my clay figure in class this week.

Day three

Day four

For homework this week on the écorché we are making the ribcage bones and the muscles from the pelvis to the ribcage.  Photos coming soon.