W.o.W /// Zodiac

So this week’s word of inspiration is Zodiac. Initially my thought turned to my own star sign (Sagittarius) and what I could create with that. But I thought since the principle of the Zodiac is such an ancient belief, I should focus on the classic symbolism for my creation.

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So at this point I turned to a google search and came across these beautiful zodiac charts.

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So I took this one into photoshop, inverted it and began by tracing a very rough outline of the layout.

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Once I had that, I turned off my reference layer and drew very rough scenes for each corresponding zodiac sign.

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My intentions at this stage were to use this as a patterned fabric. So I did another search for a shirt to test my idea out on and found this.

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Then I brought my design layer on top of this new canvas. And I proceeded to multiply the design and create a flat pattern.

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Obviously this is too flat to display an accurate representation of what the shirt would look like, so I used the warp transformation tool to bend and shape the layer around the curvature of the shirt.

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Then I erased and shaded areas that I did not want to have the pattern.

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And this is the final design.

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I really like it, I think it’s a modern take on the classic design and it isn’t extremely obvious from a distance.

Let me know what you think, and I will post you again soon.

Cheers,

Patrick

Sketchbook /// Spoon In A Glass Of Water

Here is another sketch from earlier in my college career. This is a rendering of a spoon in a glass full of water. Again, I am really glad I was pushed to complete this because it’s some of my most ‘photo-realistic’ work. Although, not my strong suite, I really think it turned out great.

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Sketchbook /// Coloured Pencil vs. Graphite

Again, another blast from the past. This one is from my first semester in college. A rendering of a green bell pepper in half colour, half graphite.

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To this day, I’m glad my instructor pushed me hard enough to produce this work. It’s definitely one of my favourites.

Sketchbook /// Coloured Portrait

This is an oldy but a goody. From my high school sketchbook. We were instructed to create a self-portrait using coloured pencils. Here is my rendition of myself:

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