Today I introduced a new project in Photoshop 1. The students have to create a surreal world located inside another object. Here are a few examples from last semester’s students. Guidelines- it cannot be two images blended (ie. no sunset through a key hole.) It can be photo based or digitally painted, and when the artwork is finished it is to become an advertisement for a product for purchase.

I want wonky and crazy situations. Like the ones below. This first image was painted from scratch in Photoshop. Look into her chalice… a tempest with sea creatures.

victoria martin student work

Below is a photo based project that illustrates the lifestyle you too could live if only you would consume Gatoraid.

victoria martin student work

George’s vessel below is the human skull and it demonstrates what happens when you play your music too loud.

victoria martin student work

And Ummy’s piece below is a hybrid photo-based/ digital painting. It’s a silly and sweet mash up. I look forward to seeing the sketches students bring to class next Thursday.

Typographic Posters

This work was created by beginning design students Sara and Kylin. The students were encouraged to explore classic typefaces as they researched the type designer.

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Hannah’s Branding

This fabulous campaign was created by Hannah. This girl is amazing. She created color studies, logo studies, and after researching the market came up with

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Typographic Portrait

These pieces were created in Design Fundamentals where I teach the students Adobe Illustrator and how to think of and use typography in different ways.

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Poster and Book Cover Art

This week I am sharing the work of Catherine who is an incredible artist, designer and photographer. This lady has it all. Her work ethic

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Character Design Illustrations

The illustration above was created by Anabel for my Photoshop 1 class, Fall 23. The assignment involves students creating a character  design. This is Anabel’s

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