On the UNVRL website home page, please look under the Projects heading, Category: UNRVL_19. My project name is “Be Careful Where You Step.” Thank you for your interest!
On the 25 of November, I went back to the dFab lab to laser cut the layouts. This is where issues with trying to cut and print my images became apparent. Let me back up a bit, Ryan said that there is a general rule in the lab that you can’t use Illustrator files in […]
On the twenty-first of November, Ryan walked me through again how to convert my Illustrator files into Rhino layers for my laser cutter layouts. On the twenty-first of November, I went back to dFab lab to create the rest of my Rhino layouts.
On November seventeenth, I printed out multiple final layouts for my houses to practice test cutting on the laser printer. On the 19th of November, I went to the dFab lab to try to set up my Illustrator files in Rhino. Grace, was a lab technician that night and was very helpful. She helped me […]
Even though my post date is the fifteenth of November, working with Adobe Illustrator was really a two week process, starting on the first. I have a cursory understanding of Illustrator, so I hired my graphic designer friend, Trish Jameson, to help me out. I sent her my original layouts and drawings from Photoshop and […]
“This was so much fun,” she says sarcastically. I did quite a bit of hand layout and drawing to make the houses fit together correctly. One of the main issues was that my actual village homes are not square. The buildings are very organic. So it was quite a challenge to line up all the […]
In Illustration, I generally work from reference. In other words, to get proportions correct, I will work from photos that I take, or photos from images that I get from the web. I start with a composite image in Photoshop of how I think the image should look. Than I “flush” the sketch out thorough […]
Illustrated book cover below: Final Story: Be Careful Where You Step Ava was hiking with her dog, Fred, through a thickly wooded forest. The shaggy dog, stuck his nose under a big fern leaf, barking wildly. She bent down to see Fred’s discovery, thinking it would be the usual animal scent or nest he often […]
Writing the storybook itself. Above: Left, breaking down sentences to page sequences. Right: editing story by hand. I am writing this blog retroactively, because I wanted to have all the information about writing in one post. In the end, I had seven drafts of the story with much editing in between. I began working the […]
Since my project is based strongly on my 3-D constructed fairy village, I hired a professional photographer, Ben McNutt, to take professional images of the work. I will end up using the images in my final book and on my layouts in illustrator. I will end up editing the photographs in Photoshop before final use.