Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Recent Work: Focus on some ‘VOTE’ design elements

As I collate the various files used during this project, I see some aspects I particularly enjoyed working on. Here are just a few.

I gave attention to the face on the first version of the My Vote My Future design. I used many transparent layers of vector shapes to achieve the final look of the portrait.
The image for the No Vote No Voice design was a bit rushed as I was really pressed for time. Yet, I still had to go through the process of penciling, inking and painting in Adobe Photoshop. The final gray scale look came out as desired.
The vector icons on the second My Vote My Future design are rendered in full colour. I particularly enjoyed the process of accomplishing the education-employment combo. Though simple, I think the final look communicates the message aptly.
A personal favourite is the unselected first version of The Power of The Thumb design. It was actually the very first of the whole gallery to be featured on the exclusive creatives site Designers Couch. I like the colour harmony and perspective of the thumb. Also, I played a little trick in achieving the thumb print ink stain. I converted a bitmap of a thumb print into vector using CorelTRACE. This made it easy to work with the print as a vector graphic in CorelDRAW.  

2 comments:

'Segun Olude said...

Nicely done, man!

Very powerful illustrations that encourage participation! My favourite is actually the close-up of the thumb, with the ink stain on it. Really well done.

Way to go!

'Sola said...

Thanks for your encouraging words, 'Segun.