It was tough finding the time today, but I love the "creative me" time too much to give it up! I'll sleep a little less, do a little less cleaning, wait, strike that, I need to do more cleaning, so I guess I'll just sleep a little less.
Well I'm done, and here is the final image:
|I was inspired by the edges of the fungus in the|
The Process of the Graphic:
All good graphics have a process. Some are complicated, in-depth, and some just evolve naturally and easily. Good design does not just happen. We can't just push a button and make it happen.
My design process usually starts with research, what is my client looking for, what do they want to say/do, what is already out there, how can I make this design unique and special, is there a history that needs to be taken into consideration?
Then I make thumbnail sketches. Then a will pick a couple sketches -- at least 2 - 3 different directions -- and try to refine those so I can present them to the client. I try not to use my computer until I get to this point. Simply put, the computer is a tool. If I skip the sketching step, I skip the creative thinking process, and I make it harder on myself.
So now my images are in either Adobe PhotoShop or Illustrator and I can refine and work with color and other effects. In these photos, I make small variations, until I find the one that looks just right.
|The inner 2 black rings are all the same size and centered. |
The size of the outer ring is the only difference in these images.
|These three have minor changes of the rings position and angle.|
I also played with contrasting angles of the black and white rings
I chose the the first one on the bottom row. It seems to have more depth, and I like it being off center. Which one is your favorite?
Come back tomorrow for a greeting card that you can print with this week's featured design and send to you friends.