Yeah! they are my boys. Both my boys recognized themselves after I applied the sticker on their door. It is hilarious to watch while they were looking at their own face on their door for the first time. My younger son told me that it is the brothers’ room, it’s Chase’s and Ryan’s bedroom. “That’s right, it’s brothers’ room.” I said and smiled.
I got this idea from class for using image trace by Illustrator. After I came back home, I tried to find some pictures for doing the image trace. “Why not my boys’ face?” I asked myself. So I started digging in those picture of their lovely faces. I found the light could be the issue to do this kind of effect, I applied all pictures with posterize in Photoshop and adjusted to level 2, in order to see the pictures in black and white enough for me to see the figures. Finally, I got some pictures that I could use for the next step. Then I went to Illustrator to do image trace, the result isn’t good enough to do the cut out, so I improved some area until I felt they were good enough to do the cut out.
Originally, I made this for my two boys, the result came out pretty good, this design looks just like a logo for a company.
Click to Download the font.
Another fonts set was lower case letter, numbers and symbols. Although it maybe difficult to define the location and size in lower case letter, the glyphs are still able to adjust to a consistent body size in Font Creator program .
For the first time, I painted a still life on the computer. It was interesting to switch brushes between sizes ,shapes and opacity. I like the fact that it is not messy compare with using real paint. There were a lot of blending during the process, and it’s a cool experience to do this painting. The final artwork actually looks like a really brush painting artwork and I like it.
Thematic text images -Click to HTML5 page
Thematic text images – finished Click to HTML5 page
It’s a a thematic text I made, I used Leopard-Coat-Fur texture to do this fur-themed text effect. I have never known it can be so easy to make a text effect like this until I learned this tutorial. I like the texture I found and the extreme simple brushes polished the edges have made the texture more naturalistic.