Worked as a group on Type. Then moved on to work as a group on characters. Of course, armed with plenty of karak and club sandwiches to last through the night.
But then I realised that I preferred this method way more than sketching on paper. It made erasing mistakes, redoing/revising and working freely without thinking about goofing up much easier.
^ made these. The one on the left must have been inspired by this character (by Eman Al-Jailay) that was displayed outside the Graphic Design department:
I started off on illustrator by making my blobs first. Because blobs.
⌄ Finalised these for the critique. The one in the centre was an experimentation with the distort and transform effect (zig zag, to make it look like it’s scared/emotional). The eyelashes on the one at the top ended up looking like the blob’s mouth to some.
Used the zig zag distortion for the melting ice cream:
After making a variety of blobs I got stuck again. My friends suggested I go checkout their pins again.
Friend: That’s plagiarism
Me: …is it though?
I changed the tentacles!
It’s still basically the same thing – YOU CAN’T JUST PLAGIARIZE, ASMA!
So that happened…
I finalised these as my sea creatures. I think I’m still very close to ripping off that jellyfish from Pinterest. I made the other jellyfish as back up…and to justify the creepily happy expression on the jellyfish.
I used a picture of a sea horse to help me make a sea horse (didn’t know what it looked like). I tried making its fins detailed and realistic but that wasn’t my forte. I went for a more cartoonish look. Making the chubby cheeks of the sea horse was not simple, however. ⌄
I wanted the curves of my mushroom’s head to be curvy, but smooth. Like a firm blob…So: