illustration

ILLUSTRATIVE CHILDREN'S BOOK

When I was young my dad always called me “bekah bekah the house reckah” because I was a very messy child.  When I had the opportunity to illustrate and write my own children’s book I chose to base it off this goofy nickname.  I used bright eye-catching colors to attract the attention of children.  I chose simple and easy to read typeface and then had fun distorting and resizing certain words to add emphasis and visual appeal.  

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ILLUSTRATIVE
SELF-PORTRAIT

I was challenged to illustrate a self-portrait.  The approach I took was to create small shapes that represented the different highlights and shadows within the picture and then color match them from the original photo.  

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THEATRE POSTER

My class was challenged to create a poster for one of our University’s upcoming theatre performances.  We were given guidelines and direction by the head of the theatre program.  The play was a comedy about some friends being gathered to play games in which they jump back and forth between their game night and Shakespeare monologues.  

cHRIS STAPLETON POSTER

Chris Stapleton is one of my favorite country artists of all time so I chose to use him as the subject for this illustrated music poster.  I was required to use illustration and layout the date, time, location, and social media secs.  I chose to add a textured background and use white text to increase the contrast.  

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HISTORY MOVEMENT BOOK DESIGN

The Little Mermaid has been one of my favorite stories since I was a little girl.  I always wanted to have red hair like Ariel.  I was challenged to create a book cover design in the style of three different art movements.  The movements I was assigned were Plakastil,  Art Nouveau, and Constructivist.  I used a similar color pallet to create unity throughout all of the covers.  We were required to use typography that matched the art movement that we were trying to portray.  

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CONSTRUCTIVIST
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PLAKISTIL
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ART NOUVEAU