Fourth quote

9 Apr

A friend of mine gave me a quote that i really loved so i thought it would be great for me to illustrate this piece. I found it challenging at first to illustrate this piece, but once i got the idea it way pretty easy.

trying different fonts:

Agony and ecstasy Final !

Agony and ecstasy Final  font 2

Agony and ecstasy Final !


Third quote

4 Apr

My third quote is ‘I love the idea that an image is universally applicable but hate that the message can be interpreted differently by audiences’ but i am thinking of changing this as having thought about it, i do NOT hate that the message can be interpreted differently by audiences, In fact i find it rather intriguing.

So with this in mind i have come to the decision that the quote will be shortened to:

‘A universal language to be interpreted by many different audiences’

Wanting to create a piece that everyone can understand yet interpret in their own way i came up with the idea of a heart with a design in the center and see what everyone thinks about it.
face_heart 2

So far the feedback iv had for this one is:

  •  I see a red heart in which I see two people kissing
  • A heart- the left side has a face and the other side is just a cracked piece.

I thought this first draft was a little easy so i made a few changes to it:

Face_heart 3The Feedback i got for this piece:

  • A broken heart, with a subtle outline of faces.
  • A girl going for a kiss,… it looks almost like she is holding a baby,… trying to kiss the baby…
  • A face in red and face in white
  • I see a broken heart and four faces
  • A broken heart and two people facing different directions, the heart breaking represents the end of a relationship and so the faces/ people are going in their own separate ways/ parting.
  • two faces one kissing another
  • It looks to me like a heart thats torn between two loves, not one thats broken.
  • A broken heart with two faces in the center, one kissing the other’s forehead and the other kissing the neck
  • I see a broken heart and two faces, a man on the top left and a woman under him on the right side. it’s like if they’re looking at each other but they’re on different sides of the heart, like two different and separate sides of the same love though, it’s quite a sad image i think.
  • two ppl facing one another ,on neck aswell and two paralelle faces
  • I see unity because the two pieces overlap info each other, passion because it’s a two people and its red and love because it’s a heart. If I had to turn this into a story I would title it ‘two become one: a tale of true love’

So far i am happy with the feedback i got, overall most people noticed a heart with two faces but some of the feedback had a story behind it which is very interesting. Having thought through everyone’s feedback i think this pieces does what i intended which is for everyone to look at the same image but interpret it in their own way 🙂

I find it very interesting that everyone can be looking at the same image but whilst one person sees a love story of two people kissing another person looks at the same image and sees a couple breaking up and parting whilst another person sees a woman kissing a baby! I love the feedback ! 🙂

Because i really liked the map incorporated in the clouds i thought it would be good to try the that cloud effect with the heart and faces to see how that looks (still needs some work done to it) :

cloud heart 1

Third quote world/map

3 Apr

I love the idea that an image is universally applicable but hate that the message can be interpreted differently by audiences.

clous map 2

Although i like this, i find that it looks like a map and not enough like clouds.

clous map 5

I like this one is a little better than my first draft but i still think the world is too obvious.

clous map 6

I like the idea behind these but at the moment i am struggling to create the piece i have in mind.

Having shown some people this piece and asked what they see this is the feedback i got:

  • Clouds 
  • Clouds in the shape of the world map
  • Clouds in the shape of a running dog facing left

Third quote- ideas and research

3 Apr

My third quote is:

I love the idea that an image is universally applicable but hate that the message can be interpreted differently by audiences.

So far this has been the most difficult and a real challenge!

My initial idea was to design a target sign and some how try and fit the target audience in the center (the target audience being the world)

[insert example]

However having thought more into it, i like the idea of creating a piece of work that in interpreted differently by everyone who views it.

having done some research i found these images that i really like:


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A few i tried out:




Second quote

2 Apr

My second quote is I love design and the power to persuade but hate that images can be manipulated to mislead consumers.

By this i thought about how much i love designing and photo manipulation but some advertisements use this method to mislead consumers in order to sell their products. I though the best way to illustrate this quote is by showing a before and after photograph. I chose to use a photograph that i took of Lisa.

The before shot:

Lisa 1

Lisa 2

Colour Rage 1

Colour Rage 4

The images above illustrate how Photoshop can be used to persuade consumers to purchase a product but i recently got a new idea about imagery and the power to persuade:

Lisa before and after 2

photo evil 1

photo evil 2

Extra quote

28 Mar

As well as my three quotes, i made up an extra one whilst thinking about design and how when thinking of new ideas, people usually advise each other to think outside the box meaning step away from the usual things that have perhaps been done before.

My extra quote is:  They say “think outside the box” as a designer I say “what can you do with the box”.

Iv started to illustrate this before i forgot the ideas so here are a few drafts:


(Ignore the spelling mistake :s )

Think outside the box

Think outside the box.

Having thought about it, i have come to the conclusion i will collaborate with a friend of mine with this one, i do not have the time to design an extra illustration for this quote. I remembered a friend of mine (Graphic Design Graduate) showed me a piece they did and having thought about it, it relates to my quote very well.

I spoke to my friend (Lenin Silva) and he was more than happy to contribute his work towards our project:




First quote

27 Mar

My first quote is: “The world of reality has limits, but I love the world of design and imagination as it’s unlimited” (Although i might rephrase it to make it more catchy as some point).

Unlimited. . .

I found that the first draft was a little stiff and the colours did not blend properly so i thought i could perhaps use water colours to make it more eye catching and bright. It still needs some work but its getting there.


Although i like this design i think the quote in the corner needs some work done to it. Its too hidden however if i move the text, it will take over the white background space.

Untitled with quote2

the world of design


Unlimited 4