While attending BCTC for a Design degree, it was obvious that I would eventually have to stretch my artistic muscles once again, but this time through various styles and programs. Using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and others would help me reclaim a glimmer of artistic talent that was dormant for many years, prior.
Other than having to draw still lifes of people, objects, sceneries, etc. in art class during elementary, middle, and high school, I rarely ever cared about drawing anything other than fiction in my off-time. However, more recently, I’ve gained a newfound appreciation for what makes a piece of work either good or in need of much help. During many of my classes, I also have had to create my own pieces from either scratch or to mimic the work of someone else. This piece, in particular, is based on a photograph of a lake with people sailing their boats to and fro; I, however, decided to stick with the essential objects in the picture, and drew up the background scenery and sky, the middle-ground water, and the foreground boats and grass (which were the elements that stood out for me the most) using Illustrator. Up to this point with Illustrator, I had only drawn out basic shapes of fruit without any details or embellishments, so considering this is my second attempt both at still life (recently) and creating something harmonious instead of haphazard.