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  • salsa
    Reply to Can someone help me with this design?
    salsa
    A book? There's hundreds. People spend years studying this and trying to figure it out. Not sure it can just be learned in a book (although a lot of books will advertise themselves to do that).
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    salsa
    Agreed with the above points. Also, to me, it feels a little amateurish to go straight for the fortune 500 companies rather than starting with the little guys. A start up is very unlikely to get work...
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    salsa
    Sounds like the first thing you need to do is some more broad research to see what information is out there that you could write your essay on. Try the web, of course, but also go to the library and browse...
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    The logo looks a little like the web ten years ago when bevel and emboss were used a lot, so if you're a web designer and developer it makes you look behind the times. Take a look at current logo design...
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    Maybe start with not using Photoshop to create logos.
    If you are using Illustrator, don't rely on the bevel and extrude function to give you adequate shading. If you look at that in wireframe, what...
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  • The road... from sketch to final

    I was looking through my bookmarks (some day I must organize these!) for a blog site I came across on drawing that I thought would be great to share. No luck -- but I did come across this series about drawing by James McMullan. Amazing stuff.

    Hope you guys enjoy it:
    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/category/line-by-line/
    Last edited by Bob; 04-20-2012, 03:01 PM.

  • #2
    Very nice!!!
    "Go ahead, make your logos in PS. We charge extra money to redraw your logo into vector art so it can be printed on promotional product. Cha CHING! " - CCericola

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    • #3
      Great article
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      • #4
        One of my favourite extracts from James McMullan's drawing 'lesson' #1:

        I confess that much contemporary drawing disappoints me for its lack of risk and immediacy. It often seems like the product of a too premeditated and too lengthy process of refinement. Part of this may be the influence of the computer and the surface perfection that it achieves so easily; geometrically pure shapes, even textures, clear colors.

        Another source of this arid quality may be attributable to the use of photography as a drawing shortcut. Photography as a source for subject matter has opened many amazing possibilities in 20th and 21st century art, but when it is used as a tracing or projecting tool in order to circumvent the difficulties of achieving correct proportion, the resulting art is often static and lifeless.

        Drawing is a process of engagement for the artist, a period of both time and struggle that pulls the artist deeply and intensely into his subject and his ideas. Projecting a photograph in order to give you a perfect drawing of your subject has robbed you of all the imperfect yet more interesting drawings you might have made.

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        • #5
          It's good to read an article about traditional methods of illustration and design. My graphic design work is done primarily on a computer. I paint and draw, but that is my other life. This article is inspiring me to combine the fine art and graphic design. Thanks for sharing!

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          • #6
            Awesome... that is Graphic Art!

            And who said traditional Illustration wasn't being use anymore?
            "After all is said and done, more is said than done."
            Aesop

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