For this piece I created the image below using Illustrator. I started from a picture I took of my keys and created a two dimensional artwork and used the 3d Extrude and Bevel Effect to render a three dimensional representation. I used Map Art to cover the three dimensional objects with artwork that I had created and turned into symbols. I would say that the hardest part of this undertaking would have been creating the clasp. My computer seem to freeze up every time I tried to apply the map art in a realistic fashion. I really enjoyed creating the key chain. As an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, I felt I had to represent!
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So I am working on a self-portrait for illustration. I used a collaboration of mediums including pencil drawing, water-color, colored pencils and oil pastels. I feel the mix media captures the nature of my exuberant personality. Naturally I am quite … Continue reading