STOP Gun Violence

This is a project/booklet I designed in 2010 when I was still a student at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. I chose the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (www.bradycampaign.org/)  and created a booklet that was  designed to make an impact, grab attention and give important information; crucial facts and how to help . Due to so many recent events of violence, I decided to post this. As a designer I like to mix textures, hand drawn vectors, and photography. The color yellow was inspired from the movie Kill Bill, (although here it doesn’t show up as bright). I tried to avoid typical black or red color on the background. On a personal note let’s hope things will change  S O O N. Let’s pray for those that need it the most. (Photography Credits Getty Images)

 

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A beautiful thought on love

Sandra Morales. 2012

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”  ― Pablo Neruda100 Love Sonnets

Advanced Illustrator

Illustration Sandra Morales. 2011

This illustration is based on the short story for kids Allison’s Alligator by S. E. Schlosser. I did this for my final project in my Advanced Illustrator class. We had to choose a short story  and draw/illustrate a specific ‘scene’ (not sure this is the right term) of the story. Quite a challenge. I don’t consider myself an illustrator. I knew it was going to be hard, because with illustration there are so many details. For projects like this, you need to practice, practice, practice; and have lots of patience. You also need to love what you do. I do love using Illustrator, and I did learn new things in this class. This is an ‘old’ project, created in 2011. Not all details are perfect, but for me, I did improve my skills and it reminds me of the things I can create with dedication, patience, and love.

Same subject different approach

Painting digitally is not something I do often. In my advanced Illustrator class we learned how to use the Bristle and the Blub brush. Our subject matter had to be a fruit and since I like drawing pears, not sure why, I decided to use a pear. Here is the original photo that I took from google search as a reference.

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And here as the results of both types of brushes. 

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Illustration S.Morales

It takes many ‘layers’ to do this, plus some extra patience. The left image is the Bristle brush, and the right image the Blub brush. I also did use the same pear concept and did another digital illustration but now in Photoshop and this time I didn’t have a reference. Remember I said I draw pears from time to time? Well, I just started drawing. 

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by Sandra Morales. 2011

This one created in PSD, has different textures. Which one do you like best?