Introducing Our Newest Featured Writer: Elisha-Rio Apilado
About school, school will forever keep me busy, and I like that. I put school first more than anything or anybody. I put art first, so yeah, I’ve been slacking in my Geometry class, but I’m back on ground with it. The projects in my art class are just more important to me because they are the building blocks of my portfolio. I find the critiques we do in class so helpful, even if the comments are nit-picky or harsh, they help out greatly. You’ve got to learn how to handle critiques, even if you don’t agree with them. You’ve got to be open-minded and take in all suggestions to its fullest and take it into consideration, because it’ll help you not only in your creative process, but also as a person.
I think I’ve found my calling when it comes to graphic design. We just recently finished a book design cover project in my Digital Illustration class. I’ve grown so fond of that class, working on Illustrator with the pen tool (although I need to work on my color/mesh/gradient skills). I have never been so excited to do a project like this before. The whole process of creating a design that’ll ‘sell’ to people and make them want to hear the music or read the book. I like to analyze the meaning of words, lyrics and such so this is why I loved doing this project.
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