Independent Project #4


JAN. 10, 2018 — digital

This was another independent project wherein we could choose our own subject.

I've been wanting to make stickers for a while, and so this time I decided to go ahead and do it. I first sketched out a few ideas on paper, but then I decided that I wanted to do this project digitally. I took a picture of my sketches and used a program called ArtRage to trace over the lines in black. It took a bit of getting used to, but once I got going on the tablet it became much easier. After drawing out the lines, I colored each sticker and then I resized them and moved them around to fit on the page better. I chose to use a lot of muted colors, which I like in the end—I think that they turned out well, and the stickers look nice on the page together. Once I was done drawing all of the stickers that I planned out, I printed them on sticker paper.

I had fun with this project. I was happy to be doing something that I've been thinking about for a while, and so that urged me to finish this project pretty quickly. My favorite part is probably how flat the colors are—drawing traditionally makes it, for me, more difficult to achieve even colors and tones. However, it being digital eliminated this problem. I also think that I made good use of color and that I chose good tones for each sticker; they are pretty distinct, but they don't clash. One thing that I really liked about working digitally is that I could zoom in really closely to be able to add small details which would've been harder to do had I not had the ability to zoom. Overall, I had fun with this project and I'm pleased with the outcome.