Thursday, April 30, 2009


This is the finished product. I wanted to represent the telekinesis portion of Fatima's personality with all of the circles. I tried really hard to stay away from neons, and i think i succeeded. Fatima said she likes graphic retro art, so this was my first attempt at that style. I like it!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

For real.

Ok so we are doing an abstract portrait on someone in the class. My project is on Fatima. She likes graphic, retro art, would be a cheetah, and is an aries. she would like to have telekenesis. i've figured out through the course of this project so far, that sometimes you have to make things that you don't like. I REALLY wanted to put neon colors in this, but they are Fatima's least favorite colors. Anyway, this is it so far!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


We're doing a caricature of a teacher. I chose to do mine on Louise Captein, my painting teacher. Currently in her class I am exploring the works and techniques of Van Gogh, so I decided to turn her portrait into a Van Gogh style painting. This is the finished product!

I put a tulip in her hand because Louise is from the Netherlands. Holland is stereotyped with tulips and windmills, and she told me that she lived the stereotypical Dutch life. As a child she used to clean tulip bulbs to send to America, so I thought that would be appropriate. I used a swirly background and tried to incorporate as many colors as I could to copy Van Gogh's style.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Self Portrait

I started out changing the hue of the original photo to red. Then I made layers and erased pieces with different opacities. I wanted the paisley pattern to show through and I wanted to show different layers of images. I made a background underneath all of the layers and used the wacom tablet and the eraser tool to write in the lyrics and lines of my life. I wanted to use quotes that describe me to make it more personal.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


This is the logotype I ended up with. I'm Shanelle Lynne Lewis. I'm used to using a different signature, but a little change never hurt anybody. This logotype kind of reminds me of JRR Tolkien's signature in the Lord Of The Rings books, which I love. The double L's were a little confining at first, but ended up making a nice rectangular box. I like what I have done, even if it's not what I'm used to. Maybe I'll actually use this in the future.