Finding Inspiration From Environment

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A presentation by Nick La - at FOWD New York 2008.

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  • by Nick La 1
  • 2
  • New Work #1 3
  • Abstract Phoenix 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • The Process 7
  • Abstract Outline of the Phoenix Body 8
  • Wing 9
  • Another Wing 10
  • 11
  • Feathers 12
  • 13
  • Phoenix Back 14
  • 15
  • Over-sized Feather 16
  • 17
  • 18
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  • DNA Helix 20
  • Dandelion 21
  • 22
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  • Leaf and Buttery Wing Patterns 26
  • Final Sketch 27
  • Pen Tool 28
  • Final Outline Art 29
  • Load Color Swatches 30
  • Adobe - kuler ColourLovers http://kuler.adobe.com http://colourlovers.com 31
  • Color Comp: Early Stage 32
  • Final Color Comp 33
  • Added the Feathers 34
  • Added Sky Background 35
  • Brush Up in Photoshop 36
  • Particle Eects 37
  • Blur Some Elements 38
  • New Work #2 39
  • Abstract Peacock 40
  • 41
  • 42
  • 43
  • The Process 44
  • Random Drawing 45
  • Idea Popped: Peacock 46
  • 47
  • Peacocks Feather 48
  • Peacocks Back 49
  • 50
  • Flower Petal Patterns 51
  • Roosters Feathers 52
  • Snake Tail 53
  • Fireworks 54
  • Final Sketch 55
  • Color Comp #1 56
  • Inspiration: Bag 57
  • Patchwork Style 58
  • Close-Up 59
  • Color Comp #2 60
  • Illustrator: Final Color Comp 61
  • Photoshop: Early Stage 62
  • Final: Grungy Eects 63
  • Where to nd inspiration? AND How to keep yourself fresh? 64
  • Inspiration is everywhere in your daily life Everything we see or use has a design (newspapers, TV ads, clothes, accessories, signs...) Almost everything in nature has a pattern (owers, animal skins, rocks, plants...) Pay more attention and look closer 65
  • Places I go: Book Store / Coffee Shop (Starbucks) Shopping Center / Mall Art Supply Store Contemporary Art Gallery 66
  • Gift Bags 67
  • 68
  • Cards 69
  • Carpet 70
  • Couch 71
  • Scarf 72
  • Shirt 73
  • Hoodie 74
  • 75
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  • Craft Papers 77
  • 78
  • Notepads 79
  • Painting 80
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  • Sculpture 83
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  • How to avoid copying? 85
  • How to avoid copying? 1 Look into the detail 2 Mix & match 86
  • 1. Look Into The Detail 87
  • Octopus 88
  • Tentacle 89
  • Tentacle (formed by the suckers) 90
  • Abstract Tentacle 91
  • 92
  • The Sucker 93
  • Various Sucker Forms 94
  • Suckers Within the Sucker 95
  • Horizontal Pattern 96
  • 2. Mix & Match 97
  • Final Design Inspiration Sources 98
  • Zoom In 99
  • Pattern Elements 100
  • 101
  • Conclusion Pay attention to your environment Look into the detail Learn and adapt Be creative. Dont Copy! 102

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