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Day 14…

Day 15

10:20

Todays words…Gaol and Faith!

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Im tired…but gotta go think…again!

11:25

I’m thinking this could be an illustrated piece. Maybe white on black…and very simple!!

12:26

So as I was thinking I was drawing this…

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…its boring!

I think instead I want to draw maybe a famous prisoner. The more I thought about it I reckoned it should be an Irish prisoner, just to tie it in with the fact that the word Gaol is Irish for jail.

So I got myself a little history lesson from some of my classmates and I’ve decided I might try drawing Eamon de Valera!

14:43

So…apparently there are no high res images of De Valera online, which makes it a bit tougher to draw!

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So this is where I’m at…

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The plan is to use De Valeras face and combine it with type. For the type I will use quotes from the man himself!!

Tunes….having a bit of a girly moment and am listening to Adele! :)

15:07

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15:25

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16:05

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I think he’s done…

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…time to get the quotes together!!

16:50

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I’m getting somewhere…very very slowly!

16:58

Just tried this….its very messy looking tho!

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20:33

I’m back and trying to do something with layers. The plan is to create clipping masks for each of the elements of De Valera, merging the text so that it is perfectly aligned and still readable!

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I have this one too…It has an image of his jail cell door in the background, but the opacity is brought down really low.

This is his actual cell!! 170px-Eamon_de_valera_kilmainham_cell

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21:42

Right…so I’m gonna be kicked out of college again, but I think I may be done!!

But first, I thought I’d share this….

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…ha..its like a little book or something! Just thought it was cool! :)

I tried the layer effect and this is what happened…

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…but, because there are so many layers and clipping masks this image will not print well!!

And so…its gonna be either this one…

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or this one…

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Winner:
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00:40

I’m back…..again! Had my image done early today and decided to go visit some friends….oh, shoutout to Twiggy, Breda (Biddy from the stix!) and Lou (Lou from all over!) :)

Afterthoughts: I chose the final image to be the text one because I think its a bit cleaner than the other one! The contrast between the figure and the white background makes this image a bit more striking!!

I’m not going to lie…it was a bit of a boring day…but, it’s over now and tomorrow its day 15!!! Holy Moly!! :)

Tools used: Adobe illustrator