Sunday, September 20, 2009

Kyle Kortvely and Brittany Howard - Image Manipulation - Final Student Project - cc - not for commercial use

Our goal for this project was to make a striking and powerful image. We didn’t want to go with anything too traditional, or something that felt like a painted mural. We picked images of strong Indians, and wanted to highlight them the most in the image. We used the cut out filter to make the images seem strong, and edgy. The background is a picture of a creek. It’s symbolizing that the Seminole Indians are descendants of the Creek Nation, and their love of nature.

We manipulated the background to keep with the bold imagery. The red, yellow, black, and white theme keeps with the colors of the Seminole Indian logo. We added the feathers for another design element, and circled them around the main Indian’s head to reflect the circle used in their logo. The feathers are our vector shapes.

For our process, we did a lot of research on the Seminole Indians, mainly with their website as the most informational source. We wanted to make sure the information we got was from their culture, and not another Indian culture. We made several concepts, some traditional, and some not. We got all the images from Getty. For the feathers, we got images of a regular feather, and used the pen tool to trace it inside Illustrator.

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