Travel guides(Exercise)-part 3

I have made the characters for each city. In the collages I used the Turkish woman’s scarf and Italian woman’s opera mask but I couldn’t find any good item for the Finnish woman’s element so I just draw it.

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Compare these: I am going to use these three characters for my book jackets.

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The Turkish scarf has traditional elements and the Italian opera mask is colourful, but the for the Finnish women I have only drawn one idea.

Then I put the characters on the book jackets and adjust the elements.

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For the font I am going to use Ravie Regular because matches with the rough paintings, collages, handcrafts and the shadows.

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My thoughts are that the backgrounds are too light.

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Suddenly I can’t decide which background is better. I think I better come back to see which one I will choose later.

Using the map of the whole country may make people think that the guide is for the whole country. So I have made the map bigger to highlight the one city.

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For this exercise I need to choose one of them to do a mock-up one. I think I am going to use the Helsinki one to do the mock-up.

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For the back cover, I made a magnifying glass with photoshop to introduce the main context of the book.

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The final work.

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I was struggling this exercise for a long time. I was not confident when I started because my tutor and I were not happy with last series of designs which were of 3 museum posters.

When I was painting  the background the colours were unbalanced from Istanbul, Helsinki to Milan. They were getting darker each time. I tried to use photoshop to make the colour lighter, but it was rough and some bit colours did not look right. I decided to fill the colour by photoshop and finished up with two types of background..

I am not happy with my drawing of the Finnish blini it does’ look like a pancake maybe it looks like a slice of a fruit?

Then I made the handcrafts for the architecture. I haven’t any experience when I was doing the first one, the Milan Duomo. It was just a case of trial and error and I had to change the paper as well . After this the Blue Mosque then Helsinki Cathedral have been better.

I am happy with the characters that I have made, apart from the Finnish girl’s hands pose. Does she look a bit strange?  Then I had some decisions like shall I use their whole bodies or maybe just use part of them? The biggest part of them look like dresses, I just painted them gray which looked very boring (I changed the Finnish girl’s dresses with some red on but I left the two sleeves with dark gray they should be lighter). I have used some colours to convey the local garments, like the Turkish scarf,and the Finnish pattern on the dress and hair band and Italian opera mask. I think I have shown their true nature.

The one way  I didn’t try was that if I had used  gray and black for each countries’ maps and give colours to the other elements. I think I don’t have much time for the rest of the exercises in this assignment so I better go ahead.




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