Alien Project – Skate Deck
As part of the alien project I created a skate deck design in Illustrator. Started off with a bunch of ideas, creating my logo as well as the brand name and deciding on the colors which was also tied in with the style guide I posted a while earlier.
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Creating the logo:
Changing the logo up a bit as it didn’t turn out right:
I then started to take a look at my hand sketches, as the hand will also be the sculpture I will soon be posting up. I started to trace out one of my sketches in Illustrator…
After tracing out the hand, I put in quite some time adjusting it and applying certain effects to get a certain look.
At this point, I inserted the hand trace to the center of the skate deck, added my name and ‘Enix’ (my brand name) on the deck and and started working around it. I already had designated colors to use according to my style guide. Some of these images have minor changes which might not be that noticeable. I went back and forth quite a few times to adjust the hand.
This was followed by adding a few Photoshop brushes to the edges and on the hand as well, which I had quite a few to pick from. I arranged them in a way I thought they would look interesting.
An image of the walking strip on a treadmill was used as the background texture. Finally, I added a few effects to the hand, a radial gradient to the entire board and it was good to go!
Final result (which was to be printed):
Here’s a few pics of the skate deck after I got my design printed out and mounted!! The only thing that didn’t quite turn out right was how the logo doesn’t seem to blend in well with the hand. Still a bit rough on the edges…
Posted on April 18, 2012, in Photoshop / Illustrator / Print, Sketching for Communication and tagged aamir, aamir raza, adobe illustrator logo, adobe photoshop, alien project, arts, cs5, design, digital, digital media, digital media arts, dma, dma alien project, dma179, dma179 alien project, edit, hand sketch, hand trace, illustrator cs5, illustrator logo, logo creation, logo screenshot, media, media arts, multi-media, multimedia, multimedia design, printout, skate deck, skate deck concept, skate deck logo, skate deck print, skate deck screen, sketch, sketching. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.