Senior Portfolio: The Portfolio
So now that all of the branding work is done for my Senior Portfolio class, I’ve been brainstorming and designing for my next project. We need to either buy/customize or create our own physical portfolio (to put our pieces in for display).
I found this one that I think is absolutely beautiful and goes well with the natural theme of my branding, but it’s $182 and I am pretty sure I can make one myself with my own customization for a lot cheaper. SO, with that, I’ve been researching types of wood, types of book binding, hinges, wood burning, veneers, stains, latches etc. and am in progress of creating my own.
First, I researched buying my own bamboo sheets or plywood. I had some samples delivered to my house and they are really beautiful but for the amount I need, also a bit pricey. I’ll have fun making small wood burnings with them, though. I decided on 1/4” mahogany plywood for the covers, bought a nice piece from Home Depot and had it delivered to my home. I just went to get it cut, but they didn’t really have the right machinery for making such a precision cut, so needless to say, I need to buy some more. I am a little annoyed, but I’m glad I have pieces to practice on now to test stains, binding and wood burning. Plus, I can probably salvage a bit to make a small wooden sketchbook or a guest book or photo album, so we will see where that takes me. I’ll upload my sketchbook notations when I get the chance to (hopefully) give you a better idea of what I’m doing!
Edited version of the Chayote Squash for turn-in.
Still not 100% sure how I feel about it.
What program are you in? Is it specifically a science illustration art program or did you take that as an optional route? Thanks :)
Hi! I am in the Communication Arts department at Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in Scientific/Preparatory Medical Illustration (which requires a minor in Biology!)
How do fish float?
Senior Portfolio project 2
Digital illustrations, Photoshop CS5
Finished and printed in time for crit today, but still have to make a bunch of corrections for next week’s final turn-in!!
First sample of the leave-behind finished!!! :)
Sneak preview of my test of materials for my leave-behind!!
Now to work on my leave-behind 😀
…which I have an idea for but am not sure if I can pull off by Tuesday with the rest of this work ;_;
New fish friend (aka Trevor) for my “How Do Fish Swim/Float?” educational poster project! :D
Your illustration is wonderful. Are you being commissioned by people to illustrate active (i.e. Unpublished) research? If so I would be careful; stealing of intellectual property does happen in academia/medical research, and your commissioners may not appreciate results being prematurely broadcast. If that's not how it works (I've never hired someone to illustrate my work), then carry on with your lovely art!
Hello anon! I do reserve all rights (contractually) to the images for this commission but you’re right, I probably shouldn’t have this much of the actual research posted on my blog (especially pre-publication). I didn’t tag it except for #sciill because it was only put up to show my progress, but I guess whoever runs scientificillustration is following me?? I’ll check in with the people I’m working with. Thanks for the heads up!
Senior Portfolio project 2 sneak preview