“People usually think of leopards in the savannas of Africa but in the Russian Far East, a rare subspecies has adapted to life in the temperate forests that make up the northern-most part of the species’ range. Similar to other leopards, the Amur leopard can run at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. This incredible animal has been reported to leap more than 19 feet horizontally and up to 10 feet vertically.
The Amur leopard is solitary. Nimble-footed and strong, it carries and hides unfinished kills so that they are not taken by other predators. It has been reported that some males stay with females after mating, and may even help with rearing the young. Several males sometimes follow and fight over a female. They live for 10-15 years, and in captivity up to 20 years. The Amur leopard is also known as the Far East leopard, the Manchurian leopard or the Korean leopard.” (WWF)
Unfortunately, Amur Leopards are critically endangered. Humans have pushed further with their livestock into the Amur Leopard’s habitat. Amur Leopards are one of the rarest big cats in the world with an estimated 60 solitary individuals left in the wild.
Net neutrality is on the verge of being taken away from us.
Everyone who is able to express how they feel on this should! We can all make a difference, we have the tools!
Finally got to see the quality of these stickers, and they’re pretty nice so i will be ordering more and in different colors so I can start making sticker packs . All the white parts are transparent and they are glossy in direct light.
My next goal is to make assorted color pins, maybe the same design just in different colors or maybe different designs entirely.
This week, I decided to step back from my personal project and do a new kind of poster. This poster was a fun quick advertisement poster I made for Vaseline. I practiced typography by hand drawing the type. This was made traditionally, with pen and marker. I wanted to illustrate that Vaseline is actually “Good Stuff”, it was multifunctional, and a good product. Putting the hand and the finger acts as an element to juxtapose and play with the actual vaseline, as if someone is about to stick their finger in it. So in a way, this does stick with my poster theme, but helps me explore advertisement as well.
At the moment still narrowing down the name of my brand because I want to be 100% but I haven’t stopped creating some designs I wish to make into stickers and or shirts etc. I will continue to brainstorm until I have a name and figure out how or some way to physically get designs out.
I have decided on the first topic of my poster, and because I want to make posters on controversial relevant topic, I decided to tackle the ERA aka the equal rights act. I will be adapting the Russian Constructivist movement that I learned from ComD History, but with a modern, more minimalistic approach, much like the style of the Harry Potter posters by the Designer Group: MinaLima. I really like their unique poster design and subtle Russian constructivist techniques. Now I will incorporate that style and bust out the first poster. (more…)
Personal Project: Comic Book One Shot
My personal project will be creating my own comic book. I am planning on creating 5-7 chapters. This comic book will be based on a story I wrote in my senior year of high school. Which was based off a series of dreams I had when I was 14. This story will contain a compelling plot with characters who are very easy to understand but, have complex personalities. I will achieve this goal by writing a story using my past experiences, observations, and the dreams that inspired me. I will also design very likable characters and appealing back rounds. My goal will be to use this story to jump start an expanded universe which I could use to make my own series of comic books. Hopefully the stories I write could one day inspire a new generation of people and allow them to live a better life.