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Premonition

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 10:22 PM


Every have the feeling that things are spiraling out control and that feeling of free-fall in in your gut and won't go way?

pre·mo·ni·tion
ˌprēməˈniSHən,ˌprem-/
noun
noun: premonition; plural noun: premonitions
a strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant.

I've had some unfortunate dealings with premonitions over the course of my life.
I've always had a strong sense of déjà vu, sometimes even able to start predicting what's about to happen and pinpoint when things change. It's never been accompanied with that sense of dread.... They tend to hit me like that hot rush of needles on the skin and brain of "oh shit, I know something just went very wrong and I don't know if I can fix it and I think it's my fault" Yeah, that awful feeling is what's not leaving me alone right now. I got news that a really good job opportunity passed me by this morning and now I can't shake this sense of dread. I felt it even before I opened the damn email. Just like I knew before walking into the last job I had, only to be told the store was being closed. I can think back on many insistence over my life... the thought "oh gods, he has a kid" before Jer told me about his daughter, the sense of dread at Vince having tummy surgery that nearly killed him, each time before the car acted funny and then left me stranded. These are just the ones in recent memory....Why the hell can I predict the lottery or something useful!!??

School may no longer be an option as they are now messing with my financial aid and trying to get me to pay out of pocket for the balance of some quarters. Which I was told would be balanced out by the quarters I had a surplus from my financial aid...turns out that was a bold faced lie. And I'm still having issues with that one professor, even though I'm doing my damnedest to meet her wildly off standards.

Right now I just want this feeling to pass without any further bad coming my way...




  • Mood: Nervous
Historical Period based Business Card by BelovedUnderwing
Historical Period based Business Card
History and Analysis of Design | G132

I was kind of stuck at first one which time period I wanted to work in. I have a deep love of the Renaissance, from the art to the music to the modern reenactments that I attend every year here in Ohio. I also have a fascination with the Medieval Era. So I was a
little torn on which way to run with this. I really liked the suggestion of the Medieval Tournament Days as well as the Shakespeare Theater Festival. Since I couldn’t decide right away, I started researching both to see which offered the better photos and fonts.
After about a hour of photo searching and reading, it became clear that the Medieval Tourny was going to be the best choice as I had found an abundance of knights in full regalia in medieval reenactment jousts and even a grand melee or two. I used deviantART as my main resource for free stock photographs with 300ppi or higher. Next I started hunting down fonts that might work out. I wanted something that had an illuminated manuscript feel, but still be legible, which is trickier than it sounds. I went looking on 1001 Fonts and used the medieval search category, while looking for the free for commercial use only. Some of the fonts I found, I already have on my computer, some were new and I wanted to try out. So now that I had my theme picked out, I set my time-frame for the 1400’s. While technically this is the end of the Gothic period and the start or the early Renaissance, I feel it’s a good blend of the two and the illuminated manuscripts from that time seem to drawn me in the most. I wanted to use these as a basis for my card design. The elaborate boarders with one main focal for the background image, with bold initials and smaller subtext.

As I was trying to create this card, the boarders I mentioned, were becoming a right pain, having to try and recreate them in Photoshop. I ditched the idea after I enlarged the photo of the knight on house back and really liked the look. I overlapped the text more and made it look more like the gold leaf used on the illuminations. Keeping the first letter oversize and different from the smaller text was also a direct pull from the illuminations I was looking at. The fonts I used came from 1001 Fonts and the image is a stock photo taken by ArtistAtPlay. The end result is a blend of old world and modern tourism.
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Baskerville two page spread by BelovedUnderwing
Baskerville two page spread

History and Analysis of Design | G132     

The purpose of this two page layout is to provide information and history surrounding the type designer John Baskerville. This spread could be found in a variety of print publications ranging from historical documentaries, typography history and beginnings, museum pamphlet or with some alterations, on a website dealing with the same topics. This is targeted at graphic designers, lovers of typography or history, students and anyone wishing to know more about John Baskerville.

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Book Cover creation for school by BelovedUnderwing
Book Cover creation for school

History and Analysis of Design | G132

To create a cover for a book or magazine with some kind of nationalistic style or socially relevant theme or message. I chose the book “the Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck, as it’s within the time frame stated as well and both a nationalistic and socially relevant theme from the Great Depression era America and today. The style that caught my eye was Suprematism, so I wanted to try and take an American bent to this style. Granted I didn’t want to use the inconsistent typesetting, so I kept the type to a minimum, using Gill Sans and Futura. I used the photo of Florence Owens Thompson, taken by Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, as my main image. The novel and the photo are two of the most iconic works to come out of the Great Depression.

My grandmother was born in 1932, from her I’ve learned a great deal about life for a family of 11, nine children, who all survived, and of times during the Great Depression, of how her mother and father got by and managed to raise her and all of my great aunts and uncles. All of whom I’ve had the chance to meet before some of their passing. My grandmother is one of the driving forces in my life, she helped raised me. I know about her early life and how different it is today. I think others should learn about that point in American history.
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Art Nouveau poster for school by BelovedUnderwing
Art Nouveau poster for school
History and Analysis of Design | G132

I went with Art Nouveau for my poster. This is promoting the Shakespeare Festival’s one night only production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It seems a fitting play for Art Nouveau. I adore this play and since it getting close to Ohio's Renaissance Festival's opening weekend, I'm getting ready to reprise my role as Titania, the Faerie Queen. I play her every year at ORen with my fiance as Oberon, the Faerie King. We are volunteer cast and I hand out wishes to the kids that come and say "Hi". I originally intended to illustrate this poster digitally, but I just didn’t have the time. So you get markers and color pencil with text done digital. I drew the pieces separately and assembled them in Photoshop, adding the text last. I’ve pretty pleased with the end result. I may, later when I have the time, go back and do this right and illustrate the whole thing in Adobe…when I’ve got a few days to spare that is.

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Premonition

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 10:22 PM


Every have the feeling that things are spiraling out control and that feeling of free-fall in in your gut and won't go way?

pre·mo·ni·tion
ˌprēməˈniSHən,ˌprem-/
noun
noun: premonition; plural noun: premonitions
a strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant.

I've had some unfortunate dealings with premonitions over the course of my life.
I've always had a strong sense of déjà vu, sometimes even able to start predicting what's about to happen and pinpoint when things change. It's never been accompanied with that sense of dread.... They tend to hit me like that hot rush of needles on the skin and brain of "oh shit, I know something just went very wrong and I don't know if I can fix it and I think it's my fault" Yeah, that awful feeling is what's not leaving me alone right now. I got news that a really good job opportunity passed me by this morning and now I can't shake this sense of dread. I felt it even before I opened the damn email. Just like I knew before walking into the last job I had, only to be told the store was being closed. I can think back on many insistence over my life... the thought "oh gods, he has a kid" before Jer told me about his daughter, the sense of dread at Vince having tummy surgery that nearly killed him, each time before the car acted funny and then left me stranded. These are just the ones in recent memory....Why the hell can I predict the lottery or something useful!!??

School may no longer be an option as they are now messing with my financial aid and trying to get me to pay out of pocket for the balance of some quarters. Which I was told would be balanced out by the quarters I had a surplus from my financial aid...turns out that was a bold faced lie. And I'm still having issues with that one professor, even though I'm doing my damnedest to meet her wildly off standards.

Right now I just want this feeling to pass without any further bad coming my way...




  • Mood: Nervous

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Lil-Neko-mimi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love your work! The clothes, the jewelry, everything! I wish I was talented enough to make some of those outfits, but then again fabric and I don't get along. lol Yasuko Takasu (Fangirling) [V1] 
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BelovedUnderwing Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aww :aww: Thank you very much!
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Anytime and love your Customize clothing work :) 
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NalinaRoseStudio Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:squee: Thanks so much for the Added to my devWatch! . Love your costumes!
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BelovedUnderwing Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
:aww:
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magic-needle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the birthday gifties!  You're sweet.  :D
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BelovedUnderwing Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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nomokis Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Hey!  I'm the unicorn lady you met at the Ren Fest today.  :)  I'm uploading pictures as we speak, so come and check out the pictures we got with you two!
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BelovedUnderwing Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's always wonderful to get to meet another fantasy loving costumer! Do you think there will another trip to ORen in you future this year?
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nomokis Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Oh, yes!  I'll definitely be there on the 21st, and might be there the 28th (the day before my birthday!) as well.  :)  Will you be there either weekend?  It'd be great to chat some more.  :)  I was thoroughly impressed by your costumes!
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