This semester at school as officially kicked my butt!  I took both Photoshop and Illustrator in the same term — talk about confusing. Just when I think I know what I’m doing I find out I’m wrong.  I keep looking for tools in Photoshop that are only in Illustrator – and vice versa.  Ahhh well, that’s all part of learning right?

So I’m heading into Finals Week and still have another few hours of homework to tackle before I can go to bed tonight.  But figured I’d share my final Illustrator project here in the meantime.  It’s a magazine cover design for the school creative magazine that’s published once a year and includes poetry, illustrations and creative writing from students. Obviously the title is “Expressions.” The cover and divider pages are designed by students as well.  Not that I expect to win or anything – but the professor had us create a cover for entry as our final project.

It took me WAY too long.  And this is actually the 4th rendition. The first 3 just didn’t do it for me.  This one isn’t fabulous and there are things I’d definitely change (lots of things) — but I had to call it done and move on. Truthfully, I should have called it done 3 hours ago!