Story, art, and design is created by me. For my senior capstone project at CSUEB.
How it was made
For my Senior Project, I wanted to create something that collaborates my illustration skills and graphic design skills. I created a short story named "Bloom" Which is about self-growth, love and female empowerment. The story, art, logo and text choice are created/selected by me. The final project is published on 5 16 X 20 Canvas prints.
For the first step I had to create a concept and write many notes and sketch thumbnails of character designs and the story itself.
For the next step I sketched out all 5 pages and then scanned them onto my computer.
I created a template in Illustrator for the canvas wrap. I then start painting the picture in grayscale.
I then add color to the grayscale painting so I can change the color if needed without changing the picture itself.
In InDesign, I create a file for the page. I add the story text, image and Logo together. I also select what font will look best for the body text. I decided to pick a serif text (as you will see at the bottom) because I felt that it looked best for a story.
I then did a little DIY and created my own canvas prints. I printed large scale posters scored, cut and wrapping them around canvas with matte ModPodge and staples. I did this to all 5 pages. To my astonishment, the measurements came out correct for all 5 canvases.
I did the process 5 times and it resulted in this! 5 16x 20 canvases.