Sunday, December 23, 2012

CREATING AN ILLUSTRATION OF A SNOWMAN IN MS WORD


MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 47

TITLE:   CREATING AN ILLUSTRATION OF A SNOWMAN IN MS WORD   

TYPE:    FINE ART - DIGITAL DRAWING

I have created a complete picture of a snowman in snowy winter background with the MS Word Drawing program and the result you can see below. I used the Curve line tool to create this drawing and make use of the options on the Drawing Toolbar to create the effects. When trying to complete a pictorial artwork in MS Word, I often encounter difficulty in creating the background. Nevertheless, don’t let this difficulty dampens your interest because if you stretch your imagination far enough, nothing is impossible.
 


 




 


 




Tuesday, December 18, 2012

HOW TO DRAW A SNOWMAN IN MS WORD


MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 46

TITLE:   HOW TO DRAW A SNOWMAN IN MS WORD   

TYPE:    CLIP ART

Clip art images are small size pictures that can be easily added to the document. They can either be JPEG, Vector or other formats. The purpose of adding clip art images into the document is to illustrate or enhance its appearance. There are many ways to obtain clip art images but have you ever tried creating clip art images on your own with the word processor? Images created in MS Word are vector graphics and they are saved as DOC files. Many of the drawing projects featured on my blog can actually be used as clip art images. Here is a simple drawing project and I hope readers can try it out, that is drawing a snowman in MS Word. First, draw a picture of the snowman on a piece of paper. This practice enables you to know the details of the subject well. Later on, you can proceed to draw it on the computer using your creativity.

         Use only the Curve line tool to draw the picture of the snowman. I love to use the Curve line tool to draw organic shape objects because the results will be quite natural. Start by drawing three round shapes of different sizes. Then, create the details for the head. After that, complete the details for the body. Finally, fill the shapes with colours of your choice.

 
This digital drawing of a snowman was drawn with MS word 2003 Drawing program.

THE DISSECTED DRAWING:

 

A total of 36 drawing objects were created to form the picture of the snowman.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

DESIGNING A LABEL IN MS WORD


MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 45

TITLE:   DESIGNING A LABEL IN MS WORD   

TYPE:    GRAPHIC DESIGN

Packaging design is a part of graphic design. Since jam is usually bottled, a label is usually pasted on the bottle.  Before you start doing the label, you’ll have to create an image for the illustration. The image of the durian was used for this project. Next, I used the image of the flying goose for the company’s logo. Still remember the flying goose in Project No. 22?  In a label design, the logo and brand name (trademark) are usually positioned at the top part. But sometimes, they can also be placed at the centre or at the bottom. Finally, use WordArt to create the lettering or typeface of your choice. For smaller letters, use the Textbox. This drawing project can also be done in the older versions. Here is an example of a label created in MS Word.


THE ILLUSTRATION
 


THE LOGO / SYMBOL
 
 
THE LABEL
In addition, don’t forget to draw the jam bottle so that you can paste the label onto it. This will give you an idea how the label really looks like on the product. The bottle was created with Rounded Rectangle, Trapezoid, Freeform and Arc. Here is an example of the jam bottle (with jam in it) which is viewed at eye-level.
 
THE JAM BOTTLE
 
THE PRODUCT
 

THE VISUAL / PRESENTATION DRAWING

Presentation drawing or visual is also an important part of the graphic design process. It gives the client an impression of how the design would look like on the product in reality.