CollegeShaken, not stirred

I’m not really getting the hang of this blogging everyday thing… I’ve just blogged 3 times on the same day :S Haha

Anyway… Wednesday is Adobe Illustrator day… and so this is the entry for Wednesday, but on Saturday lol

Our project, the first proper project for Illustrator so far, is to create an instructional illustration; We have to make an A3 sheet of instructions using vectors and mainly the bezier tool… I’ve chosen to do How to make a James Bond Cocktail; shaken, not stirred of course!

I borrowed a cocktail shaker (Martini merchandise too!) from my boss, Ernie, and Sophie from college posed with it so I could take source pictures to place into Illustrator and trace over.

Considering the deadline is a week and a half away… I haven’t got very far, oops!

I’ve done 3 stages of shaking and a vector of pouring the drink (which Bond calls a Vesper – Casino Royale’s Bond girl).


Once again… the vector picture is PANTS… taken on my phone in a rush lol But gives you the general idea of how i’m getting on! Need to sort that right arm out… and also I want to change the glass so that you can see it’s transparent and shows the sleeve through it slightly.

So it’s deffinitely W.I.P (Work in progess)… but the rest of the class have had 2 more lessons than me (1. I was in Portugal, 2. I had an A-Level re-sit for Tech, results 19th March!!!!! *Bites nails*) so I don’t think I’m doing too badly in comparisson πŸ™‚

Update 02.02.09: I did some more work on this project today and once again, a bad quality picture to show (printed off and then scanned in haha) but just a general idea of progress πŸ™‚

Update 03.02.09 – A bit more progress…. I’m starting to think up a more interesting layout, any ideas? I want this to turn out proper swish like James Bond…. so he would be proud lol Oh and need to find a font perfect for the title yet!! :O Its looking better though, would you agree? πŸ™‚ I’m now working on doing my own cocktail glass ‘cos I used live trace at first but have decided I wanna do my own πŸ™‚

Update – 09.02.09 – I spent 5 HOURS working on it today… and its coming along but still need to sort out the arms… and I added a tuxedo affect, but my tutor (quite rightly) said it looks like a propellor (haha) so hoepfully will be able to sort that out too so it looks swish πŸ™‚

Update 11.02.09 – Layout change again… but a bit more to do yet… still lol Have changed to portrait now and added some James Bond theme bits (007 logo)

Update 27.02.09 – FINAL! I handed in the whole project today… including a poster with new and improved tuxedo complete with bow tie πŸ™‚ … Oh, but actually there is one thing I did want to change… the sparkle on the glass!

Click pictures to see bigger πŸ™‚

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