Sorry mom, but I designed my first tattoo! I chose this assignment because I love tattoos in general and I’ve always wanted to design my own, but I’m not an artsy person. I also think that tattoos are a great way to express yourself and it’s a different form of art. It took me forever to design my own tattoo, but once I had an idea it became a lot easier. You’re probably thinking, “wow another mountain and sky tattoo, so basic.” That’s what I thought as well, but the more I added to the tattoo the more I began to love it.
Each one of the images in this work has a different significance. The night atmosphere represents my introvert side of my personality. When I’m with people I don’t know very well I can be calm and quiet like the night. The stars however, represent my extroverted side. My reasoning behind this was that stars are known for shining and when I’m around people I know very well I tend to stand out more. The moon represents positivity because even in the darkest times the moon gives off light throughout the night. Lastly, the mountains display adventure and the act of being grounded.
The second part of this assignment was to pick various effects and colors to change the mood of the design. I picked four different effects. The first effect I enjoyed because it had hints of colors within it and since the picture is already dark I thought it could bring some positivity. The second effect made it seem more galactic and gave it a ‘dreamer’ aesthetic. The third effect is very subtle. It gives the impression that the stars are giving off a radiant light because of the contrast and the white border surrounding the mountain and the sky. The last effect made the design more dramatic. It gave the image a darker aesthetic.
I have broken the steps of this assignment into three parts. Part 1 is making the tattoo, part 2 is applying the effects, and part 3 is creating a collage. If you would like to recreate this design I have posted the instructions below.
Part 1: Tats
Step 1: Go to Tattoo Font Maker and select the tab that says, Tattoo Builder.
Step 3: Here you will find several different catergories, select the one that says, stars. Once in that catergory look for the star in the 5th row, 3rd column and insert it into the canvas.
Part 2: Effects
Step 1: Go to PicMonkey
Step 1: Go to PhotoMania and select the ‘Start Creating Effects’ Icon
Step 3: Save your photo by clicking on the download button above the canvas
Step 1: Go to the Playstore or Apple store and download Prisma
Step 3: Click the finished button and it’ll take you to this page. Select the download icon.
Step 4: Repeat Step 2 and 3. For step 2 select the Warm Stones affect instead.
Part 3: Collage
Step 1: Go to BeFunky and select the collage maker tab
Step 2: Upload your pictures by selecting the computer icon
Step 3: Delete the extra cells by clicking on them and selecting ‘Delete Cell’ from the pop-up
Step 4: To avoid having your collage look like the image below, go to the layouts icon on the far left side. Scroll down and select the ‘Grid’ option,
Step 4: Select the layout with the four squares.
Step 5: To save your work select the Save button on the top of the website
Link to assignment is tagged above in ‘Design Assignment #1’