Step 2: Gathering Assets
Armed with my newly chosen theme of "my personal journey in the traditional arts" I begin by assessing the major keystones I wanted to cover within my magazine, which was: The introduction into traditional arts, learning the fundamentals, and then the development of my style over time. This lead me to realize that I wanted to focus on texture, light & shadows, and layering for the actual visuals of the spread. Also with the integration of real works that I did throughout the years stemming from my childhood until now.
Using my Canon camera, I captured images of my artwork, ripped paper, and sketchbook paper texture. I imported these pictures to Adobe Photoshop where I would modify & remove the background of each shot. I also began to create any digital assets I needed on Adobe Illustrator.