During this design unit, we were tasked with building light boxes of a place that we could no longer go to or missed during the pandemic. I chose to do the Sambro Island Lighthouse because of the gorgeous island that it was on.
Throughout the course of this unit, I think that my biggest success was learning how to use the basics of both pages and illustrator whilst building my light box. Most of the project was made on Adobe, we imported icons from the Noun Project as shapes for our lightbox. We would change the colors of the borders of these icons in order to create different effects for the laser cut piece.
In the process, I also developed some artistic skills like using tape in order to paint more accurately like we did during a small side project, making dad joke cards.
A few things that I would change would be my use of the tape. For the background, I failed to cut the tape accurately and it resulted in me not having the clouds and birds that I hoped to make. I would also add more pieces and layers because the LED was pretty obvious and I think that I would be able to achieve a better aesthetic look to it if I covered it up.
For future students, I would advise them to only add one layer of paint because the layers may not fit back if the paint is to thick.
I think that, overall, my project turned out pretty much how I wanted it to, I would definitely rework and add one or two more layers if I had the chance to but I’m happy about how my layers turned out.