Tuesday, September 9, 2008


This is my final poster with title ''One World One Identity'' which means the set of behavioral or personal characteristics by which an individual is recognizable as a global race. The objective of the poster is to let the audience realize that the ice caps are starting to melt. Not only is it affecting the animals that live there but it will affect us soon, because the sea level is rising. I hope there is still hope in order to prevent the ice caps from melting and for global warming to stop. Therefore, we as a global race must recognize that we do have the power to control the global warming. I use thumbprint to represent the distribution of land and water on the planet. And at the same time the thumbprint represents the hope for singular identity. As we can see, the ratio of the mainland compared to the ocean is getting smaller which caused by global warming


blue ; melting of ice caps / oceans
green ; mainland



i use type tool to insert text


new layer created and i filled up the text box with "stop global warming"


i select all the text and change it into ash color. the word "global warming" seems darken because i bold it


new layer created. i spontaneously create the thumbprint using pen tool without insert any sketches or references


new layer created and again, i use type tool to insert the word "one world one identity". actually i changed the font into rockwell extrabol. but then during the soft copy submission, the adobe illustrator in computer graphic lab cannot read the font and it changed into smaller and unbold. automatically my poster looked worst because it seems like the words did not "timbul"


new layer created and i added an illustration of fingers by using pen tool. i did it spontaneously


new layer created and i insert a quote. the step is same as step 4


finally i filled the spaces with color using live paint bucket



Saturday, August 16, 2008



viva la vida, DONE!


same as step 4. i did not use color effect. i just fill it with different tone of color


i use live paint bucket to color the spaces. just use direct selection tool to specify which area we want to color


again and again, i use pen tool to create the sunlight. new layer created


again, i use pen tool to add up the ice caps. new layer created


i use pen tool. i did it spontaneously

Friday, August 15, 2008


Pffft, finally I am done! AND I hardly get enough sleep AND might look like a panda-zombie with eyebags that are huge AND cute though. Well there's so many 'and' hur lol. Blablabla. Back to the main topic, I didn't insert my sketches as template because I hate to sketch and i'm no good at it. I'm just being honest :P Some ideas just come and I'm sure it seemed convincing at the time. I did this spontaneously and that's why it took me days to finish up this assignment.


Global warming? Melting ice caps? Poor polar bears? Is it true or is it not true that the earth was, for over at least a hundred years (I guess, haha!), much warmer than it is today? It was called the great warm (I may be wrong with the name). Anyway, today we still have polar bears. So all this talk of the polar bears going extinct is pure rubbish. In my opinion, global warming is happening so fast there that once the ice melts they will drop in number very fast, and that can cause extinction. As we all see the picture above, the polar bear is sweating because getting warm and melting of the ice caps caused the polar bear sitting alone under the sunshine (oh snap, pity him/her LOL)


blue ; ice caps
white ; polar bear fur
grey ; shadow of the polar bear
orange ; the sunlight

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Here we go,this is my final sketch. I know it looks weird. But due to the fact i did it rather last minute, which is a product of my own stupidity LOL. Anyways, this symbol represents melting ice cap.


Red : materialistic thoughts. It stimulates metabolism

White : Serious disease. It is like a noise, rather than a set of harmonious tones. Indicates a lack of harmony in the body and mind

Black : Evil, death, ignorance, coldness. It can be depressing

Orange : Warmth

Green : Nature and environment. Envy, greed, constriction and disorder.

Blue : Ice cap, ocean

Brown : Living things


  • Here, cake represents earth. Cake has layers so do earth
  • Icing on top of the cake represents ice which is melting and caused the rising of sea level
  • Cherry represents sun that caused the rising of temperature
  • The plate represents living things surrounded by ignorance, selfish and individualistic people who don't care much about global warming
  • The whipped cream here represent ice berg
pfffttt finally im done with this assignments : 6.11a.m. july 23



Pen tool : Used to draw line (i use this tool often esp the body part) Ellipse tool : Used to draw circle (sun) and oval (plate)
Pencil tool : Used to draw whipped cream


Wrap tool : used to make the icing looks like melting
Direct selection too
: used to drag the sun onto the cake
Line segment tool : used to draw simple line


Live paint bucket : used to color the spaces
Stroke weight : used to bold the outline of the plate





Global warming is the increase in the average measured temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-twentieth century, and its projected continuation.

the observed increase inThe intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) concludes "most of the observed increase in globally averaged temperatures since the mid-twentieth century is very likely due to anthropogenic (man-made) greenhouse gas concentrations" via an enhanced greenhouse effect. Natural phenomena such as solar variation combined with volcanoes probably had a small warming effect from pre-industrial times to 1950 and a small cooling effect from 1950 onward.

These basic conclusions have been endorsed by at least thirty scientific societies and academies of science, including all of the national academies of science of the major industrialized countries. While individual scientists have voiced disagreement with some findings of the IPCC, the overwhelming majority of scientists working on climate change agree with the IPCC's main conclusions.

Climate model projections summarized by the IPCC indicate that average global surface temperature will likely rise a further 1.1 to 6.4 °C (2.0 to 11.5 °F) during the twenty-first century. This range of values results from the use of differing scenarios of future greenhouse gas emissions as well as models with differing climate sensitivity. Although most studies focus on the period up to 2100, warming and sea level rise are expected to continue for more than a thousand years even if greenhouse gas levels are stabilized. The delay in reaching equilibrium is a result of the large heat capacity of the oceans.

Increasing global temperature is expected to cause sea level to rise, an increase in the intensity of extreme weather events, and significant changes to the amount and pattern of precipitation. Other expected effects of global warming include changes in agricultural yields, modifications of trade routes, glacier retreat, species extinctions and increases in the ranges of disease vectors.

Remaining scientific uncertainties include the amount of warming expected in the future, and how warming and related changes will vary from region to region around the globe. Most national governments have signed and ratified the Kyoto Protocol aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but there is ongoing political and public debate worldwide regarding what, if any, action should be taken to reduce or reverse future warming or to adapt to its expected consequences.

sources : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming

MELTING ICE CAP (smaller topic under global warming)

Why are global warming specialists watching the Arctic so closely?

The Arctic is global warming's canary in the coal mine. It's a highly sensitive region, and it's being profoundly affected by the changing climate. Most scientists view what's happening now in the Arctic as a harbinger of things to come.

What kinds of changes are taking place in the Arctic now?

Average temperatures in the Arctic region are rising twice as fast as they are elsewhere in the world. Arctic ice is getting thinner, melting and rupturing. For example, the largest single block of ice in the Arctic, the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf, had been around for 3,000 years before it started cracking in 2000. Within two years it had split all the way through and is now breaking into pieces.

The polar ice cap as a whole is shrinking. Images from NASA satellites show that the area of permanent ice cover is contracting at a rate of 9 percent each decade. If this trend continues, summers in the Arctic could become ice-free by the end of the century.

How does this dramatic ice melt affect the Arctic?

The melting of once-permanent ice is already affecting native people, wildlife and plants. When the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf splintered, the rare freshwater lake it enclosed, along with its unique ecosystem, drained into the ocean. Polar bears, whales, walrus and seals are changing their feeding and migration patterns, making it harder for native people to hunt them. And along Arctic coastlines, entire villages will be uprooted because they're in danger of being swamped. The native people of the Arctic view global warming as a threat to their cultural identity and their very survival.

Will Arctic ice melt have any effects beyond the polar region?

Yes -- the contraction of the Arctic ice cap is accelerating global warming. Snow and ice usually form a protective, cooling layer over the Arctic. When that covering melts, the earth absorbs more sunlight and gets hotter. And the latest scientific data confirm the far-reaching effects of climbing global temperatures.

Rising temperatures are already affecting Alaska, where the spruce bark beetle is breeding faster in the warmer weather. These pests now sneak in an extra generation each year. From 1993 to 2003, they chewed up 3.4 million acres of Alaskan forest.

Melting glaciers and land-based ice sheets also contribute to rising sea levels, threatening low-lying areas around the globe with beach erosion, coastal flooding, and contamination of freshwater supplies. (Sea level is not affected when floating sea ice melts.) At particular risk are island nations like the Maldives; over half of that nation's populated islands lie less than 6 feet above sea level. Even major cities like Shanghai and Lagos would face similar problems, as they also lie just six feet above present water levels.

Rising seas would severely impact the United States as well. Scientists project as much as a 3-foot sea-level rise by 2100. According to a 2001 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study, this increase would inundate some 22,400 square miles of land along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States, primarily in Louisiana, Texas, Florida and North Carolina.

A warmer Arctic will also affect weather patterns and thus food production around the world. Wheat farming in Kansas, for example, would be profoundly affected by the loss of ice cover in the Arctic. According to a NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies computer model, Kansas would be 4 degrees warmer in the winter without Arctic ice, which normally creates cold air masses that frequently slide southward into the United States. Warmer winters are bad news for wheat farmers, who need freezing temperatures to grow winter wheat. And in summer, warmer days would rob Kansas soil of 10 percent of its moisture, drying out valuable cropland.

sources ; http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/qthinice.asp