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Meet the Artist – Rosa Cortes

My name is Rosa Cortes, I am 20 years old and live in new york. I began drawing in my second year in middle school. I began drawing due to a cousin of mine having his own inspiration to take up drawing, as we are close I began drawing as well. However, we have both gone our own ways in the arts. I became comfortable with the digital aspects of drawing. Mostly inspire from different anime styles, and have found styles I enjoy and others that I don’t, along with figuring out my own style, almost.

I mainly work with Original and Fan Characters but I struggle with constant art blocks, having that spark of inspiration late at night. On social media, I can post something new for 3 days straight and then completely disappear for weeks. A pattern I began to notice after several months of doing so. Realizing as well that it’s difficult for me to do daily art challenges. One day I hope to be able to accomplish and finish at least One, 30-day art challenge.

Sometimes I go outside to refresh my mind, despite these times, often going to places to purchase merchandise or to even buy new supplies I won’t use for a while. Other times I just stay at home, normally in the dark, I don’t enjoy highly lit places, or have curtains open, a rare sight for when I do. When I’m not drawing I can be writing or just scrolling through the internet, recently being involved in playing card games and an online crane game, playing other games to get points for said game, despite only ever winning 2 prizes in the span of almost a year of playing the game.

Kyle Sealy Discussion 1

Loney Abrams’ article about “5 Steps To Starting A Sketchbook Habit” had some really good points. The point of bringing your sketchbook with you is for you to jot down ideas and something that interested you while on your way. Drawing in your sketch is supposed to bring out the creativity as your mind wonders. Another thing that I personally need to work on in terms of drawings in my sketchbook is not to perfect things. Not everything in your sketchbook needs to be perfected, sometimes just the sketch is good enough. Sometimes I would start doodling and I would have no clue what I am even drawing at first then it turns into something cool. Drawing in a sketchbook also helps relieve stress or blow off some steam if that day isn’t going well for you.

Assignment 1

Beverage Label Reboot

Floriaan, OostEke Brewery, Belgium – Designer: Jonas Devacht, New York

Project Overview:

Congratulations you got your first gig! You have been approached a client to redesign an existing beverage label. You may identify your own client for this project.  You may choose between an illustrated tea, beer or wine label.


Learning Outcomes

Problem solve visually

Apply technical skills

Apply design concepts

Analyze content

Apply critical thinking skills to make creative inferences

Respect and Use Creativity


  • Art must be made to fit the Product.  (Wine label art should fit a bottle of wine, tea should fit a tea box, etc. )
  • Final Art is required to be created in Black and White only.  Ink and Pencil may be used.
  • Solution may include text, but must be primarily image based.
  • Students will be required to present the illustration alone, as well as a digital mock up of the illustration with all necessary text included.
  • Work in Progress should be posted for feedback to the OPEN LAB, (categorize as work in progress)

Due Date(s)


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