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My name is Nicholas Rameshar. I'm currently 25 years old and located in the Toronto area. I like to play video games and watch movies and TV shows. I have a business degree with a major in marketing but even though I liked it, it was not what I expected. So I decided to make a career change. I've always be interested in graphic design and photography but never really pursued it until now. I am currently a student at George Brown College studying art and design in the Art and Design Foundation program. This will help me learn and improve my skills and to build a portfolio.

I would like to go to school to study graphic design or to self teach myself with online course or videos and to become a graphic designer. I see myself working with an ad agency or a company to create anything that a graphic designer would need to do.

My philosophy is to keep it calm and simple. My work shows this by them not being loud and to have not a lot going on. They are simple and to the point.

Inspirational quotations

These are quotes from different people that help explain my work and how I approach them.

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. - Vince Lombardi

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Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale

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Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. – Les Brown

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The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows. – Frank Zappa

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My creative process

I will now talk about my creative process when I create different pieces. I will be using my union station drawing, seen in the back, as an example.

The first thing that I do is to figure what I'm going to do and how to do it. In this case, it was an project that I had to create a perspective drawing of union station and recreate the lighting with colored pencils on canson paper. When it came to the lighting, I wanted to do artificial lighting because I wanted the lighting and the surrounding area to reflect off the floor. I also decided to do an one point perspective drawing because that was the only one I could do at that time. So I looked around the station and decided that I would do a section of the basement.

The section of the basement that I drew.

The next step is to get a visual idea of how something looks like. So I would look at different images, photos, take photos, or go to the place or thing to see how it looks so I can recreate it exactly how it looks or my take on it. For this drawing, I went to the station to draw it, study the lighting, and took a photo for a lighting reference. I used the same photo above.

Then I would do some rough drawings to get an idea how it may look. In this case, I did a 4 hour drawing at the station then did a clean up, 11 x 14 inches version at home. I crop out the right side and the top of the image when I drew it because I wanted to focus on the back.

First rough (4 hour drawing)
Second Rough (11 x 14 inches)

Then I would decide what materials I'm going to create it. For this drawing, I had to use canson paper and pencil crayons.

Canson paper
Pencil Crayons

I had to test which canson paper I was going to use. So I put the rough drawing on the two paper, study the lighting, and coloured a bit of it to see what will work. I decided that steel grey would work.

Felt Grey Test
Steel Grey Test

Next I would figure out what colours I'm going to use. This involves trial and error to find the right colour. I would see if the colour works and if it did not, I would change it and see how a different colour works. For this drawing, I took a small piece of the paper and tested the colours on it. I also tried blending the colours as well to get the exact, almost exact, or different colours to match the colours and lighting in the station and to see how it looks.

Colour testing

Last, I would put everything together and create the final piece. For this drawing, I redrew the drawing on a 11 x 14 steel grey canson paper and coloured it in. The final piece is at the back.

Work in progress

Now, here is some of the work I have done.

Graphic Design

My Logo and Business Card - Adobe Illustrator - 8.5 x 11 inches - Letterhead Project
Overload T-Shirt - Adobe Illustrator - Hawaiian T- Shirt Project
Canada 150th Poster - Adobe Illustrator - 11 x 17 inches - Poster Project


Toronto's Clocks - DSLR camera, Adobe Photoshop - City Shoot Project
Pine Cones - DSLR camera, Adobe Photoshop - Still Life Project


Egypt Poster - Pencil Crayons, Canson Paper - 9 x 12 inches - ROM Poster Project
Union Station Basement - Pencil Crayons, Canson Paper - 11 x 14 inches - Union Station Drawing Project
Kodak Camera - Fine Point Sharpie - 10 x 10.5 inches - Study of Form: Point/Line/Shape Project
Life Drawing - Pencil Crayon, Canson Paper


Controller - Soap - Soap Sculpture Project


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