Paint Tool Sai

smoke signals// as one and all

Signals – Ashley Barrett (Transistor Soundtrack)

Daily doodling.

I took down my portfolio site for a bit, should be back up in a week or two. I’m going to split the design from the illustration, and see how that goes. I’m still writing my column for Imprint.

Spiral into Horror

Picked up a copy of “Mail Order Bride” graphic novel by Mark Kalesniko. I haven’t finished reading it, but it is, so far, proving to to be poignant, dramatic, and touching; the story and characterization keeps the reader going, and the blatant truths about how we feel about the “asian” culture are laid bare. I’m looking forward to finishing it to see how the main character’s trials turn out.

I just realized none of my work has “sale” value….meaning, I can’t sell it. Oh well, I’m getting little things here and there- a smoothie during a planning meeting, a free t-shirt for helping with logo design.I’m sure I’ll look back someday and shake my head as too how horrible my work was.

Went to an interesting interview recently- it sparked an idea for graphics. My old art teacher taught us the value of a practical exam, in regards to Photoshop and Illustrator. That is what the graphics section, a way to identify certain weaknesses, and trying out the program.

I really should have paid more attention to the Web 2.0 button tutorial. It came up in the practical, and I had to use a rather crude way to imitate it. I’ve seen and done it for Ps and Ai, but I was quite surprised I couldn’t remember the actual method of creating shiny buttons. Better luck next time, I suppose.

I had said I would try to upload more realistic things…this is an old scrap.