Pix-elated

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I put together a set of images for local game company. One of the requests that they came back with was trying a style unlike their own house style. So I went in a very different direction and tried my hand at pixel art. Last time I tried was the Yoda piece. I’m quite fond of the look. I liked it enough that I redid it as a profile picture for my various social media accounts.    

On the radio

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Next up on the 30 Piece Challenge. I started from working on miniature icons which rather quickly transitioned into coming up with these cassette tapes. I was probably still on a nostalgia trip from working on the comic from the last piece. What captures and transports you back to your youth than the music you loved. I remember laying down on the living room carpet, hand set on the record button ready to snag the new hot song for my mixtape.

Pull to Refresh

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Number Four on the challenge list. As I pick themes and styles for each new piece I choose the ideas that I know will push me to extend beyond my usual tendencies. This time around was creating a mini comic strip. It’s been much too long since I’ve told a narrative this way. Recently I had watched a documentary on “the impact of the best comic strip in the history of the universe: Calvin & Hobbes.” Dear Mr. Watterson reminded me of a time of my youth when I would cut out... Read The Rest →

Pantry Door

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This has been something that been on my to-do list for quite some time. We’re talking over a year or so that our pantry door has been waiting for me to decorate it. It was painted with chalkboard paint so that a list of items and notes could be written on it but also because I was supposed to come up with fancy chalkboard text.   I hope to make a new version each month as I know i can come up with better designs than this one.  Might stick to... Read The Rest →

Idle Daydreaming

Wool

Add one more to the challenge pile. Again, this time trying to stay away from anything illustrative I went for flat and graphic. More than anything, what intrigued me the most while working on this one was the use of shadows to convey depth. Subtle gradients that are able to lift the shapes of the surface of the page. I have an Evernote list of words that I find odd, clunky, delightful, hoping that one day I’ll be able to slip them casually into a conversation. Woolgathering:  Indulgence in Idle Daydreaming.... Read The Rest →

I’ll know it when i see it

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  Continuing with the 30 piece challenge I went back to work with an old photo experiment. Most of my images are usually colourful so  this time I wanted to take a different route, go black and white with just a splash of colour. Take a hand, some moody lighting, desaturate and mirror and ta da, you have yourself an interesting base image to work with. Since a common element that I’ll use for each piece of this series will be a bit of text I progressed with the idea to... Read The Rest →

Do or do not

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Ever hear about those 30 day challenges? An exercise challenge every day to get fitter. A journaling challenge to write more. A certain challenge to spur improvement. Taking inspiration from a cousin of mine I think I’ll do a version of my own. It won’t be a new piece every day, more like a 30 part series. To kick off things I figured I’d start off with a motivational poster that I could look back on when I catch myself thinking, you know, 30 seems like a lot to commit to.... Read The Rest →

Getting my feet wet with Sketch 3

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The hard part about having an app obsession is that sometimes you find yourself rationalizing purchasing one that maybe, maybe you just don’t really need. The new hotness in Mac design apps that came out recently is Sketch 3 by Bohemian Coding. It’s a graphics program akin to Adobe Fireworks built with designing for web and mobile in mind. A frustration among designers is working with a bloated Photoshop for creation. Sketch came out as a option specifically created to streamline the workflow for production ready designs and graphics. Sketch’s features such as... Read The Rest →

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