Browsed by
Month: February 2010

This is why my life sucks right now

This is why my life sucks right now

taken from this craigslist post : Our Graphics Team is looking for a full time graphic designer and color correction specialist. Skills needed include: – Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator – Ability to take creative direction – Must have a good eye for color (CMYK) – Must have a good eye for scale and perspective – Able to multi-task in a fast paced environment – Organized – Good attitude – Knowledge of HTML and CSS is a plus! –…

Read More Read More

Are Blogs Dead?

Are Blogs Dead?

This morning, my bestest buddy, Byron was featured in an interview on an art blog.  The interview was short and sweet, and I’m glad he decided to take a stance on the horrible Kanye West art/design trend we’re drowning in.  Byron is quickly making a name for himself because of his focus on textual (is that a word?) design elements.  I envy this focus as I know I’m still trying to find my “voice” – especially my painted voice. But the fact…

Read More Read More

portrait from an american family

portrait from an american family

I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago that I’d been inspired by one of my mother’s photographs.  I won’t show the source photo, because #1 it isn’t mine and #2 I don’t know if the subject would appreciate it.  I will show the painting, however, because I don’t believe anyone outside of my family will know who it is, and I do not mean for it to be unflattering.  I know the expression on his face isn’t the…

Read More Read More

Snood painting done (I guess)

Snood painting done (I guess)

A few months ago I wrote about my long struggles with this piece and this canvas.  I worked at the piece again after some encouragement from Sam, and I think I’m happy with it.  There is one nagging fault with the anatomy, but I’m willing to let it stand since the paint is too thin to paint over successfully.  This is the last piece I’d do by eyeballing proportions before switching to a process involving photoshop, tracing paper and transfer…

Read More Read More