I haven’t completely proofed this yet, and it’s not like I’ve got a tabloid sized printer, for that kind of thing. I wanted to go ahead and post this now because I’ve been working on it for a little while.
At least with tech and the supposed digital savvy of Portland, there is focus on communication, and that’d give me a chance to use my skill with vector based drawing & graphics. I’ve gotten some attention for this kind of thing but I need more of it, money for cool projects. I decided awhile back I needed to produce some more complex, page scrolling samples. This is the first one. I took my time but I’ve been pretty busy with my goddesses.
And I’m going to branch out into tattoo design too.
I keep going back & forth on whether or not to have all of Boodiba in one place, blog wise. Do I put the design stuff in with everything else? Why not right? As far as networking goes, well I’d rather design for a Russell Brand than any clamped down, soulless drone corporation, if you get my meaning. I shine with fellow subversives and idealists. You can’t be a great artist and designer and be spineless anyway. Anyone I want to work for has gotta accept me for who I am.
Home looks like this. I’ve been playing around with the different functions, figuring how they work with the design apps I use most often: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat.
Making shapes & modifying in Photoshop & Illustrator
I made a bunch of patterns. Here’s one from Henry’s bum. Since I’m willing to go sit in the shrubs with my cat, I made use of my time. The palette is so nice! It’d be good for carpeting.
Henry’s Hair 1
Henry’s Hair 2
Henry’s Hair 3
Here’s a few more. You could do it endlessly (or maybe that’s just me).
Was less successful trying to make a brush for Photoshop. It also exports paths to Illustrator, but it’d be way better to make a mark like this traditional media… I used an ink pen with a brush-like tip.
I already deleted the Photoshop brush I made with Capture because it didn’t work. I then imported my original photo, dropped out the background & outlined it to make an Illustrator art brush. It’d be better if I’d taken the time to draw the image carefully in Illustrator, but this would do for some effects.
So I tried Patterns, Shapes (harder to see using, for me personally) and Brushes. Looks creates color story thumbnails that you can use to apply really meh color effects in Photoshop. I’d much rather access the thumbnails as separate, good quality image files but that appears to be impossible. It’d be cool for very easy mood & color boards!
PS: Yes I have to rename this particular Cloud library from Animate to Capture. I am not that organized about them because I use them for play. I was dabbling in Flash, which turned into Animate mid dabble. Forgot to rename it / make a new one. Non importanto.
Anyway I need to get to the illustration. Gotta ink two goddesses today. Working in traditional media again has been amazing for me, both as an artist & a designer.