So I took another few minutes out of my day to experiment a little bit more. I don't think this one is finished yet but it is looking pretty cool. Almost gives off a stormy feel.


Sensing an Alphabet Coming Up...

Ok, so I am a bit behind in my posting, need to post my lovely Easter backdrops but while I am getting those pictures ready feast on this. This is a little self exercise I did to practice my texturing skills and subtle detailing in photoshop and this is what was created. I was inspired by some illustrations that incorporate type. I am thinking maybe I should do the entire alphabet.....what do you guys think?


Pretty Lights.....

Here is a sketch I did today. The inspiration came from a friend who said he was watching videos on you tube of crazy light shows...he also reminds me of a dinosaur, hence the character. Enjoy! 


Feeling Accomplished

This weekend I finally framed a picture, one of my biggest inspirations and hung it on my wall with my owl prints. This drawing was made my uncle Donnie when he was in high school. I never got to meet him because he died when he was 18, wayyy before I was born! But I have been told I have his personality and his talent for art. I have always looked to this drawing as well a couple others that I have of his when I am at a lack of inspiration. 
I also  was offered the opportunity to do 2 backdrops for the drugstore I work for on the side! (payed of course!) The backdrops will be displayed during Easter weekend when the Easter Bunny will be at the stores! Here is the easter colored duct tape I bought today for them. 

Here are the other 2 backdrops I have done in the past. First one is my Halloween monster party! The second, if you couldn't guess is Santa's house...haha. I make them completely out of paper, it's so much fun!


Fabric Design:: Bicycles

This weeks contest was a 3 color bicycle theme.
Here's what I came up with!
I thought the old white wall tires would look super cute as flowers so I illustrated the wheel as the center of a daisy. I also introduced a bike bell as a secondary element. This design is super clean (unlike some others that have been doing) and I have to say I am absolutely in love with it!


En Spire

So remember that community for creative people my friend and I have been working on? Well we officially have a blog! You should check it out! (and also follow us!) 

We have been getting more followers on twitter daily so thank you everyone for your support! This is one project that won't work without participants!!! 

We are currently getting ourselves prepared to launch our fist contest within the next couple weeks so please keep a look out! It will probably be something simple and more of a promotional/let's see if anyone is interested type contest. 

Again thank you for the support, this isn't just for us this is for everyone! :D


Challenge #3:: Creating my brand

Where to start....
Well in school my professors were always bugging us about "branding" ourselves. I guess I never really got what that meant until after I graduated and starting to look at other professionals portfolios. The insight I gained from this is basically "make everything match" and "make it look good." 
Right now, my portfolio, business cards, resume and letterhead all DON'T match at all... : /

Take a look for yourself >>

When did I realize this was a problem?
1) At my interview...yeah of all places i know! My boss actually pointed this out to me which I was already aware of but he made look even worse than what I thought...
2) While snooping (shhh don't tell) through some portfolios that came into the office that were BEAUTIFULLY designed in every possible way. Everything went together and the designer had neat little branding elements that were breath taking. 

So now what do I do?
1) FIX IT!

This is a work in progress, as things start to come together I will start posting more of this.