Saturday, August 13, 2011

PROCESS THIS

FACEBOOK WARRIOR - PENCILS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
Welcome to my FBook status!  One of my beloved minions suggested  the HIGHLANDER WARRIOR with henchman rabbit … and that was that. God knows how many things have come to fruition from the drama on FaceBook. Come on, you can’t tell me you haven’t unfriended someone (or been unfriended) and fight the unbearable urge to re friend  – JUST TO UNFRIEND THEM AGAIN.  That’ll learn ‘em.

GET A LIFE
I had a very wise mentor  once instruct me to “LIVE YOUR LIFE” in order to be a “good” artist. He added that details make the art “great.” The man exhausted me. His critiques seemed excruciating.


I think I would advise young artists the same thing: live your life. It is always too short, so important and it contains the secret of inspiration, experience and subjects. This mean s to NOT spend all of your time studying art/design, looking at art/design, talking art/design, etc art/design.  Those things are VITAL, but so is the art of living. 
 “The well-formed life, like a work of art, communicates and worships through its way of being, a self-proclaimed morality. Just as a work of art has wholeness, a well-designed life has a wholeness that is called holiness. The characteristics of a well-designed life are those found in creation and in art: unity, variety, balance, harmony. “ –Edward Fisher



DENNIS ANDERSON
I miss “talking shop” as you called it – as I call it now. I also actually miss you swearing at me. I miss you putting me in my place. I miss hearing those three magic words so groughly coughed out in my general direction.  And I promise you, I never apologize for my work. (I will never forget that day).
1940 - 2005

EVERYBODY STEALS FROM GOD
My X Mother-in-Law (whom, during the duration of her life, I affectionately called Satan), was an artist.

Mom?

She was an amazing astounding awesome (and all other “a” adjectives) stained glass artist.

St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church
Margaret Bouchez Cavanaugh
Bloomfield Hills

She gifted me a book (Catholic in nature, mind you) called EVERYBODY STEALS FROM GOD : COMMUNICATION AS WORSHIP  written by Edward Fischer.

I can read!
He (Fischer – not God) points out that design is the most usual thing in creation and is the bases of all communication.  Communication is the most important aspect of daily life.  As we grow older, experience serves as a magnet to draw meaning from words and events, meaning that was there all along but we were not ready for. Who knew it was all so aesthetic?


“Design is the template I hold up to experience. We look at the world through templates of our own making and try to fit them over the realities of life. No fit is perfect, but even a sorry fit is better than none.” –Same Guy

There IS a God!
“Charactersitics of good design imbue nature.” –Ditto


MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH

I am survivng my Interactive Design Class. Be it known that there is a reason there is “SS” in “CSS.” (A little web design humor there). CLICK THE LINK. DO IT. DAMMIT.







27b/6 – DAVID THORNE

I am extremely emotional over this…
David Thorne is my favorite troll:
http://www.27bslash6.com/missy.html





PROCESS PROCESS PROCESS
This posted link is to a blog post covering one designer’s process. It also saves me from digging through all of my notebooks to post one of mine. Just remember : BRIEFS-THUMBNAILS-TWEAKS.

It is important to know as much as possible about your client. It is important to brainstorm and thumbnail without censoring yourself. And it is important to research (your market, your art, your industry, the clients industry) – what? You thought making a living drawing pictures is easy? HAH! I LAFF AT YOU!


BAMBI vs. GODZILLA
This is the very FIRST animation I saw from an AniFest. I fell in love with the world of illustration due to this very piece:





THE PRAGMATIC SIDE
35 Beautiful Vintage and Retro Photoshop Tutorials
I was perusing the net looking for an effect and found this fantastic page of tuts!

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/14/30-beautiful-vintageretro-photoshop-tutorials/

COMIC SANS
I hate it. Stop using it.
http://www.comicsanscriminal.com



WHAT THE COOL!
Child art will never be the same.
http://whatthecool.com/post/1089824121/1089824121




STUDIO 566 FARE
Or is it “fair.” Hellif I know.






THE END

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