A fun thing that I did for my boss that isn't really related to work but I got paid to do it anyways (in under 12 minutes).
I just signed up for illustrator+designer Libby VanderPloeg's class, "Animation for Illustration: Adding Movement with Procreate & Photoshop" on Skillshare. She's easily one of my favorite artists online because her work is so approachable, strongly feminine, and fun without being fussy. She also always responds to my questions about her process whenever I bug her on Instagram. Let me know if you want to do it with me!
Huge thanks to MadeByMighty for posting this really fun tutorial. Photoshop CC // kollektif font.
Another self-paced Creative Cloud tutorial to keep my brain from melting...
This one was playing with cutting out elements, adding shadows, and laying over text. Also how rad is this font? It's called "kollektif" and I'm a big fan. For the life of me I cannot find the tutorial I learned this technique from... I promise I'll try to find it and update this with the link.
Also on behance, https://www.behance.net/gallery/72780017/bold-moves
Beginning sketch for a new block carving. Still exploring the halo motif, as the need for empathy towards all living creatures continues to weigh on my mind.
charcoal pencil, pen, vellum paper
Easily one of my favorite icons available from the Noun Project. I used this as the base for another self-learning adventure. Added color and transformed shapes in Illustrator using the Shape Builder tool, which I think is my new favorite tool. Ever.
Mad props to the designers from Vector Market, and you can get your own here https://thenounproject.com/icon/994493/#
In an effort to keep my skills fresh and my brain from catching Alzheimers, I'm teaching myself how to make simple digital illustrations using Adobe Illustrator CC. And by teach myself, I mean I'm googling everything and watching a ton of instructional videos. That counts... right? Here are two little plant babies for your viewing pleasure.