15
Feb
Seeing as the Cartoon You assignment was so simple, I decided to include 2 pictures this time. I opened up each picture in GIMP, found the Filters tab, traced down to Artistic, and found the Cartoon effect.  I used the provided sliders and retro-fied Donnie...twice. I really like the one, on the left because of the effect the cartooning had on his jacket. I almost made...
13
Feb
While creating Donnie Rawlen's character week-by-week, I've noticed that he seems to lack a core.  He was hesitant of the guns present at the end of "Six Slingers and a Singer" and took a brief drive to the docks to write. This is noir! He needs some rationale behind his actions.  I set up a decently gloomy backstory, but it seems he's leaning toward being some sort of depressed...
1
Feb
  For my second character assignment for the week, I chose Post-It Notes.  The thinner font, Lucida Handwriting, is Donnie's wife's handwriting.  The bolder font, Brush Sript M7, is Donnie's.  The picture of the car was drawn by their son, Bobby. I chose to incorporate the style of notes that are on my refrigerator at home: drawings, snarky comments to each other, pieces of grocery...
1
Feb
Donnie Rawlen keeps no bag. If it doesn't fit in his jacket or pants pockets, he doesn't keep it with him.  Luckily, he has a large inner jacket pocket to store his most valuable possessions. Photo of his Father’s grocery store [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="792"] Donnie's father's business, the family grocery.[/caption] Posted in a newspaper after his father’s death, Donnie keeps this picture close to...
25
Jan
I asked Twitter for a recommendation for my final writing assignment this week.  They suggested the Seven Character Story Treatment. I get to make my own little gang of rapscallions! Huzzah! Donnie Rawlen Ken Morris--In relationship with Patsy Limmick Jonny Reme--Smooth-talking ladies man. Franklin Porter--Jonny's wingman, muscle. Patsy Limmick--Femme fatale, in relationship with Ken Morris Rita Smith--Morals-first cabaret singer Sidney Greenworth--Donnie Rawlen's crush, possible future wife. Alright....
25
Jan
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="236"] As his wife greets him on their doorstep in San Francisco.[/caption] Meet Donnie Rawlen. His father raised him, alone, after his mother died during childbirth. Growing up in the family's grocery store in the suburbs of Chicago, he's accustomed to the rhythm of the city. One day, however, two men showed up and his father gave him some of the money...