5
Apr
Stirrup Trouble needed a logo. I asked Spencer to help me out. I kept it simple since I didn't really know what I was up to. Hidden benefit could be that it's easily reproducible for marketing reasons. That'll keep Bananas off my case. Drop by there to see what it's like.
14
Mar
For 3 stars this week, I completed the Cartoon You assignment, including Emily Bostaph's Cecilia Alva in the process, since Donnie is in contact with her regarding her late husband's death. I took a pixel art approach, similar to Code Monkeys, to delve deeper into GIMP. As for my process, it consisted of trying to find Jessica Stroup (the avatar Emily's character uses, at least) in...
21
Feb
I chose a bumper sticker for my radio show promotion design this week because what better medium is there to advertise for a radio show that you can listen to in your car than the bumper of the car in front of you? I started off this assignment by finding the standard size of bumper stickers and used the top link as a template for my design. I...
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...
15
Feb
Call Donnie.  I made this business card out of Bristol Board measured to Vignelli's specifications, A8 card size of 52 x 74mm.  I used a calligraphy pen for the simple design of his "handwritten" signature accompanied by an ink well and calligraphy pen. I've had my calligraphy pen sitting around for a long while, up on the shelf over my desk, but never really messed...
15
Feb
Going on with the Jeff Bridges theme for the week, I decided to revisit TRON Legacy. That was a mistake. I thought maybe I'd been too hasty to judge the film my first showing, but no. It was bad. TRON. It brings back memories of Jeff Bridges in his early years and Dan Shor before he became a time-traveling guru. It was one of the...
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...
13
Feb
With this week's video, and Groom's current location and status unknown, I wanted to take the time to illustrate how I'd foresee him handling himself in a cantina. Yes, that cantina. In case you're unaware of the "Han Shot First" meme, that and my general love for all things done a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... were my inspirations for my take...