1
May
A Jim Groom Art Tutorial Jim Groom art is hilarious, and it's one of my favorite assignments in the DS106 assignment bank. It's an extremely open-ended visual assignment that lets you freely hone your design skills, allowing you to familiarize yourself with many of the features of your choice of software. For me, that's GIMP. Mainly because I'm not about to go buy Photoshop for...
5
Apr
Designer Donnie's starting to have a nice ring to it. Everyone's a writer nowadays. Maybe I'll pick up a new trade. One that's a bit more lucrative. I never cared for writing novels. That's where the big bucks are for writers, though. I wanted to warn the cheating types of Los Angeles. Gotta be fair. I don't care for them much, but at least they won't...
14
Mar
I was bored earlier in the week, so I decided to make some more GroomArt.  Being a Star Wars fan, I originally thought about making him into a Wookie, but seeing as he is already tall enough, I thought I'd shrink him down to cuddly teddy bear stature. I started off with a picture of Wicket (the only named Ewok, might I add, and the star...
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...
1
Feb
After completing my Poetry Art Assignment, I decided to peruse through the rest of the visual assignments. One assignment, "Shiny Like Silk", really stood out to me. Ever since I got my first computer at age 10, I have always had either a cosmic or abstract style desktop wallpaper. I have a huge folder on my computer dedicated to and filled with both styles of...
31
Jan
When scrolling through the assignment bank this week, I didn't have to look far in order to find one that piqued my interests.  I've mentioned before that I've had to read a lot of children's books, being a father.  So I immediately thought of those books, and how my child loves to point out the pictures, almost entirely ignoring the accompanying story or poetry.  So,...