Thursday, 30 May 2013

Murphy's Law

As luck would have it, I was able to print out my cards pretty quickly on Monday. But whenever I try to take pictures of my cards, the skies would be grey or it would be raining. I've had to postpone taking pics of my cards for days now and it's getting aggravating. Looks like I'll have to DIY my own small photo box studio so I don't have to dependent on the weather for good lighting.

Time to dig up that post with the link to the DIY photo box studio...

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Exposure means growth

And I don't mean of the bad melanoma variety.

Had a very interesting day. Did something that I typically would never want to engage in and met with and talked to people from all sorts of places today. Being an introvert, it was hard to get myself psyched up to meet people I didn't know and to try to strike up a meaningful or at least pleasant, without trying too hard, conversation with them. I think I was pretty successful, by my account. Was tired by the end of it all but it was a good experience.

Which brings me to this post. Having met new people and discussing ideas and attitudes, I came home not feeling particularly inspired to draw but I had an itch to.

Been stuck at getting what I really want onto paper from my head. Took me a couple of tries but the creative juices started to flow and I got a couple of designs hashed out and ready to be touched up before printing. I find that my creativity comes in spurts, the only analogy I can think of though very unpleasant is diarrhea. It's a surprise when it hits and it comes in a huge amount when it does. I think I just made everyone reading this throw up a little in their mouth. So much for trying to be pleasant to read.

Excited to say that I have a couple of new cards in the works and I can't wait to see them finalized. I'm especially excited about one in particular because it was the animal on one of my favourite O'Reilly books. I'm a bit unimpressed with my current colour combination so I'm going to try and mess around with it and see where it takes me. Thank god for scanners and printers.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

My own little corner

Decided to pop by Dulcetfig with the girlfriend since we had to go down to renew our stock of cards there. Seems like customers really liked the cards the last month and it was nice to see my cards in store for the first time. I was pleased to see that it had it's own little space, nicely placed in a basket.

It felt a little strange looking at my own cards in the store, I don't know how else to describe it except it was like an out of body experience. I'm so used to being surrounded by my cards at home but to see them outside in a different space is very different. Now I sound like I've gone mad. I'm just happy :)

Been having abit of a dry spell with coming up with illustrations I like. Been drawing but nothing seems to really stick and satisfy. I realize that drawing also takes practise, if you've been out of practise for awhile, it takes awhile to get back in.

June is creeping up on us and soon half of 2013 will be over. I've always liked the end of the year because it means winter time, winter time means snow, I love snow and snowboarding. Hopefully I'll be able to hit the slopes at the end of the year since I missed my chance earlier this year.

Hope everyone is enjoying the start of summer!