Friday, August 29, 2008

Blue Friday

Happy Blue Friday Everyone!!! I decided to play with my idea of Friday in addition to the color blue for this post. The long weekend is here which means time to put my feet up, enjoy a cold one, and spend some time in the lovely outdoors! Hooray for Fridays!

I had so much fun sharing photos with everyone during color week. I loved seeing all of the daily photo posts and reading all of the comments. Everyone really seemed to enjoy the project as well. I think that the color topic was a fun, easy way to get us back in the habit of carrying our cameras around with us. Nice work everyone, I was most impressed.

For our next task, I had an idea. What if we use the entire week to complete our exercise. This way, you can post photos as you take them throughout the week, but if you would like to spend more time on a photograph, there's not the investment of spending that kind of time every day. By the end of the week we should have a set of photos that reflect the theme, but whether you decide to take them each day or all in one day doesn't matter.

I'm going to 'tag' Steph as our next Photo Project host. See her blog for info on the next project and the list of participants.

Check out Steph's Blog for the next Photo Project

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday - Green

The rest of my greens are up here on my flickr site.

Well, I only got a few greens before our battery died! booo! I was so excited, Alex and I were gonna go on a bike ride and capture some of the green country around us. Oh well, the ride was still nice, even if we don't have any photos from it. Luckily we got a few in the back yard.

Tomorrow is our last exercise for color week!

Blue will be a nice color to end on. I'm super impressed with how everyone has kept with this challenge this week. It's kind of a lot to do every day! Kudos to all who've participated. I really have enjoyed seeing everyone's awesome photos and reading all of the comments.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wednesday - Yellow

The rest of my yellow photos are posted here on my flickr site.

I loved seeing the honey bee's legs up close once I looked through my photos. It was such a brief moment that he was buzzing around the sunflower that I hardly noticed it at first. As you can see, my day involved a bit of laundry out to dry and some pretty yellow flowers. Photo project proves to be the most relaxing part of my day yet again. :)

Again, lovely photos everyone! I just adore the insight into the individual personal lives of everyone participating. The different perspectives, the various subject matter, wonderful all around! Tomorrow Greeeeeeeeeeeen!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Color Week Continues! Tuesday - Orange

You can see the complete set here at my flickr site.

I totally ignored my better judgment to wait until the sun was at a more agreeable angle today and went out over my lunch break to grab some orange photos. (I know the truck is more 'rust' than orange, but I just had to share. What a strange little town!)

Nice job with the orange photos everyone! Tomorrow, Yellow Wednesday!


Monday, August 25, 2008

Color Week Begins! Monday - Red/Pink

A quick glimpse into my Red Monday. For more check out my 'Red' flikr set.

Great job everyone else who got their camera out today! I was most impressed by all of you tapping into your photographic creativity!


Panda Study

Lazy Saturday mornings + getting started with some coffee before taking care of real life stuff = Panda Study

Margot my niece recently requested a panda and bamboo painted on her wall. Bamboo is a no brainer, but I dont generally draw bears so I thought I'd give it a quick shot. None of these are anything I'd consider using... but I figure the study and the process of figuring something out is worth sharing. I didn't get to any body studies, just faces straight on playing with different head shapes. The study ended with me feeling that all of this is very flat and boring, so next step is to play with better angles and poses.

PS: Still having trouble figuring out how to harness the power of the markers! I need to figure out a good technique/style for them. Right now it all just looks messy and blah! Guess some things just take putting in the time with the medium, frustrating as it may be without an undo button!!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Color Week!

So Steph and I were having breakfast the other day and we decided that it would be cool to have a simple excuse to pick up the camera every day for one week. So we decided to do a "color" week where each day we would take 3 or so photos based on the chosen color of the day and post it on our blog.

If you'd like to join us in this little project, when you post your first red/pink photos on Monday email me with your blogsite/flickr page.

I'll keep a running list of participants beneath each color post next week and we'll be able to share our photos. I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with. :)

A couple weeks down the road we may do another one and call it pattern week, or reflection week, or whatever theme we want to play with. We just wanted a task that wouldn't take a lot of time, and that we could share with each other and get inspired by each other. Who knows, after a couple of these themes we might end up with some cool frameable art to give away as gifts or hang in our homes. At a minimum it will be a fun little task giving us an opportunity to learn more about the way we take photos.

Colors for Color week!

Monday - Red/Pink
Tuesday - Orange
Wednesday - Yellow
Thursday - Green
Friday - Blue

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wishful Thinking

This is a sketch I did per the request of Ashley for her Fab For Less house. She gave a group of us a common theme and asked us to create a 6" X 6" black and white work of art based on the theme "wishful thinking" I guess I went SUPER literal as it related to her project, but I just couldn't get the imagery of the little girl, the victorian house, and the windy stairs out of my head.

Generally my style tends toward the more simple, flat, clean line, and graphic, so this time I wanted to experiment with perspective, and try using marker technique and a sketchy pen technique.

The markers dont come naturally to me at all. I definitely want to keep experimenting with them. I put this sketch off until the 11th hour though, so I just needed to finish it and get delivered to the house. I'll post pictures from the house later and explain more about the project.

These are just some sketches I did as I was experimenting with the look of this piece.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lebfest Goes To Camp!

This year we decided to take Lebfest to the great outdoors. We stripped away the competition and added canoeing and camping at Blue's Canoe and Livery down in Edinburgh. I'm excited to see everyone. It's become a reunion of sorts for many of us. It's also nice to have it at the camp grounds because we can open it up a bit more and encourage our friends to bring friends of theirs that we haven't met yet. Here's this year's t-shirt design.

No red or blue, we went with a neutral color and decided to make it seem like an old school camp tee. It was fun to play with texture instead of color when faced with a 2 color challenge. This is one of my first projects considering that.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Concept Art

Just a quick post to show some in progress concept art for an internal animation. No real details available yet.

Transitions Lenses Eyeglass Guide 2.0

So I just realized I'd never blogged about the launch of our latest project for Transitions Lenses.

We worked with Brandwidth to create an online quiz of sorts to educate the user on lens options that might fit their lifestyle. At the end of the quiz it allows the user to print out their results in a format that will help her eye care professional work with her to decide which lens options would best suit her.

My job was the general look and feel of the animations. Stanley and I worked together to create assets, and then I animated the videos. Brian was in charge of general art direction, interface design, and 3d assets, and Mark did all the flash work for the tool.

Check out the tool and anywhere you see a yellow button like this:
you'll be able to check out one of my animations. I'll try and work out a way to get the video's in my blog.

Elizabeth's Story Launches!

My buddies at Mediasauce informed me that the last project I worked on while I was there finally launched. Check it out! Maybe even donate to help Riley Hospital build their new patient care tower. :) Great job guys!