Sunday, January 29, 2012

Coloring in the lines

I was creating this postcard for a Tu B'shvat wine and cheese tasting event and found that the line art in the cork was begging to be colored in. I used the wacom tablet with the brush tool in photoshop. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Digital Painting Challenge

I gave myself homework in a previous post to use the wacom tablet and just paint. Not enough to have this fancy device sitting on my desks. So here is what came out of blending the colors using the tablet's sensitivity settings in a half hour's time.

Oil Painting by Leonid Afremov

What a happy world it is! Leonid uses only his palette knife, that means no brush strokes on his canvas. See him in action in the video below. You can browse more of his incredible work on deviant art and youtube.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Digital painting with a Wacom

This and 19 other digital painting tutorials were posted on Chris Spooner's blog. It came in perfect time as this was something sitting on my to do list for the past week. Here's my homework  assignment: Go through these tutorials and practice with the wacom. Within the next week or two I need to have something that I've painted, posted—even if it's not perfect ;)

29 ways to stay creative


So good! Love the simplicity and clarity of the images and the invaluable tips that maybe I should listen to.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Branding = the Gut Feeling

The Brand Gap
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I'm in the process of creating a brand for a design studio and really want to get the core of what makes a brand stand out. The top 3 tips I got from this slideshow:
1. Make your co. so good that people will feel it in their gut.
2. Develop a personality that's true to who you really are.
3. Focus on a niche - don't be everything and everywhere.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Roundup of the 15 Best Designed Magazines

Here's a collection of 15 best designed magazines covering topics as diverse as kosher food, fashion and business. Take a look:

Monday, January 2, 2012

In the News

People like Shua Brook, Mushky Ginsburg and others gained a professional edge in the workforce thanks to Geshem Center.