Monday, August 3, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

100 Days of Black and White Photos: Day 1

I know my day one photo is more on the sucky side. I decided this morning to do the challenge and didn't give myself much time to think about my subject matter. I have a feeling this will be a common thing before I get used to seeing things that will make great black and white photos.

100 Days Challenge: Black & White Photos

One hundred days is about three months and a two weeks. That is how long I am going to try to upload a black & white photo everyday. I decided to try the 100 days challenge. I'm not good with these challenges. For years I've tried the 365 days, 52 weeks and 30 days challenges. I failed them all, until this year. Earlier this year, I tried a 30 days book challenge. I fell behind a couple of times and had to catch up, but it was the first time I finished one.  So now it is time to level up.

I choose to upload a black and white photo for 100 days because I want to learn more about light. When shooting in black and white, you tend to care more about the composition than colors and filter effects. I want to learn how the red, blue and green channels effects the contrast of the photos. There is so much to learn and I'm going to try to pack it all into 100 days.

My photos will probably start off looking like shit and hopefully they will get better toward the end, but I'm focusing more on learning about light, than posting amazing photos.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Redbubble Hardcover Journals

Between Redbubble, Society6 and Nuvango, I think they are all trying to make me go broke. A few months ago, I bought laptops skins for my home and work computer from Nuvango. I've been favoriting a bunch of the art work on all the sites. In the last 6-12 months, all three of these sites have added more products to their catalogs. One of the best things about these sites is that they are supporting artist. They are giving artists ways to sell their work using quality material.

If you don't know anything about those sites, they are marketplaces where artists can upload their art and sell them as posters, mugs, or t-shirts. These days, art can be sold as pillows, blankets, skirts and even leggings! All three sites are selling art as legging and I am restraining myself from buying them. I recently received an email that Redbubble was selling hardcover journals and I had to buy some to test them out.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

So Many Art Books and Not Much to Show

I got mad at myself this morning. The night before, I was online looking up gesture drawing videos and finally gesture drawing books. Whenever I find a subject I want to learn more about, I look for books. Yes, I could just continue searching online for blog posts, tutorials and articles, but the quality of those are always hit or miss. At least with books, I can look at the ratings and reviews they've received. Also, books have gone through a professional editing process and the publishers found a reason to publish the books.

This has been my process for years. Before writing this, I had just returned from my mailbox, where I picked up a book I ordered about making comics and two workbooks that were made especially for storyboarding. At that moment, it dawned on me that I probably have a ton of books on drawing that I've either didn't finish or never read. So I searched through my boxes (I know, I'll buy bookcases soon) to look for all of my drawing and art related books. Including the book about drawing comics I just got today, I have 15 books. 15 BOOKS!! To be fair, one of them is from graduate school and two of them are "The Art of ..." books. I've included the "The Art of ..." books because they do show the process of how characters were created and storyboarding techniques. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015