Mastodon is so much nicer and I'm thinking of another break from bird site. Just everything there is so loud. plus I need to think less about how the world is bad and more about my own life, what I'm going to do for dinner
I don't know anything about computers yet, so I did a test generative art drawing based on rules I made up, for the interaction of shapes and lines, and the semi random nature of my hand trembling from my nervous system disorder. generative art is supposed to have both a controlled and random / uncontrolled element to it in concept. cool stuff.
I read about making generative art and now I want to do that too. I'm still doing the landscape painting class, I can totally have two deep interests at once. 😵
9 small photo studies for a class. I'm doing Art Camp 3: Landscapes this summer and my only wish is to learn to make some cool landscapes, and not burn out terribly by the end. these studies were really hard to keep simple but I felt like it was a good kind of stretch. Still got at least a page more of invented landscape studies and those are going to be way harder
I'm buying a new 9.7 inch iPad that can use the Apple pencil and I'm excited for when it arrives! Interesting there is no big difference between the ipad pros and the regular iPads now. I hope I can use it to sketch outside, even though the surface 3 is fairly light it's too heavy for me to hold with one hand and draw with the other, my hands are too fragile for that
Feeling better, I rested a lot and watched most of Coco. Beautiful movie even if part of the plot twist makes me unhappy for reasons that would require explaining a lot of the plot. Still 1/3 movie left so maybe there's another twist left that could change my mind.
back pain for the last two days. no painting for now while I rest my back 😣 I'd much rather be making something.
I really like how lost you can get in a piece while you make it. especially when you're working hard to improve it draft after draft. you just stop existing for a little while, and there's nothing around but you and your piece.
I love how you can make art and it just like, exists, and it's in the world and people can continue to experience it and it's just like, divided from time and it's not an event or a conversation or something you have to be afraid you're missing out on
Leah's podcast https://talesofinsecurity.com/ is starting up again soon so I made a header for her website. I wanted it to be very simple but it ended up with more detail than it needed probably. The logo is a snail, so here the snail has the curious predicament of hatching in a bird's nest !
I started on the illustrator factory print file for the first pin design, vectors are so different than pixels and I can't sketch freely in illustrator for shit. When I really want to change stuff I have to load it in Photoshop then pull it back into illustrator. I'll going to start my T-shirt/ poster design in illustrator any day now, when I have brain
I had such a variety of bad dreams last night, gotta shake off this caught in a web feeling
Fish painting in Photoshop from March that I finished today, about 4 hours total. Just a painting to try not stressing about painting techniques, just get the shape and color right and everything looks so much more detailed than it really is, maybe
@Helsic I just found out about this higher profit method of running artist stores, I posted it on bird site here https://twitter.com/oceana1009/status/1005722690118877184
I haven't used Adobe illustrator in forever, so the next step is to fiddle with shape placement, color scheme and line width, maybe add small details if size supports it. I've never designed a pin before 😵
I felt like not bad today?? So I spent all day thinking about enamel pin designs and looking at other peoples pins while drawing these. Some people on bird site really liked them? I'm still not 100% sure on actual design specs for pins yet
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