It’s been a while since I’ve been around these parts, and I figured it was about time I checked in and got the blog rolling again. I’ve been keeping myself busy in the new year with a return to school. I’m working on a certificate in Interactive Game Design and Production that has been keeping me pretty busy. I’ve also been delving deeper into Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver in my scarce free time as I am looking at doing some freelance work in graphic and web design. I’m actually working on my first web gig, so expect to hear more about that as the project progresses. I’m hoping to emerge from the process better prepared to revamp this site, making it a bit more of a portfolio piece than it currently is.

So, without further delay, here are just a few of the things keeping me busy lately.

Painting in Photoshop

I spent a day doing a pencil drawing and decided to use it as a template for my first real effort with painting in Photoshop. Dassance gave me a great book with loads of tips and techniques for PS painting and this project has been a veritable playground for exploration and experimentation. I’m looking forward to finishing it up so I can do it all over again, armed with everything I’ve learned this first time with the work.

Illustrator T-Shirts

I Love Cthulhu

This shirt was up on Threadless for voting. Unfortunately after a 6 days of scoring, it only has a 1.6 out of 5. Doesn’t look like it’s gonna see the light of day, but it still has one day of scoring so feel free to pop in and cast your vote!

Don’t even ask. This design came to me in a super-vivid dream where I saw this exact design printed on t-shirts through some guys window. When I first woke up it made perfect sense to me, but now… Anyway, I still think the design is sweet. Unfortunately, Threadless didn’t and they didn’t put it up for scoring.

So there we have just a couple of the projects that have been keeping me up at night. I won’t post any of my web work because it is still so rough, but rest assured that there will be updates on that front in the near future.

Reed out.