The 4 Elements

Earth, Air, Fire, & Water: These are the 4 elements considered to be the building blocks of the universe.  The third assignment in my Digital Illustration class was to create a composition using each element on a different artboard with focus on self-created pattern brushes and line.   Here was my result:  (I have a little left to finish in…

[Exciting Update to] In Need of Color

Creating an Office with a View To Recap: A few posts ago, I spoke about wanting to ‘colorsplash’ my office.  Essentially, it was cold and drab and I yearned to add warmth and color.  I selected the following color palette of coffee bean, limes, Tulane green, and white based on elements I enjoyed in my office.

Cool Composition- 1.168

The second assignment in my Digital Illustration class was to create a cool (as in cold) composition in Adobe Illustrator using basic shapes, gradients, and brush strokes.  I chose cool colors (deep blues and purples) layered with neutrals (black, white, and grey) to create high contrast.  To the casual observer, my composition may seem random.  But for anyone…

In Need of Color

‘Color Splash’ing My Office I’ve been in my new office for a little over a year and it still lacks color, character, and inspiration. Due to campus requirements, the walls are the signature light grey (much lighter than the picture turned out) and the carpet is dark squares of alternating greys.  Doesn’t it look drab and dull?! …

Obsessed with Color and Line

Obsessed with Color and Line I’m in the beginning of the third week of school and starting to get the routine down (allowing me to blog again). I must say, I knew I was going to enjoy my Digital Design class but couldn’t have fathomed the extent.  We have been learning about color, which I…

Photography Business- Revising the Dream

Photography Business- Revising the Dream The biggest thrill I get for maintaining a blog is the capability to compare my thoughts and progress over time.  (I just recently started using this blog for both photography and personal posts instead of maintaining two).  Once I gain insight on something, it’s interesting to go back and read earlier posts to…

The ‘Bed Time’ App

I will be returning to school  full time (13 hours) in 5 DAYS!! I was careful in selecting the days/times of my classes since I also have a full time career and a photography business. Luckily, I was able to create a schedule with some consistency… and that ends EARLY!  My classes are Monday through Thursday from…