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Priority Shift

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I was planning on a big catch-up post for today, then I got a call yesterday evening about a temp job starting this morning. I made two posters over the weekend, and I have so much to say about the process – instead, I’m brushing the lint off my pants suit and packing a sandwich. […]

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Day 15: Getting Real

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It’s not a good idea to look at LinkedIn first thing in the morning, but that’s what I did. My feed is a mix of friends from art school getting excited over the latest animation techniques, various companies I started following when I was trying to get jobs from them, and recruiters offering advice to […]

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Day 14: Congratulations, Little Friends

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Today’s source is Little Friends of Printmaking, from Madison Wisconsin. Their work, at least in the book tends to be cartoonish in an almost deliberately grotesque kind of way – more tongues and nostrils than I tend to like in a character anyway. They use busy layouts and unusual, desaturated color palettes. Two things they’re […]

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Day 13 Update: All caught up

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In my earlier post today,¬† I laid out my plan to make a scratchboard drawing on the computer. It actually turned out better than I was expecting. My first thought was to work in Illustrator and make tapering strokes that would look like chisel strokes. Which I thought I could then bring it into After […]