the thing that struck me the most about this week’s lecture for 2208 on the design process was the use of thumbnail sketches. As a person who frequently tries ideas in Photoshop directly, the idea of doing brainstorming and roughs on a piece of paper is decidingly foreign. Its very likely because i have little experience actually drawing anything, and have never really scored well for any art & craft class. So this Thumbnail thing is starting to sound like a hard pill to swallow.
I remind myself of how i promised to keep an open mind, especially with regards to this module, which can be soo subjective. At the end of the day if it improves my work, then i would be a fool to not learn it. Who knows, if i like it, it might even finally convince me to buy the Wacom Tablet i’ve been eyeing but never really managed to save for.
Side issues. I’ve gotten a job for two prints to be done, a quarterly magazine, with cover and layout, and a cover for a yearbook. I truly thank God for these, not for the $, but because these are more real world opportunities to build a portfolio. At the same time, i hope i’m not overloading myself. Still have to remember I also have a wedding to cover in June, and the shots will be in as early as march!!!
Lastly, i’ve been in a vintage/retro/grunge mood of late, and here are two pieces of work that are done, largely for fun. After much consideration, i think i like the plain one better. Haa. As always i’ll appreciate comments to improve! 🙂