Friday, April 18, 2014

Ponies!

This has been a pretty good week for Alellea, she got three new ponies, a bunch of new great maps and some other goodies from the anniversary festival.
This first pony is the Steed of Odogil which I actually really really love. I was bracing myself for another tablecloth mount that would make me feel unimpressed but that didn't happen this time. The colors are really nice, and so is the subtle design in the caparison. Then there's the gold part on the bottom...love love love!!! His name is Astral.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

MoCCA Fest Goodies 2014

Today I went to the MoCCA Arts Fest, it was AMAZING. It was my first MoCCA Fest and I'm disappointed that I didn't go to one before! I came in with a good amount of money because I knew that I would be tempted to buy a lot of great artwork. I ended up FORCING myself to leave because if I stayed I would have spent all of my money. All of it.

Here is all of the art I got. So much art. Beautiful, beautiful art.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Graphic novel final project planning.

This week my graphic novel professor told us that for our final project (that isn't due till late next month) will be a 12 page comic about anything we want. Right away I knew what I wanted to do: a story on Alellea, my main LOTRO baby.

I'm so excited! I ended up neglecting projects and papers due next week...oops. Well now I have 20+ different panel layouts printed out, pages and pages in my sketchbook full of floating heads trying to decide what Alellea looks like, and a bunch of loose leaf papers with scribbles of half assed story lines.

Still not really sure what kind of story I want. I'm thinking it will be about her family, mainly about her late father.

We shall see.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

BLOG REVAMP

This theme looks nice but it doesn't work well with my posts, especially for photos.
I'm going to be hunting for a new theme, in the mean time I apologize for the messiness of my blog.

Learning new programs.

I'm FINALLY taking graphic art classes which means that I'm learning how to use programs I've never used before like Illustrator and InDesign. I really enjoyed using Illustrator, I've never worked with vector shapes before. Still can't get over how it doesn't get pixelated... IT'S GREAT but weird because layers work differently in Illustrator than Photoshop. Each shape is its own layer but it's still part of a layer??

Anyway, during my winter course we had to do a self portrait with this program and you know what? I think I did a pretty good job, considering I've never used Illustrator before. I wish I had more time to work on it so I can fix up the colors and shapes but it's okay.

Moving on to InDesign...THIS IS WHAT I LOVE TO DO. Formatting, text, layout, I love love love doing that kind of stuff. I'm using InDesign a lot in my courses this year and I hope I'll be able to learn it inside and out.

Sorry for making you look at my face. Even if it is a vector version.