This is the last thing I am looking at before going to bed. Smart girl, am I.
It literally gave me nightmares the night I got the blending right.
I am such a wuss.
Anyway, it was supposed to be a realistic sugar skull and a bit of a practice piece doing this sort of blending. I might attempt in in a few months time when I’m over working on the trauma of the image as it stands thus far.
I followed the walk-through on SurrealPSD… over here.
She’d run some designs past me before but I will admit that whilst I am a fledgling graphics designer (became qualified in 2010), I am by no means artistically inclined. Even though I do enjoy the process of logo design, my bent leans more towards retouching, typesetting, packaging and stationery. Tam wanted something that was a little more fanciful than what I could come up with personally and she is a wonderful artist herself, she fiddled around and finally settled on a beautiful monogram logo with her signature lotus flower.
Well, it fell to me to bring the lovely artwork into the digital realm and I had a heck of a lot of fun doing so. All hail Adobe Illustrator!
The design needed to be changed somewhat as the whole thing needed to be squished into what was eventually less than a 2×2 inch space and it needed to be legible. So the M became solid, the lotus was simplified just a little and the borders squared up.
And yes, I used Trajan Pro for the font… graphic designer faux pas, but I liked it. More to the point, so did Tam.
Things have been extremely busy. I’ve made new friends, I go to training every Saturday morning and get my arse kicked by my personal trainer. I will be going to gym through the week too (as soon as I get my schedule sorted), Bronagh is taking up a LOT of time too – still trying to figure the puppy out. But she is very cute. I’ve also been taking photos of all and sundry so…
If you’re curious, I used a tutorial by Chris Spooner as the basis of this design.
Quotes of the Days
If you're male and you like Twilight, you're gay. I don't mean that in the derogatory sense, I mean it in the "you want to put your testicles against another man's testicles while gripping handfuls of chesthair" kind of way. -- The Oatmeal