Posted: September 19th, 2012 | Author: mvfb | Filed under: Words | Tags: business, yt | No Comments »
I realize that I haven’t posted on this blog in a long time. Part of it is that I’ve been focusing more on my writing and editing skills. Part of it was that even though I like my domain name (I picked it, after all!), I feel self-conscious about the implications.
I’m currently working on setting up a web site for my copyediting and book design business as well as one that just uses my name as a sort of placeholder for links to all things I do. I will convert this site to one that offers fun(ny) geek gear.
Posted: May 3rd, 2012 | Author: mvfb | Filed under: Art | Tags: cmyk, daily, original | No Comments »
I used to get a lot of “Turn that frown upside down” and similarly sage advice. I got to be quite sick of it even if it did have a teensy kernel of truth. I’m working on the second panel to this, but in the meantime…
Posted: April 29th, 2012 | Author: mvfb | Filed under: Art | Tags: cmyk, daily, original, wordplay | No Comments »
I confess that I’ve been wallowing in it for too long. Now I just need to find my own path through it…
EDIT: Someone pointed out to me that it reminded them of a certain fish symbol. No religious association was intended, but the text warp effect is, indeed, called “fish”. I altered it until it looked more like a shark with a gaping maw but to each their own
Posted: April 12th, 2012 | Author: mvfb | Filed under: Art | Tags: daily, funny, original, wordplay | No Comments »
My sketch book has been busy with ideas and I’m getting some of them out. Even though I’m allergic to cats
Posted: April 11th, 2012 | Author: mvfb | Filed under: Art | Tags: daily, original, wordplay | No Comments »
That’s how I feel sometimes. Maybe not as pink…
Posted: March 4th, 2012 | Author: mvfb | Filed under: Art | Tags: original, wordplay | No Comments »
I’m now done with my previously imposed CMYK-only – after all, my favorite colors are not in that palette! I’m going to aim for red-black-white for a while, then expand my horizons
Posted: March 4th, 2012 | Author: mvfb | Filed under: Words | Tags: yt | No Comments »
I have successfully (kinda) moved this site to my new host
Please let me know if you see any errors!
Posted: February 2nd, 2012 | Author: mvfb | Filed under: Art | Tags: daily, original, wordplay, yt | No Comments »
Self-explanatory, I think. I tend to dwell in my habits, and don’t see any way out even when they’re destructive.
I’m going to work on that gradient, this is a sketch but the idea is there.
Posted: December 30th, 2011 | Author: mvfb | Filed under: Words | Tags: inspiration, links, technique | No Comments »
I’m working on overcoming creative ennui (read: terror) by trying out different grids. Adobe Illustrator is all fine and good, but nothing compares to paper and a pen in my hand. I still love my squares, but it’s time to make room for hexagons, circles, and polar coordinates! My cursory research hasn’t offered many possibilities, but Lay Flat Sketchbooks look promising (that off-center polar, ooh la la!) and I’ve been tormenting my printer running off “experiments” from the fabulous freeÂ graph paper generator from Incompetech (what a name!).
Posted: December 29th, 2011 | Author: mvfb | Filed under: Art | Tags: affirmation, creativity, original, yt | No Comments »
I’m still working on this one. I recently read a blog post about creativity and jumping at new ideas and how that may be a refusal to decide, to act on the scary current ideas, so I decided to make a poster for my work area to remind me to decide rather than flinch away. I’m leery of gradients and, especially, drop shadows and glow effects, but they’re oh-so-temping =)