I’m enjoying reading everyone’s special Valentine’s Day posts (both sad and happy). With work being thrown at me from all directions I did these up real quick. I decided to do a little refamiliarizing myself with the Adobe Illustrator’s blend tool and experiment a bit.
I had a super difficult morning trying to get to work and I couldn’t even write before getting ready. Luckily, I had a friend send her husband back by my house to take me into work because the car was stuck IN MY DRIVEWAY! Yay snow! Then when I get to work it only got worse as I tried to adjust my attitude. The office staff, on in particular treats me like I’m beneath him. It was so bad in fact that my nose started bleeding and I was able to make it to my supervisor’s office before the panic attack set in.
There I told him enough was enough. I can no longer work in an environment like this, I no longer care about my job which I was once so passionate about, and I’m not in a good state of mind after a couple of weeks of everything I’ve endured here. I told him unapologetically that this is my two-week notice. And he said hold on to that because I have big plans for you. WTF! Did he not hear me? Mentally, this place is no longer good for me. My blood pressure and anxiety are through the roof.
I ignored emails and the people in the office for about 30 minutes so I could do this little vector up. Something to remind me to love myself. Why can’t I freelance from home? Oh yeah, not in this small town. It’s almost time to leave so I’m going to go home and think about what I’m going to do for my photo project tonight since we have over a foot of snow on the ground. Thanks for letting me rant.
I guess one good thing about the job that I loathe to work at is the downtime. I’m not that busy today and looked up another technique and style to try. You know me I love to learn new things. I’m so intrigued by the cutout appearance. I have so many ideas that I want to try out and I think I need to start making lists because I have so many ideas for the toy figures and photos I want to take. Is it just me or do the purples look like they’re moving?
I know, I know. My comics are usually posted early but with Disting tonight, errands that needed to be done, and my son getting up super early it was better for me to post later so I can focus my entire energy on it. This week I decided that I would use Adobe Illustrator rather than Photoshop and even experimented with color. I think I may be on to something with the hand-drawn elements, vectors, and colors. What do you think?
The situation that this is covering is the fact that I sat on the fence about cutting my hair. I felt so bad about myself at work that I needed a positive change. Then my anxiety ‘cat’ kicked in with all the self-doubt and worries. FYI I’m now in love with my shorter hair.
Happy Saturday Y’all!
I have had the worst emotionally beating bad past few days. During an hour before and during lunch today I created something that made me giggle. What’s even better is the entire process made me feel like me. I forgot everything that has been going on and focused on the task at hand. I was inspired by the retro creature features from awesome days gone by. I used my palette 23 for the vector monster.
I don’t know how long I’ll be able to exercise my creative side here at work. I have work to do but thought I would go ahead and post what I’ve done from yesterday and today. This is partially becuase I no longer care about my job. Sad? Absolutely. I use to love and care about my job. It’s not the career I’ve chosen. It’s the company. But enough of the pitty party here is what I tried my hand at the past couple of days. I present some typography and Year of the Pig.
I didn’t get to post this on my lunch so I’m going to sneak it in now. I went back to basics for the animals with Adobe Illustrator and the cupcake is something I wanted to try in Adobe Photoshop. Both are simple in nature. Now I kind of want to explore children’s book illustrations and food photography. Just kidding, I have enough on my plate but I would like to entertain the ideas. Oh Oh…how cute would a comic be in the simple animal style?
Today, I came into work allowing myself 5 minutes to clock in before I would be considered late. Let me tell you, it felt SO good to cook an awesome lunch this morning then to ACTUALLY sit and enjoy my breakfast. I said my good mornings, made small talk when prompted and did my job (so far, the day isn’t over yet). I’m not stressed nor did I go out of my way to do all the extra things I normally do for a company that catfished me into doing a job that they never intended for me to do.
Instead of working today I found some tutorials for Adobe and have been working my way through them. It was SO FUN! And the bonus part is because I really didn’t care how well I did my job I’m not as stressed. I did and then moved on.
I’m thoroughly in LOVE with the flat and low poly art. I can’t wait until I get comfortable enough to really venture out and stretch my graphic design legs. Happy Friday guys!
I have been IN LOVE with poly art images and it took a bit to realize that is what the geometric styled art goes by, or at least one of them. In my true Jo fashion, I Googled until I found a tutorial that wasn’t blocked (yeah I was at work so I was having to fight the IT nazi’s firewall). After getting used to the process, I’m eager to try more complex images such as a fox or a gecko. Maybe once a month because it is time-consuming but I want to know the process of completing an image even though there are plug-ins that do this in a matter of minutes. I also enjoyed the control of it. So here is my first Poly Art image. Happy Saturday everyone.