Summer into Fall

An important part of creating graphics is knowing your style.

A shot taken at an airport I think in DC I love the Specialized Color effect I achieved here. This was taken with my old canon point and shoot that I used while touring in England
A shot taken at an airport I think in DC I love the Specialized Color effect I achieved here. This was taken with my old canon point and shoot that I used while touring in England

MY STYLE is more like these projects I created in 2009 – 2010 when I first began to learn how to make collages in paint shop. The problem with paint shop images of this type is that they are not vector files.  If you scale a non vector image to larger dimensions ( non vector files are called raster files) they pixelate. To avoid this using a vector program like ADOBE Illustrator is necessary. So here I am determined to become proficiently able to create whatever I want in illustrator. Here are my old printshop pro college / inspiration cards.

Learning means going all the way to the beginning of something and producing very elementary work, at least that is what I am experiencing. Awful! Painful! Ouch! It bites!

squirrel

The image above is a combination of a shot I took of a squirrel this morning, and several rectangle,squares and circles created in illustrator. Various colors, and effects applied to edges gives this interest.  Not my favorite but I am committed to an exercise everyday in order to become more proficient in illustrator. It is hard not to jump right in to the creative “develop my own style” phase. I am concentrating on baby steps.

Here is  my squirrel. It was a lovely picture. I was out shooting and felt something was watching me. I look at a nearby tree and this squirrel caught my eye. Sure as the sun was shining, he was looking at me.

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