I’ve been wanting to expand into the realm of photo-manipulation and vector art. I’ve been using Fireworks since 2006, and it’s still by far my favorite, but I recently obtained a copy of Photoshop and Illustrator (and the creative suite, because of Adobe’s cool new subscription thing) and decided that it would be a good idea to acquaint myself with working with them, because if I was able to get them down, I think my digital art would go a lot further.
So this is my first attempt – it’s me with fairy wings (with a “darker color” filter applied) in a field picture that I got from Krappweis on sxc.
I charted out my empire the other night. I think it’ll help me stay focused and remember the big picture – I can add to it as needed which is a nice aspect. I have bits of ideas and goals and big picture stuff strewn across various notes and entries in my journal, but having a graphical representation seems to make it that much more real.
I don’t know much about building empires, but this makes sense to me – and it’s nice to look at.
In keeping with the tradition I started a while ago (and that I don’t have any stamps, and that I want to get into comic making sometime soon – and that I’ve been on bed/couch-rest all day from food poisoning) I present, Alex and Kiery’s 2011 Christmas e-card, comic style! Enjoy, and Happy New Year!