30 June 2009

Updating the Blog...

So I have deceided that I've had enough of online backgrounds and want to make my own. So I've been doing a few tutorials to make some.
Stay tuned for the blogs new look. In the mean time here's another peek at the Bumblebee WIP.
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27 June 2009

New Job & Big Post...

So I've been working away on my new freelance job and have finished the first pieces. They're for a poster that will go in the window of the Print Centre, Paisley.
The print company I work for were looking for someone who could do photo-manipulations in an Anne Geddes sort of style. As in babies and flowers. Obviously I'm not near her standard, but with practice & time I could be.

Anyways I've been doing tutorial after tutorial in Photoshop to get better and at the same time working away. So here are the 5 final images:

The idea is that when a customer would like a canvas printed of their baby in a flower, they can pick one of 5/6 flowers, send me the baby image and I manipulate the photograph to fit within the flower.

I'm actually really excited about it cos its finally my start in digital art as freelance work. A year after graduating I finally get a break, even if its a small one, its still a break :D

I'm still lacking that confidence in my own work at times tho, but because of all the tutorials I'm doing I can feel wee bits of confidence slipping in as well as some pride in my own work. Something I've not felt before in self motivated piece
s. Yes I knew I was good at art etc in school and Uni, but when you get out of that comfort zone and into the big bad world the competition & quality is so high, you can get very scared. Not to mention looking at other artists work can be daunting and off putting. But now I'm beginning to think "I can do this" and instead of being put off and intimidated I'm thinking "right, how did they do that and how can I achieve something of that standard"
Anyways, I'm really hoping it takes off and I can get more work because of it!

At the moment I'm working on a vector image of Bumblee (the lovely yellow Camaro) from Tranformers! I've been seeing all these vehicle vectors on Deviant Art. I absolutley love them and had to try one. So stay tuned, I'll be posting it soon!
Here's a wee snippet of Bumblebee's progress:

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16 June 2009

Good News...

I got the job and now have an official job title... I am a freelance digital artist yay!!

My first job is to gather together a decent collection of photographs of flowers for my work. So I'm off to Bellahouston Park to take some photos.

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15 June 2009


So I've had some potential good newa bout some freelance work, have a meeting today with a print company that want me to do some wartwork for them.... So excited! So I'll see how that goes today :D

Also have don
e a wee bit more of jewellery and accessory design. After trying to get a nice come for the wedding in July and discovering the one I really liked is out of stock and not likely to come back in in time, I decided to make my own.

It is made from pearl and crystal beads wrapped with silver plated wire around a metal comb. The roses are made from ivory clay and are also wrappeed woth silver plated wire. I decided to add them to my store so they can be made to order at my Misi store.
I can also make custom design to suit the individual.

Still have to sort out all my other items and get them uploaded to Misi, will be doing that soon.
Wish me luck for today!!

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