Man oh man, what have I been up to?! A whole lot of nothing, really. I can’t believe I forgot to post this here lol. I guess mostly everyone knows already but I’ll post anyway. Diana, Aria and I are expecting another addition to the family in May 2019!
I decided to do something a little different this time – using a Super Smash Bros-related concept paired with cars. For those of you that don’t know about the Super Smash Bros game – it’s a fighter game that has multiple characters that join the battle as you progress through the game. As you unlock each character, you get a “New challenger approaching” message and a silhouette of the character before you battle to try and unlock them. I tried to use that same concept with our cars – showing the “current” roster and then showing a darker, shadowy silhouette of the new car to portray the new baby.
We’re not sure yet on if it’s a boy or a girl – we don’t find out until the end of December – but whatever it is, I think we’re ready to have our hands full(er?) again. We always joke that we’re gonna have ANOTHER one whenever Aria starts being a butthead. We’re super stoked though – the more the merrier :).
Some other things I’ve been working on…
I’ve picked up an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and have really been spending a lot of my free time to illustrating/sketching/painting and trying to “hone” my skills. I truly haven’t drawn in years and it was something that I enjoyed a lot when I was a kid. I would go through packs of paper learning to draw and then I kind of just fell off the wagon.
I tried again using my computer/mouse and Adobe Illustrator but the mouse and clicking reference points to create lines and such just wasn’t working out for me so I gave up there too. The iPad however, makes it feel like an awesome combination of traditional pencil/paper drawing mixed with the digital benefits of layers and effects of Illustrator and I’ve been able to finally put the ideas in my head onto a canvas of some sort. As you saw in my previous post – I was able to make one shirt out of one of the first designs I finished. I have a few more that I just keep jumping back and forth on but I’ll post as I finish them.
To be honest, almost all of my free time now has been spent drawing – so that’s where you’ll find me. LOL!