Hope that you all have had a nice weekend! As for me it was a good one and I managed to do some artwork as I had planned. I was working a little bit with the detailing on the canal boat, and you can see the result here below, but there’s still a lot of work to do. But, I am not rushing it just working away slowly but surely.
Last night this little fella’ popped up in my head and I just had to jot him down. I have no name for him yet, so for the moment he goes by the name Piggy. We will see what I decide to name him.
If you would like to buy a print of the ‘Have a cup of tea’ picture above, just visit the link below:
I was not only doing artwork but also some reading/study of Graphic Design. I have started to do some self studies by getting some useful and informative books. All these three books are great, and it gives you information about what you need to know as a graphic designer, and also it gives you some background history. Especially in the Typography books, both of them are great but yet different. The next step is to start to do some practice as well, I do have the softwares I need already, but right now it’s just the time that is lacking. But I will get there and doing a little bit at the time. Between the years 1995 until 2000 I was working at a printing company where we produced some printing matters, and my job there was to ‘create’ those plates for the printing. Which means I spent a lot of time working with layouts, repro, montage for the proof readings, logotypes, separating colours if a logo had several colours in them etc. My employer was an old Typograhper with over 30 years in the business, and he taught me the rules of layout etc. I learned my job by working with these things, but never went to any schools to learn it except for some shorter courses I was sent to during my years in the company. Well this was the entrance to my big interest in art and graphic design, guess I always have had the interest but by working with it you really got the feel for it.
Anyway, it IS a great hobby to have and doing all these things when I am not working gives me great satisfaction, and it also reduce the stress that I encounter in my ‘daily’ job working in the Financial Operations Department at a company. When I do my art is the only time I forget to drink my coffee if that gives you an idea how caught up in my work I get. I forget time and space 🙂
I will be back with more updates at the end of this week as I always has something going on. I can never say before hand that I will do this or that, I simply follow the inspiration and at times I get surprised myself by the images that pops up in my head. And I wonder, where did that come from? Well as an artist, that is the way it is and the inspiration can come from anywhere really. We just have to follow it and enjoy the ride.
Enjoy your week All!!