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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Google Abandoning Blogger users in favor of Social Media Image Sharing.

http://googlephotos.blogspot.com/2016/02/moving-on-from-picasa.html#links

As of March 15, 2016, google will no longer be supporting the Picasa desktop application. After much thought and consideration, we’ve decided to retire Picasa over the coming months in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos. We believe we can create a much better experience by focusing on one service that provides more functionality and works across mobile and desktop, rather than divide our efforts across two different products.

Basically what that means is they are abandoning bloggers and desktop users in favor of mobile applications and sharing across social media platforms. Google photos is bare bones meant for the sole purpose of sharing via google plus and facebook. You will no longer be able to create thumbnails of your images or directly link to your images as we bloggers need to.

I'm just so sick of this. I pay extra to have extra storage space because comcast totally canceled their photo storage/hosting option, and I refuse to use photobucket. The sheer amount of image theft there makes me sick.

Honestly I have no idea what I'm going to do for image hosting now. Next thing, I bet, will be getting rid of blogger all together. =( Then I'll have no other choice to move to word press (which I don't want to do because unless you subscribe (aka pay) you have absolutely no control over your content.)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tribute to AA Milne and EH Shepard - Winnie the Pooh

So, I run a private group on facebook dedicated to daily sketching/drawing. Every month I put out a calendar of prompts and you draw which ever prompt inspires you the most. The point is to just draw every day, skill level doesn't matter.

Well... January 18th was A.A. Milne's Birthday also known as Winnie the Pooh Day, that day the prompt was to Draw a winter activity to include Pooh & gang.

I grew up watching winnie the pooh, back in the early 70's I had a pooh-bear, so early Winnie the Pooh holds a special place in my heart. As an adult I admire EH Shepard's original illustrations of Pooh & gang, which is more or less what I based this drawing on.

Needless to say, I was very inspired. And yet again, I feel as though this is a direction I need to explore more of.

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Here are some detailed shots as I completed them:
Pooh:

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Eeyore:

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I'm hoping to get the illustration finished in the next few days.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Graphic Design stuffs.

So there's this other thing that I do, Graphic Design. I have a few clients, mostly convention people and my mother in law (for the Geneseo Model Railroaders Train Club.)

The original picture was taken by one of the Railroad club members and my mother in law needed it for their 2016 button design. I had to modify the picture so that it would fit (full bleed) into the circular design, I also wanted to just make it a better photo without the foliage, benches and christmas decorations. Took about 2 hours (including laying out the button design w/ text).

Jareth the Goblin King Valentines...

In the Development Stages:
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The Finished Painting:
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Finished Design:

Jareth The Goblin King Illustration By Conniefaye by ConnieFaye on DeviantArt

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