Still Using Tutorials

One major training method I used quite often when I was first developing my design skills were tutorials, on how to produce a specific piece of art. It has been a while since I actually followed one, until recently. A tutorial I tried yesterday was posted on the Adobe Creative Magazine site, nearly a year…

Mountain of Photography

July was a nice month for good weather, and I happened to have something planned on the weekend where decent weather followed. Camping trip with hikes and walks in the Lake District was different from normal but welcoming experience. Day 1: Hiking up a mountain and the name of that particular one escapes me at…

A Replacement Printer

Having some ink left over from an old printer played a small part in a decision to replace it, with the exact same model. The EPSON WorkForce 7610D turned out to be an extremely useful printer in my case: The WiFi printing, you do not need wires to print. The ability to scan in A3…

Flux Con 2017

Very, very overdue and brief post about the Birmingham Flux Convention 2017 event by AfroFlux, held at the Hippodrome over the 3rd weekend in May. I attended on Sunday 21st and it was explained to me that it was the first ever event of its kind. The creatives who had tables/booths were very interesting to…

Tech: Moleskine Pen

Productive, convenient, efficient. The Moleskine pen is a thing that has improved my project and personal work process. Possibly, most likely, extremely biased review, as I have never used anything like it – besides a tablet. You can use it offline (disconnected from Bluetooth), you can email the document at stages of editing, and you…

Those Ideal Breaks

Taking a holiday, a break or declaring some timeout from work is 100% recommended. Time to reflect and refresh is key to personal and professional growth, and it does not matter if you travel half way across the world or just shut off all your devices and curl up in bed to do it –…

Setting Artwork Timeframes

Sometimes I have the ability to start and finish a piece within 8 hours and other times it’s more like 8 weeks, or even months. This only goes for personal projects, I will always try to complete these with a given deadline within a month. It is all down to poor self management – unless…