Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Job Of Freelancing

I have many years as an Illustrator and graphic designer. I have worked freelance and day jobs. All have pros and cons. The way we work is changing all the time. Some industries faster than others. A day job has its benefits, literally. As a freelancer we must market and find ways to keep ourself maintaining work. We all must work with great companies that use services to find great designers. Recently I have been promoting my freelance business more. Including my connected group of creatives with I’ve looked at a lot of places that many online sites just promote for the common low price sales pitch. For the client and the designer this a lose lose situation. We get what we pay for. That does not mean shelling out loads of cash to get your project done. It does mean looking for a skilled professional to achieve what you are looking for.

Now I have come across, Toptal Freelance Visual Designers Network. They do exactly this. They screen all the designers in their repertoire. They do not allow just anyone to sign up to get a shot at working on a project. The really do look and vet all their employees. I can know that I am working with a certain standard of designers. It is great that I know companies they work with would be of a similar high standard. can help with finding long term work and this also interest me. As a creative I am always open to many kinds of positions and new ways of working excite me. They seem to be looking for the best fit for their client and designer. It is not like playing the marketing lottery with them. I just began the process at I believe that they will be doing great things matching me with my next great position and more.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Legs Sketch

Still working on my ability to use Photoshop painterly. You can see an animated progression of a pair of legs moving through grass that I illustrated. I love watching the timeline of how the illustration unfolds. Select the graphic for a large view. Enjoy. Comments definitely welcome.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Movember Art.

New Movember art. This one I did in Adobe Illustrator. As I have facial hair already, this is my contribution to the Moustache’s of Movember. For this project Mustache illustrations were created to promote awareness of Movember through social media. Movember is a fund-raising project to help men, and raise money for prostate cancer. See info about Movember at Please donate. You can see more of My Movember art here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Baby Hand timeline Illustration

Pushing my illustration to new levels. Experimenting more in Photoshop with my wacom HD 24 touch. I have had this tool for over a year and love it, but now I really am benefiting. I’ve been a Photoshop user for many many years and I’m expanding on my ability to use it painterly. You can see an animated progression of a baby hand that I illustrated. Photoshops new video features helped me export the layers that I copied and saved as I worked. This gives sort of a timeline of how the illustration unfolds. Enjoy. Comments definitely welcome.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BMTV-002 Illustrator CC 2014 Wave Effect

This is a Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 demo of the blend tool. You should be able to apply the info in this demo to older versions of Illustrator. The blend tool does go back to quite older versions. Enjoy, and let me know what you think.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Head Of Heads Progress

Making some really great progress on my Head of Heads sculpture. Next is eye details. Then I have to consider some kind of framing box.