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Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Where am I going with this.


And yet, it progresses still.

Abi has pointed out some things I needed to work on and I'm SO glad she did. Boy, am I starting to UNDERSTAND things more instead of just blindly trying to create. Abi, whether she realizes it or not, is my beloved mentor and I lurve her to death for helping me. The stuff she's shown me in just one day after attempting this piece has changed the design into more of a mature representation of it. Yes, the swirl is gone although if you like that one still, Jen, you can have it for sure.

Abi explained the whole WOW factor of Photoshop and how people are drawn to pretty swirly things, but this design is demonstrating more professional technique (well, as professional as I can get right now). Abi, being the pro that she is, could instantly detect what I was using in the first two and suggested other ways to make it look more skilled. So in other words, it is the same but different. It grew up, if you will. But to each their own. It may turn into more, you never know. I dont know. Who could possibly know? They each have their own uniqueness about them.

I think I'm going to have to buy Abi a puppy.

So your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to continue on through this little journey of mine and give me your input - I promise not to cry, right Abs? Constructive criticism may be hard to handle but it's necessary to see if you're seeing feeling what I'm trying to get you to see feel.

I promise not every post will be about a design, although I can't promise there wont be a little one slipped in at the end (hey, they're fun to look at right?) and there will still be just simple photography tossed about - It's when you can't tell the difference between the two, besides the fact that roads don't normally just get sucked into space, that's when I'll know I'm getting somewhere.

Fact is, I'm gonna learn things and I'm gonna throw them out at you. You may see some pretty ugly messes, you may see some disturbing images created from the bowels of my brain. But some day, we may find that diamond in the ruff.

abitest-8, originally uploaded by spookalot.