For the last couple of weeks I have been insanely busy. I'm in the process of selling my old house in Ohio, I've been writing articles for a new website called InterestBeat (keep your eyes peeled about this - it will launch soon), and I've been doing my freelance stuff in addition! Keeping busy is the spice of life though right?
This whole writing content articles is a gig that I happened upon by chance and I gotta say that I'm actually enjoying it. My most recent article was DIY decorating projects for Halloween. Oh my gosh, I had a lot of fun on it. I really hope they launch soon so that I can start sharing the links and the pictures with you guys!
Another new thing that I discovered is Periscope. Have you guys heard about this? Apparently it is an app through Twitter which allows you to broadcast yourself live. I like it because there isn't an insane amount of people on it, it's easy to use, and it seems to be a good way to advertise yourself if you're an artist. I had several people asking if I made the DIY stuff I was doing for people to buy. This was not something I had considered but I suppose I could in the future. If you want to look up my broadcasts on there sometime just download the periscope app and look for AllysonArtwork. I broadcast (also known as scoping) pretty much the entire time while I was doing my DIY projects. It was nice to have the opportunity to chat with other people. Very few trolls (which you can block easily). The biggest thing was the exposure to so many people from different countries around the world. If there's a language you want to practice, Periscope is the place to go. Ha ha.
I hope you guys are having a great time this week. I'll be posting things real soon.
--Always Ally :)
So, one of the things that I really wanted to buckle down on this summer was getting a better handle on how to use Illustrator for ... well, illustrative purposes. I'd been able to create simple shaped icons, but never really had the time to do much more with it than that or to learn more about what it was capable of doing.
After taking several courses through Lynda.com as well as looking up some tutorials online, I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of some of the illustrative capabilities and that ever scary "pen tool". Today I decided to try doing a whole scene, and make it Halloween themed. Therefore, without further ado. Here's today's image. :)
I plan on doing more images to add to my portfolio. But I really just wanted a whole original image to get my feet wet with Illustrator so to speak. I hope you like it.
I never really grew up.