Sketchbooks

sketchbooks

Like potato chips, I can’t seem to have just one. I have a main one, a black spiral bound one that lays flat. I also have: a moleskin in my purse, another in my car, a grey one for a specific group I am a part of, and a digital one, if you count Evernote.

Sometimes they house lists, sometimes it’s doodles, sketches, or meeting notes. And none ever seem to be with in arms reach when you have a sudden burst of creativity/a eureka moment about something you’ve been working on for MONTHS.

And then sometimes, they’re exactly where you need them to be, when you need them. Pencil ready! (I’m a fan of pencils more than pens, something about knowing I can erase and change my mind, relaxes any anxiety I have about brainstorming.)

Workflow – Artboards

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My workflow is something I often take for granted. And then KA-POW something comes along, be it simple or complex, that causes me to reevaluate my creative workflow.

More often than not it’s something that changes for the positive. Most of the time its an amazing new (to me) innovation in Creative Cloud that makes the heavens part and the chorus sing in my head. This time it was something that was something dating back to CS4, multiple artboards.

Saving and re-saving different versions of finalized files would cause my folder sizes to swell. But in fiddling with new export settings in CC (specifically “Export for Screens”), I stumbled across this concept. One document, multiple artboards each housing a different variation of the file.

I encourage anyone to look at older tutorials, you never know the gems you’ll uncover.

Hello 2018

Goals. Resolutions. Hopes. Wishes. Dreams.

Wistful words we often hear associated with the beginning of a new year. Can we swap them out for a new set of harder words, more appropriate set to start off into a new year.

Guts. Resolve. Heart. Willpower. Determination.

This new year goes on for an entire year, it’s a marathon not a sprint.  You got this!