Tool For The Trade: The Wacom tablet

As a designer, the tools you add to your artist tool box can be important in streamlining your workflow. Last week I purchased a wacom Intuos 5 touch (medium) tablet in an attempt to improve my own personal workflow as an illustrator. I will give you a quick synopsis of what this tablet does and my thoughts on it in …

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a great tool to see what all is going on with your website. Select date ranges and view how many visitors, unique visitors, page views, what pages had the most visits, visitor duration, geographically where they came from, and on and on and on. So many stats it can overwhelm a person who doesn’t like numbers and …

It’s Hard to Make Bad Drawings that Look Good

Growing up as an aspiring comic book artist, it was always my goal to make amazing illustrations that were high in detail and accomplished a certain level of realism. I still haven’t quite accomplished this goal but I digress. It seemed impossible that a drawing that looked like it was done by children could be a good illustration. If you …

No More Books

In the web development world and even web design, you can’t memorize everything. That’s just silly and impossible. 10 years ago most developers had a bookcase full of books for reference. Many still do that today but it’s also very easy to use online resources. Google has a developer resources section as do all the various programming languages, the W3C, …

The Struggle and Compulsion to Get Better

Illustration and design is something that I oddly feel compelled to do. I use the word “compelled” not because I am trying to portray myself as “the artist” that is moved romantically toward his craft. Nothing that deep. I am simply saying I don’t do art and design only because it is fun. It is a struggle sometimes. And yet, …