Rorschach in Design: When One Thing Leads To Another – Part Two

After my butterfly design pattern exploits, I decided to experiment with an idea of improvising.  A design ad lib of sorts, starting from free thinking and random curves.  One of my attempts was this: I immediately saw the potential of this one. Not just the form but the texture reminded me of a certain animal….

Rorschach in Design: When One Thing Leads To Another – Part One

As a kid I’m sure many of you lounged on the grass, sun beating on your cheeks, gentle breezes rustling through your hair looking upward as clouds dance by your view.  It isn’t long before those clouds start to take shape, a bunny perhaps, maybe a turtle?  It doesn’t take much for our minds to…

Countdown To Halloween: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

You can’t have Halloween without its spooky tales, urban legends, and creepy lore. Out of the tales none is more classic than the headless Hessian ghost of a quaint eerie town of Sleepy Hollow. The short story was one of 34 essays written by Washington Irving in 1820. It has since garnered several adaptions including…

Countdown to Halloween: 14 Days To Go!

Another week and only 14 days to go.    Nothing says Halloween like a good old witch.  Pale green skin, exaggerated nose accessorized by a hairy wort, pointy brimmed hat, completed with a cackle.  Nothing short of a caricature, I assure you. I once was directed  to a book titled, “Juniper” by Monica Furlong by an acquaintance…

Countdown to Halloween: 28 Days To Go!

Creeping crawlers and intricate webs, spiders have been mascots of Halloween for years.  Insects in general can be rather frighting under the right circumstances, but why the spider?  Why is the spider on every Halloween decor,  every cupcake, and a glimpse on every haunted spectacle one can find?  Is it their intricate homes?  Does their…

The Countdown Begins: 30 Days Til Halloween…

Now it begins.  The Pumpkin carving, creepy costume, apple bobbing, time of the year where kids have a good excuse to gorge on candy, and adults get to act like puberty never set in.  A time where cosplay isn’t just for nerds, pranks can freak the daylights out of total strangers, and the law enforcement…

From Sketch to Color

The Before and the After, the  Rough to the Final, the Beginning to the End, regardless how one wants to phrase it there is something fascinating about the vision becoming a lucid work of art.  My dad was a computer geek since it’s conception.   Even now I till remember the old dos putty computer, and playing single colored…

All those fancy patterns….

You have seen them everywhere, detailed patterns repeated intricately on fabrics, wallpapers, vinyls, and plastics.  I was once in awe, trying to figure out where the pattern began and where it ended. Some time ago I decided I wanted to give it a try.  As you can imagine where to start left me scratching my head.  A…