Hey You, Draw Me

I've always been obsessed with the idea of different human perception and how the things and shapes people see compare and contrast to each others. Ever since high school, I've been asking people to draw me in hopes to study what they see and which creative style they choose to execute the task. I was cleaning out some old work and found the following: 

Chris Daharsh

Chris Daharsh

Whitney Garner

Whitney Garner

Clair Rock

Clair Rock

Kelsey Anderson

Kelsey Anderson

Logan Graves

Logan Graves

Sean Thomas Blott

Sean Thomas Blott

Documenting Process

As a designer sometimes we just get caught up in showing the end project or result. I personally find the process just as important. So why doesn't designers show or defuse that more? I relate process and sketches as some behind the scenes content that shows how we work.  

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Who cares if it's not perfect. As we all know, know one is perfect and that's why we usually don't show the client everything. Most clients don't understand or care how designers think during the concepting stages.  

While concepting, I try to take a moment and have peers review my sketches. Sometimes, a really great result can come from sharing before things are too concrete. 

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Sometimes another designer can follow your thought process and add ideas or suggest a similar but more clear icon or path to take. 

I encourage people of all levels of talent to get out there and share. Judgment is just how we are as humans. Might as well put that to some good use!

 

 

A Renter's House Party

No one has house parties like they used to. I always wondered if it was because most of my friends actually have "real jobs" now and make some sort of money and their material things became harder to replace? Or is it because none of us have time to take a 24 hour holy-shit-I-drank-enough-to-kill-a-small-sorority-girl-hangover. Anyway, I'm feeling particularly nastaligic of the easier times today of dance in stinky unfinished basements with shitty lights, everyone's PA's we could even fit down there, piss beer, playing the piano so hard my fingers bled.

Art + Science = Videogames

Yesterday I watched "Video Games: The Movie" on Netflix. If you haven't watched it and you're a creative person, you probably should. 

One thing that started to interest me was the physical and emotional connection people have with these narratives and how they grow over time. Did you know the average person that plays video games are males, age 30? I would have thought that "kids"  we occupying that space more than the older generations but I guess those 30(ish) year old are where the game playing and experience really started. 

Take a look at the trailer and get ready for your mind to try to realize the connection of science and art on this media that not too many people understand but one a lot of people interact with. 

Interested in playing those games you did when you were a kid? The games that are towards the beginning  of video games and computer games are available to play on the Internet archive

#OUCHMYTIBIA

I'm not usually a blog user. I have always imagined this blog being left for new process, my DIY wins and fails, and also to highlight any designers or projects. But sometimes something new and worth documenting comes along. 

A couple of weeks ago I ended up having a spill in some wet grass and as I fell, heard a snap. 5 girls carried my body into the house and helped me ice and take care of it. Until I have children, will remember this as the worst pain I've ever felt in my entire life. 

The next morning the girls and I got into the car and headed for the mid point of my dad's house and where we were staying. Shortly after being X-Rayed at Branson West Cox Emergency Room, they told me it was just a small fracture. [TIME OUT HERE. Check out that X-Ray below and tell me it doesn't look like it's broke clean in half].  I came back up to Kansas City and the real experts here told me I broke both my tibia and fibula. To quote the doctor outside the room I was in, "Jesus Christ! I can't believe that they would make her travel like this". Surgery time!

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Fast forward into the future
After lots of pain killers, time in bed, and healing I am now 50% Polish, 25% titanium and screw and 25% human.  I've got 2 crutches, 1 shower chair, 1 set of handle bars for my toilet, and a walking boot if anyone needs to borrow one in the future. 

 

I now have three more weeks until I can walk with a CA Cast (or a walking boot). I think that's just in time for a Christmas Miracle. 

Note to the readers: If you ever had an orthopedic problem go visit Dr. Henning with Midwest Orthopedics. He's a great doctor and he probably saved my leg from being deformed and crooked for the rest of my life.