I designed a holiday card this year for Sheena, Izzy and I. I don't really consider myself Jewish, but since she's definitely going to celebrate Christmas because of Sheena I figured I might as well through something for Hannukah in there too.
I was playing around with a design in Illustrator and decided to finish it out in Photoshop with a photo I shot last week in Venice Beach.
Usually when I'm working on stuff I try to work in such a way that'll make my life easier as I come back to do revisions.
Not gonna lie, I didn't do that this time and I regret it. For some reason I decided not to pen tool the skater and it made everything 5x more difficult than it needed to be. I ended up masking by hand with the paint brush which succckkkkkked. Especially since I didn't use my Wacom, just the track pad on my laptop.
You live and learn though, won't be making that mistake again.
I decided to have my bachelor party in Atlanta so that my friends wouldn't have to make two cross country trips for me. We rented a party bus and it took us around to a few breweries all located on Atlanta's west side. I found out from one of my friends who lives in the area that it is sometimes called Malt Disney because of the number of breweries that have found a home there.
I loved this so I decided to make a shirt for the area. If I can get enough commitments, I'll have them produced.
The other day I started messing around with a photo I had shot. This ended up being the result.
It started with an abstract design I noticed in the background of a tv show my fiance was watching. I thought it might look interesting with a photo layered over it, but then I started warping things and adding some text for texture and messing with the colors.
Eventually I landed here. Decided to add in a paper texture for good measure so it didn't feel so vectory.
Let me know what you think.