James OBrien
November 2008
New bus sketches
Drawing in Flash
I've been playing with Flash lately, initially for animation and web design. But a couple of my students use Flash exclusively for inking their sketches. So I thought I would try it out and did a quick demo for the rest of the class. At top is a Flash drawing of the above sketch from my Downtowner project.
Catholic charities piece
This piece was commissioned by Notre Dame Business magazine for an article about Catholic charities. The designer asked for two images. I designed the left side to be cropped in a cross shape and the right side to be within an oval shape. While creating the image, I worked on them together in one large rectangular space, turning a mask layer on and off to check on how they were fitting within the cross and oval shapes. But as is often the case, I prefer the uncropped version.
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