09 January / regular

I recently came across a great showcase of animal photo manipulations over at The Inspiration Blog. There’s a great selection of photo manipulations there and in their part two post. I liked the idea of these so grabbed some free stock photos from stock.xchng, took them into Photoshop and started trying to create my own. The process took a lot longer than I thought it would, but it was a good exercise for practicing photo manipulation in Photoshop. Here’s what I came up with..

08 January / video

After Effects is a great program for motion graphics, special effects and compositing. I spent a lot of my time at university learning After Effects and playing about with it looking at different effects. But it’s been a while since I have used software, so I followed a couple a of tutorials from Videocopilot to get me back into things.

16 December / drawing

This post is the start of a series of posts following my progress through the Every Day Matters (EDM) list, a list of drawing challenges to take on. I recently threw myself head first into this list, aiming to do two items a day (not the one a week the list suggests) and here’s what I came out with:

30 November / regular

I’ve just got back in from a long evening walk. Although I started the day pretty well, firing up my camera, grabbing a tripod and having a bit of a play, I then hit a creative block. What had started as a day that seemed promising and productive soon turned into a great amount of procrastination, playing xbox and browsing the web. That was until I went out for a walk.

17 November / regular

Its been a long time but I am back posting again. I’ve found some time to think about the blog again, come up with some more ideas for posts and found more time for designing. Its been far too long since I posted here, but I’m feeling more focused now. So expect new things, and more frequent things in the coming weeks.

20 January / drawing

As part of my New Years Resolution to add more content to The Astronaut, I have started the Every Day Matters challenge. This is my drawing to start it off, EDM #1: Draw a Shoe.

15 October / regular

So I was sitting at home last night deciding what to do during my last two days off work, when I came across a coach service that goes overnight to Paris for just £9! As soon as I saw that I knew how I would spend my last day off and booked it straight away, and now I’m going to Paris.

01 October / regular

If there’s any website I’m addicted to right now over any other, it’s Lifehacker. I discovered the site a couple of years ago, but ever since it found a place on Flipboard on my iPad a few months ago, I’ve been checking out the site more and more.