I just watched Alexis Ohanian (@kn0thing) on Behance's 99U, talking about bringing genuine care and enjoyment to the products you make for others. I've been so busy lately with teaching and school that I been slacking across the board with my own client relationships/creative endeavors and that this is a prefect reminder of their importance. The two things that really stood out: 1. "Surprise and delight" or give the user something wonderful and fun that ...
Journal Entries for “Video”
Every now and then, we try to make little somethings with Flash or video and then post them for your enjoyment. These be them.
For last week's Illustration Friday theme of "sight", I actually set the record button on, so you can actually check out a bit of my process in Illustrator below. It was even more fun, as I drew this while talking end-of-the-world conspiracy theories with my dad. If you want, you can also check out the finished product on Flickr.
I have been wanting to start animating some of my drawings for a long time, so even though this guy is really simple, I needed to start somewhere. Enjoy!
Since I didn't have a Wacom tablet around, my daily person drawing (and coincidentally my Illustration Friday entry) was done in the great Brushes iPhone app.
It appears that the AIR 1.5.1 runtime has a minor issue with re-maximizing windows after miniziming them to the Snow Leopard dock. I have submitted a bug request, so hopefully it will be fixed soon.
I also should probably start recording some sound when I am taking these screencasts with the new Quicktime X ... it's like I have been making them for a deaf person.
One of the problems Norm and I have found with our DFP students building ActionScript 3 projects in Flex Builder is that any AIR-specific code that is implemented lacks code-completion and error-resolving. A really simple solution, though, is including the Global AIR SWC in the project's Library. You can follow along with the video for a demonstration on how.
Rocky Ricardo from Oscar Cortez on Vimeo.
Here is another piece done in the wonderful Brushes iPhone app, on the way to Cocoa Beach. I didn't have any specific inspiration for it, but did think about that scripture in Mark:
The Parable of the Sower
Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all ...
Gilbert Grape from Oscar Cortez on Vimeo. You can view the high-res version of the final piece here.Yesterday was such a great day … enjoyed a yummy lunch with Courtney and Jodie, fell asleep on some soft couches in IKEA and got to hang out with a bunch of old (and new!) friends, including Nathan G., Eddie, Rosie and Sarah. I drew this guy over dinner at Chick-fil-A … again, using the sweet, sweet Brushes iPhone ...
Squiddy McSquiderson from Oscar Cortez on Vimeo. You can view the high-res version of the final piece here.
Hope you like the video … it is for a project Tyler and I are planning right now. You can view the final piece on my Flickr.The actual time on this in Photoshop was 56 minutes, but Jennifer helped me lapse it to nearly 550 fps in Final Cut … woo hoo for speediness!