Month: February 2015 (page 1 of 3)

emoji talk

Screenshot 2015-02-25 at 7.57.49 PMSelect 5 emojis and use them as a prompt for a unique story. Screenshot your emojis and add link to your story below. If you are on Twitter then you can emojinate in one click!” okay this dc is really cute so here goes mine!

Okay so me and my cuddle-bug were going on a ski trip for spring break because for some reason we have a backwards spring break and it’s actually winter. Anyway we got there and totally chickened out and just stood outside freezing to death.

shows up fifteen minutes late with starbucks

This week could have gone a lot better. I ended up having to neglect my ds106 work to study for other midterms.

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all about that font

vixen ventures

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classy club owner turned vigilante on ds106 radio!

We’re getting the ball rolling with this radio show! My lovely team includes Lesya, Amy, and Gyeore. Each of those links takes you to their blogs and character dossiers if you want to review that. On saturday we all met up and I got to see the faces behind the blogs. We came up with a pretty good outline for the story, most of which came from Lesya’s creative writing mind. Our team name was kind of random; we went with ‘the alpacas’ or ‘noirpacas’ because Lesya had a stuffed alpaca in her room and it seemed as good a name as any. We ended up finding a way to work our name into the plot line of the story too.

It’ll be set up as if it’s a weekly show, Vixen’s Ventures, about Cat who owns a fancy club in New Orleans and when disaster strikes, turns into a masked hero, the Vixen Vigilante! The show will be narrated by Delia, the lounge singer who desperately wishes to be mysterious and daring like a femme fatale on one of her favorite radio dramas. In this episode Cat brings in a famous painting to attract classy customers, but after word gets out about it someone steals the painting! Then it’s the Vixen Vigilante to the rescue. She tracks down the painting to find that it’s been stolen by Bonnie and Cleo, leaders of the notorious, bank-robbing Barrow gang. Meanwhile, big shot lawyer and club regular, John Brown, is trying to peal himself away from the bar and head out onto the case himself. Cat can’t let that happen, for the painting she purchased was a fraud and if anybody finds out, her club will be sunk for sure. This will probably be revealed through some inner monologue-ing. Cat may be the good guy, but sometimes even the good guy slips up and cheats.

In all it’s just gonna be all about girl power featuring bad jokes about candy.

scary sounds and a haunted mansion!

So a while back I found a recording of outtakes from the haunted mansion narration from disneyland, and I jumped at the gun to use it for this assignment.

I over-downloaded and ended up with a bunch of effects I didn’t use, but I think I like having it as a simple recording rather than way too many things crammed in together. Here’s my end result of scary sounds!

I have a creepy organ playing all the way through. I varied the volume of it at times,depending on what I thought needed to be heard more. Then I threw in a creaking door, as if to welcome you into the haunted mansion. Next I have the dark welcome in, with talk of ghosts! Then there’s a faint whisper coming from somewhere in the house. And then it’s just the terrifying laughter.

Here’s a screenshot of what audacity looked like when I finished. You can probably tell I use the envelope tool a lot.

it can’t be over!

nooo design week is over! I think this has been my favorite by far, incase you couldn’t tell by the enthusiasm in my posts.

My Posts:

Daily Creates:

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yeah so self portraits are a thing

cartoon me!

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© is for copyright that’s good enough for me

Copyright is something I’m always on the lookout for. I always worry about using other people’s images because they worked hard to get those and I know that I wouldn’t want anybody to use my things without permission. However if the person is not claiming the image as their own or making any money off of the idea or image they stole. Copyright is something that I understand, but I have a hard time putting into words. I think the teaching copyright site was the best in helping my understanding because of it was meant for teaching kids and it’s super easy to understand. And I’m in a mood where I can’t put a lot of thought into things before I give up and walk away.

I had something really good to say and then I lost my train of thought because my roommate found a picture of a dog that looks like our friend. Now it’s bugging me. I was really on to something too.

Anyway, you know copyright I know copyright. Don’t take stuff that you’re not supposed to. And if you’re not sure if you can, then don’t.

one word

okay this assignment was way too easy. honestly it should have been worth one point. I don’t know maybe it would be harder for somebody who has no graphic design experience.

thiefThe assignment is to write one word and not use an color or effects or anything and let the font speak for the tone of the word. So here’s is the word “thief” in  italic courier new. I wanted it to be slight and swift, like Cleo Barrow. And courier new looks a bit old fashioned which fits for the time period. It doesn’t really match the time period they’re from, but it gives off an old time-y feel. Oh, and I just did it in photoshop, but I could have done it in paint really.

pretty poster project

Okay so in high school I did this project for a yard sale that the school was doing so for the promotional flyer assignment I picked up that old file, dusted it off, spruced up the font choices and here we are.

yard sale booth poster

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