For those who keep up with my devientART Gallery, you will have seen a few designs popping up in the last month or so. That's a small portion of what has been going on around here. I have much to show you!
WEBSITE: TALI GIBSON DESIGNS LLC
It uses the Natural theme by Organic Themes, with some modifications. I loved the earthy feel of it, and it offered a decent amount of customization to suit our needs.
I'm looking forward to taking my Wordpress capabilities to another level, too. Designing a full website, rather than modifying preexisting templates, will be much more interesting. In the meantime, I am pleased with out the current version is turning out.
But I am already forming plans for the next version.
UDEMY: ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD
During my time in the office, the Creative Cloud (CC) version of Adobe products became more and more prominent, but there was no need to switch over to a subscription just yet.
This year, after a fair amount of consideration, I realized I had waited too long to upgrade and was allowing my skills to lag behind others in my field. I knew there were so many things other designers and photographers could do using CC that I was missing out on, or would be less efficient doing if I insisted on staying with CS6. I was missing key skills in CC products and the knowledge of how to use the latest version of the programs. I just didn't know what those skills were, exactly.
No time but the present to fix it.
I have known about Udemy for years now, and have purchased courses before. I saw an ad come up while procrastinating on social media this summer that there was a sale on courses, $14.99 each for a limited time. (As is Udemy's business model: the sale price is the regular price.)
Forest photo by Northwoods Murphy from Pexels.
Dancer photo by Ana Bregantin from Pexels.
But here I am getting distracted...
That's my goal.
Another benefit from creating assignments for Udemy courses is getting ideas for something personal and fun. For me, one of those things is creating something fantastical, and aim to get it to look as realistic as possible.
Fish photo by Claudio Guglieri.
Fish bowl photo by Alan Cabello from Pexels.
Swimmer photo by Federico Sironi.
I chose a few different options that appeared they could work together. But, the only way to know for certain would be to give it a shot. (This process has a fair bit of trial-and-error, and if we're lucky, less of the latter.)
Sure, it's not perfect... but it's pretty good if I do say so myself.
I would love to hear from you!