(look at me all smug in my garden! the doodle was a bit rough, i was just learning.)
then i updated it for fall, used a little bit of photoshop to carry the grass and leaves across the bottom of the image, and to resize the image to fit the header space. here is the final doodle:
* note: i added some side-swept bangs, because i got a haircut and i’m all about accuracy here ;-)
a cartoon artist/twitter friend, eric orchard, said that adobe ideas is like…
… the equivalent of having a napkin and a pen everywhere you are. It’s not perfect control but it’s really handy.
i agree. it was a bit fiddly at first for me, as i tried to get a feel for the features, resizing the page, zooming in/out. i also found i had to exaggerate some of the strokes because it smoothes out your lines (you’ll know what i mean if you use it — i believe the feature is called “vector smoothing”). but it is simple and a lot of fun to use.
i saved the image and edited the exposure in flickr (picnik) to make the colours darker. i could have done that originally in ideas by using a more opaque setting, but the original was a lot fainter, so this was a simpler solution. then i uploaded it to wordpress as the new header image.
i did the same thing to write the blog title as well.
i believe adobe ideas is available as a free iphone app as well. i haven’t tried that though. you all know about my cell phone…
speaking of which, i’m not very comfortable in the realm of technical/digital things, but this was easy enough for me, so i thought i’d share the process with those of you out there who asked or who might be curious to try it out.
here are the links for the free, adobe ideas app:
you can see some of my other doodles using adobe ideas, here:
count on family to keep it real (i kinda like this one)
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