Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Facebook Timeline, by Catwoman

I finally gave in and made the switch to Timeline on Facebook.  The lure of being able to fool with the cover photo was too much to resist.  Here is the completed cover photo, which was teased in a WIP post earlier this month.

Anne Hathaway clearly used as the reference for Catwoman,
and an overall nod to the awesome Adam Hughes' sleek, latex outfit design.
(Click to enlarge)

I am not sure the cover photo fun makes up for the ugly left-right alternating posts, but what's done is done.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Warm-up Sketch: Diet Nuclear

I was sorting through some old images and came across this two-part warm-up sketch.  The exercise is to quickly sketch an object, and then quickly use your imagination to change it into something else.  This was pretty simple, turning a Diet Pepsi bottle into a cartoony nuclear reactor (appropriate, considering the level of my addiction to caffeine)

(I think this was actually done in Open Canvas, and not Photoshop.
I particularly like the way Open Canvas looks like a pencil-made sketch
with the right opacity settings.)

It is a pretty good, creative exercise, and hopefully this will serve as a reminder to do it more often!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

W.I.P.: Catwoman Timeline

I have come to terms with the fact that Facebook will soon switch everyone over to Timeline.  So, I supposed I am now using it as an excuse to fool around with possible Cover Photo images.  Below is a piece of one of the possible images - Catwoman, using Anne Hathaway photos as reference.

I am actually surprised so many people use actual photos for their cover photo on Facebook.  I thought it would be the one feature people would fool around and tinker with on their profiles.  I can appreciate the use of a good photo though, and with the easy access to so many high quality digital cameras I understand it as a fast and easy way to make a flashy statement.