Tuesday, January 25

this coming soon page is coming soon

i've decided to design and build my website to fit the template of a moleskin sketchbook. this is a coming soon notice of the coming soon page (i like to procrastinate, what can i say?) i started sketching out a very basic layout for a website, and decided to turn it into a coming soon page as well. i guess it gives you a little insight into the kinds of things i try to plan out at the beginning of a website design, like how accessible are the admin controls, how easy it will be for people to go from page to page, and some basic technical notations for when it comes to coding.

i've always wanted to try creating a completely hand drawn/photographed web site. i'm excited for the challenge to try to stuff as much usability and features cohesively into such small dimensions like that of a sketchbook.

the first release will be a very simple 1 page blog. you click either side of the sketchbook to go to the previous page or the next page, and that will be about it. then once that's up i'll start working on a user login and comments. then i'll start adding in other things like downloads (wallpapers, designer resources, etc) and anything else i fancy and think i can miniaturize into the site.

don't worry, i'm going to try to keep drawing regularly and keep getting new work up on this old thing until i get the new one up, so check back soon!

Monday, January 24

I just realized I don't have a pulse

wow. this is impressive. i'm out of bed and awake, successfully set up a scanner (hey, plugging it in is hard), cleaned a little, and am finally posting some sketches. all before noon!

without classes, i tend to fall out of any productive daily rhythm i might have obtained, so for the past month i have encountered some major struggles when attempting to escape the soft, warm prison of my bed before the clock strikes pm, so i'm proud of myself today. enough talking, here are some sketches.

 also, check out my dailybooth account from time to time to see some sketches that that didn't make the cut here, or in progress sketches.

Tuesday, January 11

Friday, January 7

the next best thing

I'm hard at work on creating my own site rather than using blogger, so hopefully before too long, that will be up. Unfortunately that means I don't have as much time to work on projects in the meantime. Hence the sabbatical I'm on from this right now. I did start something pretty fun yesterday, but it still needs a few more hours of work before I feel good about posting it, so keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, here are a few good songs and/or music videos.

Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer

strange but interesting video, plus a great song. they have a couple other good songs on their album psychic chasms if you like the sound of this.

Jonsi - Go Do

i wouldn't pick any other song to go with such an awesome video. created by the let's colour project as an advertisement.

adele - rolling in the deep

my friend natalie over at modemovement showed me this video a few weeks ago and I thought they had some really creative and amazing looking scenes.

muse - uprising

and to continue with the trend of miniature scenes being burned, let's not forget this video, which also includes your favorite lovable giant stuffed bears.