Thursday, March 28, 2013

Undoubtedly you have all been seeing these red and pink equality pictures that everyone's been using as their twitter or facebook profile pictures to show their support for the Supreme Court undertaking the issues of gay marriage "proposition 8" and also the Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA. I'm going to show you a simple way to make your own custom version of this so you can stand out as well as support a great cause.


Coming soon will be the tutorial on some photoshop essentials needed to do a basic head swap and color correction. This picture here is of our professor Phil Gordon as Mahatma Gandhi or as I titled it Mahatma Gordy. Also later today will be a video on making your own custom equality peace sign... show support of the supreme court's undertaking of Prop 8 and the DOMA or defense of marriage act. As soon as youtube finishes uploading my video it'll be put on here. Thanks.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Inspiration vs. Creation Post 1

This weeks Rorschach what do you see was this pic from my ceiling. What did you see? I saw a man in the clouds. I'll be uploading the video on how this simple "Head in the Clouds" was made. Next inspirational challenge is this picture here...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Here is a few of the many Photoshop creatures I've made over the years. After viewing a few of the upcoming tutorials, you'll be able to create your own peculiar pets. 

Buck 2 by ~Escadeus on deviantART
It's a Buck by ~Escadeus on deviantART
Flying Buffalo Monkey by ~Escadeus on deviantART
Free Bird 2 by ~Escadeus on deviantART Walrus and the Carpenter.
Of cabbages and kings by ~Escadeus on deviantART
Gullray by ~Escadeus on deviantART
Different Universe by ~Escadeus on deviantART

Nat·u·ral ,ˈnaCHərəl, nah-chu-rahl Adjective

Existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind.

Ror·schach rôr'shäk', "Roar-shack",Noun

Swiss psychiatrist. His inkblot test, introduced in 1921, has become a standard clinical diagnostic tool in psychiatry.

Have you ever gone cloud watching? It's that old time tradition of lying out on a grassy field in the warm summer sun, staring up at the sky watching those strange and yet familiar clouds as they roll by. As you gaze upward you find your imagination and sub conscience begin to bend and shape those clouds into recognizable shapes, figures, faces, animals, etc.

Some images brought to mind are cute, playful, fun...
Others..... not so much...
The point is that our minds are terribly creative and powerful devices. Our minds find images and familiar shapes wherever we look. Take this tree for example, we know it's a tree, but our minds can't help but look at this picture and see a fantastic dragon's head and neck.
The creative process implements this sub conscience "image finder" when coming up with inspiration for paintings, drawing, film, etc. What I'm hoping to accomplish with this blog is to help squeeze out those creative juices and to pass along the training I've gathered through the years, so that when you come across a random picture that your friend has posted on facebook like this...'ll be able to get a laugh and turn it into this...
Here's another example. I saw this as my friend's profile pic...
...and came up with this forest goddess scene.
From today forward, once a week I'll be uploading an image like this coffee stain I ran into at work...
And will see how many different things people see in it, followed by my crude drawing of what I saw there. This one I saw a boy riding on a skateboard, wearing a cardboard box,...and a wheel broke off? haha.
Not my best drawing but you get the idea. Here is the creative inspiration challenge for this week. Look at this picture and comment on what you see.