Video Tutorial: Vectorize, Live Paint, and Speech Bubble with Illustrator

In this tutorial, I will show you how I vectorized a pencil drawing that is scanned into the computer, live paint it in Illustrator, and then add a basic speech bubble. I created this tutorial as an extra credit activity to teach someone else how I use my newly developed Illustrator tools. -Human Imprint    

Update: Completed Chapter

I am happy to say that after a long time coming, a just finished my chapter on Agriculture. I now have one and half more chapters before I complete all of my content for the text. I continue to take my online design for publishing course and that is going pretty well. I love learning…

Comic Panels

My online design course is asking that I create one new piece of SOMETHING every single day for one month. Today I worked on some comic panel ideas for my pages. Right now, I am only in my writing phase, though I can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It…

The Daunting Font

There have been nights where I could waste two hours of time losing myself in trying to find the perfect font for a worksheet that I made for my students.  Much of that is my fault really, as I downloaded 3,000 fonts for my font book. But a good font choice can go a long…

Interview with Colin Wright-Creator of Exile Lifestyle

It is easy to fall in love with Colin Wright’s lifestyle choice. Just from reading his emails and blog, anyone can see that he is a highly driven, immaterial, and creative individual living a seemingly vagabond lifestyle in which I have become extremely jealous. He is the instructor of my 4-week online course on design…

INTRO TO DESIGN FOR PUBLISHING

I just signed up for an online course on design for publishing. I found it through a self-publisher whose blog I follow, named Colin Wright. This guy is amazing and I encourage you to go to his website and get inspired, I know that I do! As I continue to write my textbook, I am…

Setbacks

We can tell ourselves all that we want that there are 1,000,000,000 reasons that we could not find time to sit down and get something done. In my case, writing this book is throwing me every opportunity to procrastinate. Though there are times when life just has its way with you and you have to…

Top 50 sites for indie and self-published authors

Originally posted on Kobo Writing Life:
If you’re not following the blog of author August Wainwright (first: why not?, and second: you should!), you may have missed his Indie 50 list, the fifty best sites for indie and self-published authors. What you’ll find there is a wealth of resources that’s truly invaluable. The list is…

Write What You Know – Helen Walsh

Write What You Know – Helen Walsh. A great article written about the importance of subject research. via Write What You Know – Helen Walsh.