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Early on, in my bachelor's degree program, I researched local design firms and came across Anderson Design Group here in Nashville and my initial comment to my husband was, "THAT is where I want to work!" It is a small firm comprised of a handful of award winning designers with an impressive client list, clients from all over the country from small to large, including many of the major music recording and book publishing companies (which Nashville is known for), and are illustration-centric (LOVE! Eye Candy!). One of my assignments this week is to visit a firm, and so I made arrangements for Thursday afternoon. What really made me --gulp!-- nervous was the designer who emailed me back said "bring your portfolio" for possible future internship/employment opportunities. In lala land I could imagine myself working there, but now that there is a slim possibility --I have no idea what my chances are-- that it could become a reality, I'm petrified! Hopefully I'll get my sea legs by Thursday!

If you read this, please mentally send me some positive, calming thoughts on Thursday, Graphic Design mojo or karma, prayers, cross your fingers, whatever it may be...I greatly appreciate it and back at you.

-Quiche

Check out Anderson Design Group:
www.andersondesigngroupstore.c…
www.andersondesigngroup.blogsp…
  • Listening to: Fiddle-centric music
  • Reading: This Is Your Brain on Music- Levitin
  • Watching: clove smoke rings
  • Playing: fiddle
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: coffee
If I am not for myself, who is for me, but if I am for my own self [only], what am I? And if not now, when? -Rabbi Hillel, Mishnah, Pirkei Avot 1:14

                                         Mandala Quiche by QuicheLoraine


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Had to share this!
Andrew Loomis www.bpib.com/illustrat/loomis.… wrote and illustrated some of the best books on figure drawing, cartoon drawing, illustration and painting from 1939-1961. Sadly, these books are now out of print, hard to find, and in spite of popular demand, it doesn't seem the publisher has any intentions of reprinting them. However, I have found a link to PDF copies of all six books here www.placidchaos.com/AM/index.p… The easiest and fastest way is to right click the pictures of the books at the link and "Save link as". Whether you are a seasoned artist or a beginner, a young child to adult, or think you cannot draw at all, these books are excellent, full of numerous examples (black and white AND colour), techniques, and tips on nearly every aspect of figure and cartoon drawing, illustration and painting, including basic layout design, perspective, easily understood method of learning the proportions of the body, style, basic colour theory, etc., in a concise, easily understood by all method, every bit as applicable today, whether you are a traditional artist, or digital. There are plenty of books that teach drawing out there, but none I have seen so thorough and easily understood as Loomis' books. Loomis was an Illustration Genius! Get these while you can, as who knows how long the link will be archived or active, and be sure to share this link with anyone you think might be interested.  

Andrew Loomis books by QuicheLoraine

Sign the pledge against censorship

Thu Dec 18, 2008, 5:53 PM
China banned Deviant Art, see: news.deviantart.com/article/65…

I am urging everyone to visit Amnesty International's Irrepressible Info site here:
irrepressible.info/
and sign the pledge against censorship, like what has happened to our Chinese Deviant Art members. You can further help in undermining censorship by Deviantly (: displaying an Irrepressible Info badge that says: "Someone doesn't want people to read this" and shows snipets of banned information, found on the Irrepressible website.

Infinite blessings!

Don't know how I missed this, but in September, MSNBC interviewed Tim Bergers-Lee WWW inventor, and he gives props to SVG (and inadvertently Open Source software). See this: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26646919/
"If you look around at browsers, you'll find that most of them support scalable vector graphics," Berners-Lee said. "I'll let you figure out which one has been slow in supporting SVG."
-thought perhaps those of you following the technology would find this interesting (:
  • Listening to: Fiddle-centric music
  • Reading: This Is Your Brain on Music- Levitin
  • Watching: clove smoke rings
  • Playing: fiddle
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: coffee