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This life-affirming application was dreamed up by developer David Pettigrew and designed by myself. The application is a wonderful, handy way to keep your life’s dreams and goals in check. Below is an excerpt from the iTunes description;
“Oftentimes in life we lose track of our aspirations. Those dreams and desires that we get excited about can easily fade out of sight. Don’t let your dreams be someday / maybe fantasies.
Getting Dreams Done keeps your dreams alive and real for you. This application will make a positive difference to your life by providing you with a practical tool that motivates and enables you to achieve your dreams and goals.”
I very much enjoyed the creative process with this application, as I was able to exercise my illustration skills in a new environment and work with vibrant colors.
Check out this cool tutorial here on alandesigns!
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This illustration is a practice in the subtleties of a woman’s face. The challenges were in getting the skin tones correct, and in blending the colors. Getting the detail in the eyes they way I wanted it took the most time.
This save-the-date card was created for my friends Ajai and Christin, with their visual sensibilities in mind. They liked a lotus flower theme, and even sat down with me to hand-choose some of the images to be used. The design is brought into the actual wedding invitations, response card, and info card as well. There is a bit of symbolism too, if you like, in the two larger lotus flowers coming together in the middle. They would represent the bride and groom being together.
This spacescape is a rendering of the Earth and Moon during the Early Jurassic period, according to and for lunarorigin.com. The challenge was to create an ultra-realistic scene while adhering to Tom Powell’s vision of how the Moon looked at that stage, with lava-filled basins and a much closer distance to the Earth.
Check out a close-up shot of the Moon