sketch 10- 100 days 100 sketches -Nothing is Hard- {Personal Work}

[private]oh its been soo soo very long time ago since i wrote about or did any experimental stuff maybe thats the reason why this blog is so kinda , sort sleepy and dead 🙂

anyway yesterday which searching for solution about messy mesh points , i stumbled across some yum scripts for illustrator . Which in turn let me to more experimentation  and here is what i drew.

looking at the sketch it seems that there has been some extensive vector working done here but here is the secret

the ingredients in creating the intricate patterns are two illustrator scripts  ARC twist and fleurify

i am adding the vector file for you to download here happy scripting everyone!


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Remember not to reproduce or extract any part of this works for
derivative works without my permission.

 

I will be uploading more in the series to my Flickr Set 100 sketches. if you are on Flickr don’t forget to add me there

Project :- Self Exploration

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sketch 9- 100 days 100 sketches -SpeachLess Free Wallpaper- {Personal Work}

sketch 9- 100 days 100 sketches -SpeachLess Free Wallpaper- {Personal Work}

[private]You might remember my last sketch , Speachless , i needed some inspirational texts to keep me motivated hence i created this wallpaper for my desktop and you can have it as well. This one is 1280×1024 px. let me know if you need any specific size .

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Remember not to reproduce or extract any part of this works for
derivative works without my permission.

I will be uploading more in the series to my Flickr Set 100 sketches. if you are on Flickr don’t forget to add me there

Project :- Self Exploration
Ingredients :- Damask Background Speachless Drawing , Vintage Ornate Capitals Photoshop brushes

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sketch 8- 100 days 100 sketches -SpeachLess – {Personal Work}

sketch 8- 100 days 100 sketches -SpeachLess – {Personal Work}

[private]Year 2010 had been such busy year for me , during this year i really stopped writing anymore of the tutorials and got busy working for myself , getting myself ready you can say for the freelancer’s freedom. And i must say i have done it successfully . During this time i started my own online illustrations and graphics store and very successfully started getting orders for custom designs and illustrations which i like doing most!

During this time i found myself lost in creating FOR the client and started wondering if i was beginning to loose myself as an artist? … just to explore myself and the way i am going and my art is going i started 100 sketches , the idea is not really to produce all 100 sketches in coming 100 days but it is just a path to exploration  and i am so behind!! .

Yesterday i again doodled out some stuff and then started working on it having a clear idea of what artwork i am looking for so i doodled…. and got lost doodling 🙂 here is what i ended up creating.

I will be uploading more in the series to my Flickr Set 100 sketches. if you are on Flickr dont forget to add me there

Project :- Self Exploration

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Should a designer be working through service provider freelance sites?

Should a designer be working through service provider freelance sites?

[private]I think not !

Service provider sites  for freelance graphic designers are the sites which provide a platform for designers and clients where they can set up and provide and get  work done. Many leading designers and artists choose to stay away from these kind of sites because of the uncertainty of being paid on time and full amount .My experience had been the same.. I shoud’ve listened to their advice :).

While trying to expand my clientele I looked for these site , wasted lots and lots of time in updating my portfolio on these site. Creating folders , managing , writing non ending forms of terms and blah blah…  and when eventually I was being paid I faced some strange behaviors by clients , using “unauthenticated” credit cards for payment . OR as soon as the file was delivered “AFTER” client is  “Happy ” with the work. Client claiming a refund as the work was “NOT” according to their requirement!.

When something like this happens remember THESE service provider sites are not playing fair. As the amount of profit that these sites are gaining are from the clients site. Who puts the money in your mouth? hmmm…

But if you do decide to work through sites like Elance , Liveperson , Freelancer or odesk there is some extra work that you need to do . And that extra work is first doing your homework on the client you are going to start work with .

1- Check the rating of the client
2- How many project the client has already paid for , some sites show how much project and payments they have done and are reviewed back as well . So don’t go desperate to start working for just ANY client.
3- Read thorough the description it is always wise and nice to know if the client is ready to make down payment.
4-If you can which i think you should , Google the name of the company you are going to work for .
5- Most of these sites work through bids , If you do win a bid and get a project make sure that you have all your terms and conditions of work at hand.

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There are designers who are getting paid well and getting enough works through these sites , but then again it is not just the matter of how you handled the client , my advice is just remember that if something goes wrong most of these sites are going to with the Person seeking service and very often the service provider.IF this is something that seems ok with you in a ratio of 1 from 15 projects ….then i would say .. Happy hunting! ;)[/private]

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