Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Last weekend my son created this clever animation for the band Cafe Tacvba's song Esa Noche. I'm so impressed! He managed to pull it off in a couple of days with only Paint, MovieMaker, and an infuriatingly slow computer to work with. It shows what a little determination and lots of imagination can do.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I can see how this could become habit-forming.
When I got an email from They Draw and Cook informing me about a contest on their sister site, They Draw and Travel, I couldn't resist giving that a try, too.
Last year I had to do an illustrated map for one of my assignments, and I thought I wasn't going to like it. All those details! But in no time I got totally absorbed in creating all the little components and piecing them together. For that project I illustrated the pyramids near Mexico City. I'm tempted to try to recreate it in a new format and submit that one, too.
But for this map I chose Julian, California, a tiny gold mining (turned apple farming) town near San Diego. I've blogged about it before after a day trip during their apple festival. If you don't like crowds, it's best not to visit Julian during peak apple season.
The picture above is a detail from my Julian map - hop over to They Draw and Travel to view the rest of my map here.