Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cafe Tacvba Video

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.

Enjoy it!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Julian, CA Map

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.