Tonight, Jupiter and Saturn appear in the sky the closet they’ve been in around 800 years. For the past six weeks or so, I’ve been watching the two bright planets getting closer and closer to one another in the western sky, just after sunset. So I made the above graphic in Adobe Illustrator to commemorate the event and get some design experience.Continue reading “The Great Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction”
I’ve read conflicting reports of whether or not a web designer needs to know how to draw. On the one hand, everything is done with computers these days. On the other, it’s useful to be able to communicate with images. As much as I text and e-mail, sometimes I just need to write things down by hand. Drawing could end up being a similarly-used skill.
But I can’t draw — what now? I read a post by Karen X that advised getting a book called You Can Draw in 30 Days and figured it was worth a shot. I borrowed the eBook through Tennessee Reads (libraries are such a valuable resource), and thought I’d share how it was going.Continue reading “Anyone can draw (apparently)!”